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July 9, 2014

State Education News

Emails shed light on altering Columbus schools’ student data
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  7/9/2014

Newly discovered emails show the matter-of-fact way some Columbus principals asked former data czar Steve Tankovich to alter their school data, even when it was inappropriate.



National Education News

Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              7/9/2014

The survey of the class of 2008, by the National Center for Education Statistics, provides an interesting snapshot of the nation’s educated elite following a crushing economic recession…



Local Education News

Straight A Funding Will Create Education Hub At Springfield's South High School
WYSO FM                                                                             7/9/2014

Springfield's former South High School, built in the early 1900s, is on its way to becoming an educational hub for students.


Brookville Local Schools nominated for grant worth up to $25k
Dayton Daily News                                                                  7/9/2014

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education announced Brookville Local School is in the running for a grant worth up to $25,000.


Columbus Grove, Fort Jennings preschool programs win state award
Lima News                                                                           7/9/2014

Columbus Grove and Fort Jennings Early Discovery Preschool programs were given a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio.


Closing the Achievement Gap in Maple Heights means encouraging high school graduation
WEWS                                                                                 7/9/2014

Tyler Williams just finished his first year at Maple Heights High School, but he already knows where he's headed after graduation.


Mid-East approves Perkins as new superintendent
Zanesville Times-Recorder                                                         7/9/2014

The Mid-East Career and Technology Centers Board of Education approved the contract for a new superintendent to start Aug. 1.


Mentor educator wins Major League Baseball All-Star Teacher contest
Willoughby News Herald                                                           7/9/2014

Mentor School District art teacher Jacqui Spetrino has earned the right to represent the Cleveland Indians at Major League Baseball’s 2014 All-Star Game in Minneapolis on July 15.


Reds honor local All-Star teacher
mlb.com                                                                              7/9/2014

Rachel Blanks of Dayton, Ohio will represent the Cincinnati Reds at the MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis on July 15 as one of 30 winners of the "Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers" campaign.



Higher Education News

How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid
NPR                                                                                    7/9/2014

Every year, more than a million students don't complete the FAFSA — the main federal student-loan application. One big reason? The form is so complicated that it discourages some people from even trying.


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