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March 29-31, 2014

State Education News

Ohio officials urge groups to apply for Summer Food Service Program
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                      3/31/2014

Nearly 60,000 Ohio children received a free meal each day last summer through the Summer Food Service Program…


Lorain students find link between music and learning to read
Lorain Morning Journal                                                                      3/31/2014

Quick video clips of many varieties of music linked students and parents to music and reading at a Rocking into Reading literacy…


School districts challenged to meet student mental health needs
Middletown Journal                                                                          3/31/2014

Demand in mental health services for children has dramatically increased, and school districts across…


Race to the Top extension sought
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            3/31/2014

State education officials say they need another year to spend a federal Race to the Top grant and implement…


A little testy
Lima News                                                                                        3/31/2014

Earlier this month, the Ohio Department of Education announced the creation of the Next Generation Assessments, two new online student…


School districts ask voters for boosts
Toledo Blade                                                                                     3/31/2014

A slide in state funding prompted Sylvania Schools…




A call to action
Daily Call                                                                                            3/31/2014

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” is a great quote, reminder, and call to action…



National Education News

Khan Academy, Open Ed. Providers Evolve With Common Core
Education Week                                                                                3/31/2014

Continuing its evolution from quirky disruptor of traditional classroom learning to mainstream player aligned…



Local Education News

Parents and foster kids look to strike up a relationship
Akron Beacon Journal                                                                        3/31/2014

Twelve-year-old William was looking for more than a strike Saturday as he worked the alleys…


Leadership program aims to raise the bar for local education
Canton Repository                                                                             3/31/2014

Stark County makes for an awesome classroom…


Horses make sense for kids in therapy
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            3/31/2014

Child psychotherapy commonly takes place in a professional office…


Baseball tries to keep up as kids play other games
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            3/31/2014

As reminders of a winter cut from a Russian novel linger, two words come to mind…


Which zoo is Number 1
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            3/31/2014

Everybody loves to be the best, and zoos are no different…


Rep. says vouchers less of a problem than open enrollment
Lima News                                                                                        3/31/2014

Heritage Elementary School Principal Stacy Barker has a fourth-grader who…


A chance to speak up on school cuts
Mansfield News Journal                                                                    3/31/2014

The public will get a chance to weigh in on proposed cuts at city schools…


SCS teachers get annual raises, stipends in new contract
Springfield News-Sun                                                                        3/31/2014

Springfield City Schools has a new three-year contract with its teachers union…


What constitutes a meeting? Youngstown wants to know
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                      3/31/2014

If a majority of one public board attends a meeting of another board or commission, are those board members violating the Ohio Sunshine…


Charter Schools
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                      3/31/2014

Jim Sinclair agreed to talk with a reporter on the telephone, but he made it clear that he was…


Boardman students, area firefighters get hazmat training
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                      3/31/2014

Boardman firefighter Jessica Kollmorgen’s mission was to provide the intricate details of pieces…


Mathews superintendent: 'We're done' negotiating
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                      3/31/2014

The union representing nonteaching employees of Mathews Local Schools will meet…



Higher Education News

SAT gets a face-lift, but will it matter
New Philadelphia Times-Reporter                                                      3/31/2014

The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing a major revision — eliminating obscure vocabulary…




Bring justice to the guilty
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            3/31/2014

As The Dispatch reported on Monday, a number of people suspected of participating in the Columbus City Schools data-rigging scandal…


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