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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…

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/mar/31/ohio-officials-urge-groups-to-apply-for-/


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…

http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20140330/lorain-city-schools-students-find-link-between-music-and-learning-to-read


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…

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/school-districts-challenged-to-meet-student-mental/nfNLh/


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…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/03/29/race-to-the-top-extension-sought.html


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…

http://www.limaohio.com/news/news/896579/A-little-testy


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

A slide in state funding prompted Sylvania Schools…

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2014/03/31/School-districts-ask-voters-for-boosts-to-cover-expenses-update-buildings.html

 

Op/Ed

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…

http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/4011247/Forever-Free:-A-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…

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/28/27khan.h33.html

 

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…

http://www.ohio.com/news/trexler/parents-and-foster-kids-look-to-strike-up-a-relationship-1.476990


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

Stark County makes for an awesome classroom…

http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140330/NEWS/140329352/1994/NEWS


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

Child psychotherapy commonly takes place in a professional office…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/03/31/horses-make-sense-for-kids-in-therapy.html


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…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/03/31/sport-tries-to-keep-up-as-kids-play-other-games.html


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

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

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/03/31/which-zoo-is-number-1.html


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…

http://www.limaohio.com/news/news/836196/Last-quarter-vouchers-disruptive


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…

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20140328/NEWS01/303280020/A-chance-speak-up-school-cuts


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…

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/scs-teachers-get-annual-raises-stipends-in-new-con/nfNCz/


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…

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/mar/30/youngstown-board-of-education-what-const/


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…

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/mar/30/ohio-charter-schools-part-one-of-three-m/


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…

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/mar/29/well-suited-for-hazmat/


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

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

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/mar/29/mathews-schools-union-district-reach-sta/

 

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…

http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20140329/NEWS/140329036/1994/NEWS

 

Editorial

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…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2014/03/30/1-bring-justice-to-the-guilty.html
 

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