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August 28, 2014


State Education News

Business leaders line up to support Common Core
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/28/2014

The No. 1 issue that business owners raise is workforce quality, said Michael Hartley of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/08/27/business-leaders-line-up-to-support- common-core.html

Also: Local educators oppose Common Core repeal (WDTN)
Video: Chambers of Commerce Testify in Support of Common Core Standards (WCMH)


Ed committee makes recommendations on grad requirements
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/28/2014

Specifics on graduation requirements for high school freshmen are still up in the air, but those students’ futures could be clearer by the end of the year.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-daily-briefing/2014/08/8-27-14-grad-requirements.html


Ohio earns 'A' on new education ranking and scorecard
Logan Daily News                                                                  8/28/2014

Ohio is one of three states to earn an “A” on a new ranking and analysis from the Center for Education Reform (CER), School Choice Today; Voucher Laws Across the States Ranking and Scorecard 2014.

http://www.logandaily.com/news/ohio-earns-a-on-new-education-ranking-and-scorecard/article_fa39e0d2-103a-57dc-bba3-7be9e4b1cfff.html


Portage County Superintendent and ESC are in trouble with the state again over backing of charter
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            8/28/2014

The Ohio Department of Education ordered the ESC and Portage County Superintendent Dewey Chapman this week to stop trying to sponsor the Hope 4 Change charter school in Cincinnati this fall.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/08/portage_county_superintendent_and_esc_are_in_troub.html


Federal appeals court allows bullying suit against Green schools to continue
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            8/28/2014

A mixed decision by a federal appeals court on Wednesday allows a Uniontown woman's lawsuit against Green Local Schools over the bullying of her daughter to proceed in U.S. District Court.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/08/federal_appeals_court_allows_b.html

 

Local Education News

More than 100 3rd-graders held back due to new reading law
Canton Repository                                                                 8/28/2014

More than 100 Stark County students must repeat the third grade this school year because they did not prove they can read well enough to advance, according to a Repository analysis.

http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140827/NEWS/140829340/13230/NEWS


Some students held back by 3rd grade test
WKYC                                                                                8/28/2014

With the start of a new school year some third graders in Northeast Ohio are being held back because of state reading requirements. So now the push is on to make sure these students are on track before the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/education/2014/08/27/school-districts-work-to-improve-student-reading-skills/14677511/


More schools not open to public on voting days
Canton Repository                                                                 8/28/2014

Many school district officials around the area continue to ask the Stark County Board of Elections to keep voting out of their buildings.

http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140827/News/140829341#ixzz3BhNUsGp5


Columbus schools lack policies on hiring, firing employees
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/28/2014

The Columbus City Schools employ thousands of people and have a personnel department with 42 workers and a $3.7 million-a-year budget, but the district has no written policies for hiring and firing people or following other basic procedures.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/08/27/CCS_audit_committee_report.html


Fall ‘Wright Flight’ program to begin
New Philadelphia Times-Reporter                                               8/28/2014

The New Philadelphia Schools again will be sponsoring and paying for its students with a 21st Century Grant from the state of Ohio, Henry said.

http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20140827/NEWS/140829346


Author helps Newark kids learn ABCs through yoga
Newark Advocate                                                                  8/28/2014

The preschool classroom at the Montessori Community School didn't sound like the typical yoga class.

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2014/08/27/author-helps-newark-kids-learn-abcs-yoga/14717373/
 

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