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April 30, 2015


State Education News

ODE to look at literacy improvements
Portsmouth Daily Times                                                          4/30/2015

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is often changing the way schools test students, and how these schools are graded on their performance.

http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/news/news/153202462/ODE-to-look-at-literacy-improvements


High court agrees to hear 3 schools’ subsidies case
Toledo Blade                                                                       4/30/2015

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear an appeal in a case in which Toledo and two other urban school districts have sued the state to recover tens of millions in state subsidies.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2015/04/30/High-court-agrees-to-hear-3-schools-subsidies-case.html

 

Op/Ed

Listen to schools on bus funding
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                4/30/2015

Transportation costs are a reoccurring concern for public schools across the state, and the schools in the Ohio 8 Coalition are no exception.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2015/04/29/listen-schools-bus-funding/26568305/

 

Local Education News

Cleveland Teachers Protest Changes Aimed at Low-Performing Schools
State Impact Ohio                                                                 4/30/2015

Urged on by the Cleveland Teachers’ Union, hundreds of educators from across the district packed a school board meeting last night to protest changes aimed at some of the city’s worst performing schools.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2015/04/29/cleveland-teachers-protest-changes-aimed-at-low-performing-schools/


Library aims to give every student a card
Toledo Blade                                                                       4/30/2015

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has pledged to put a library card in the hand of every student, one of more than 30 communities to do so in a new effort championed by President Obama.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2015/04/30/Library-aims-to-give-every-student-a-card.html


Harding seniors focus on suicide prevention
Marion Star                                                                         4/30/2015

Suicide is a subject many people don’t want to talk about. But a chance remark from a choir member prompted a pair of Tri Rivers health technology students to wonder how someone in crisis can find help locally.

http://www.marionstar.com/story/news/2015/04/29/harding-seniors-focus-suicide-prevention/26604625/


Buckeye High School students hear story of drunken driving loss
Medina Gazette                                                                    4/30/2015

In a half-lit gymnasium packed with Buckeye High School students, you could hear a pin drop Wednesday as a retired sheriff’s sergeant recalled the day he lost two family members in a drunken-driving accident.

http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.com/2015/04/30/buckeye-high-school-students-hear-story-drunken-driving-loss/

 

Higher Education News

Senate panel votes to expand education benefits
POLITICO                                                                            4/30/2015

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously cleared a measure Wednesday that would expand tax-free accounts for college education and make them easier to use.

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/240541-senate-moving-toward-expanding-education-benefits


Clark State named Purple Heart campus for commitment to veterans
Springfield News-Sun                                                              4/30/2015

Clark State Community College has been named a Purple Heart campus, part of recent efforts to meet the needs of a growing veteran and active duty military student body.

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local-education/clark-state-named-purple-heart-campus-for-commitme/nk56B/
 

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