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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.


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.




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.



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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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