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June 25, 2014


State Education News

State aims at dozens of Columbus educators’ licenses
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            6/25/2014

About 60 educators from Columbus City Schools have been notified that their licenses to work in Ohio schools are in danger because of their role in the district’s data scandal.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/06/24/Columbus-educators-data-scandal-state-licenses.html

 

National Education News

A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education
NPR                                                                                                  6/25/2014

The Obama administration said Tuesday that the vast majority of the 6.5 million students with disabilities in U.S. schools today are not receiving a quality education…

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/06/24/325229848/a-major-shift-in-oversight-of-special-education


Shift in Law on Disability and Students Shows Lapses
New York Times                                                                                6/25/2014

Fewer than a third of states and territories now comply with federal disability law under a change announced Tuesday in the way the Department of Education evaluates how well public schools educate students with disabilities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/25/us/shift-in-law-on-disability-and-students-shows-lapses.html?_r=0

 

Local Education News

Area schools financially rewarded for collaboration
Akron Beacon Journal                                                                        6/25/2014

Schools that share together save together. That’s the message the state has promoted in awarding a second round of Straight-A grants designed to encourage cost-saving collaborations that free up money for the classroom.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/area-schools-financially-rewarded-for-collaboration-1.498773


Local districts poised to receive $1.7M for innovative projects
Hamilton Journal-News                                                                     6/25/2014

Four school districts in Butler County will benefit from $1.7 million in Straight A Fund grants from the state of Ohio.

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/local-education/local-districts-poised-to-receive-17m-for-innovati/ngRks/


Columbus schools on door-to-door reading blitz
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            6/25/2014

After showing impressive year-over-year gains in third-grade reading, Columbus City Schools are making a final push to target almost 700 kids who haven’t passed the state’s reading test and who risk repeating third grade.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/06/24/Columbus_schools_announce_reading_blitz.html


New committee to bolster Springmill Learning Center
Mansfield News Journal                                                                    6/25/2014

A community committee was organized Monday to develop strategies for the sustained use of Mansfield City Schools’ Springmill Learning Center.

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20140624/NEWS01/306240009/New-committee-eye-uses-Springmill?nclick_check=1


Grievance filed over teacher's 'hiring'
Mansfield News Journal                                                                    6/25/2014

The Mansfield School Employees Association filed a grievance with the Mansfield City School District on Monday over an alleged violation of collectively bargained hiring procedures, a union official said.

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20140624/NEWS01/306240035/Grievance-filed-over-teacher-s-hiring-


TPS will go to voters for funds
Toledo Blade                                                                                     6/25/2014

The Toledo Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to place a five-year, 5.8-mill new money levy before voters. If passed, it would raise about $13.3 million a year, costing the owner of a $100,000 home $203 annually.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2014/06/25/TPS-will-go-to-voters-for-funds.html


Youngstown school board OKs costs to reopen Volney
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                      6/25/2014

The city school board approved more than $234,000 in material and supply expenses to reopen Volney Rogers as a Discovery school next year and hired several administrators.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/jun/25/school-board-oks-costs-to-reopen-volney/


Jefferson meets most indicators in OAA tests
Ashtabula Star-Beacon                                                                      6/25/2014

The Jefferson Area Local School District met all but three indicators in the latest round of Ohio Achievement Assessment tests, Superintendent John Montanaro said Monday.

http://www.starbeacon.com/local/x1669979154/Jefferson-meets-most-indicators-in-OAA-tests

 

Higher Education News

Is a college degree still worth it? Study says yes
Akron Beacon Journal                                                                        6/25/2014

Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.

http://www.ohio.com/news/education/is-a-college-degree-still-worth-it-study-says-yes-1.498639


Non-Decline of Liberal Arts Colleges
Inside Higher Ed                                                                                6/25/2014

Could it be that the demise of liberal arts colleges, like the death of Mark Twain, has been exaggerated?

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/06/25/new-analysis-challenges-narrative-decline-about-liberal-arts-colleges - sthash.7MlQGKzA.dpbs


5 Costly Financial Aid Mistakes Community College Students Make
US News and World Report                                                               6/25/2014

Financial aid helps put college within reach for millions of students, but a few common mistakes and misconceptions can cost students thousands.

http://www.usnews.com/education/community-colleges/paying/articles/2014/06/24/5-costly-financial-aid-mistakes-community-college-students-make
 

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