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March 19, 2015

State Education News

Ohio Business Roundtable, OSU Fisher College collaborate to train education’s next leaders
Columbus CEO Magazine                                                         3/19/2015

The Ohio Business Roundtable teams up with OSU’s Fisher College of Business to create a new generation of school principals trained as turn-around agents for high-poverty schools.


How vocational schools are working with manufacturers, contractors to better instruct students
Columbus CEO Magazine                                                         3/19/2015

Eric Phillips knows how valuable manufacturing and construction jobs are to a community’s success.


Central Ohio universities craft courses to meet changing needs of businesses
Columbus CEO Magazine                                                         3/19/2015

A partnership between Nationwide Insurance and Otterbein University highlights a common direction higher education and industry are taking to address workforce needs.


Panel gets to work on testing in Ohio schools
Columbus Dispatch                                                                3/19/2015

As students wrapped up their first round of new tests based on Common Core standards, a state advisory panel convened yesterday to study whether Ohio should scale back or even scrap some standardized tests.


Bill To Eliminate PARCC Moving Through Ohio House
WOUB                                                                               3/19/2015

State Rep. Andrew Brenner’s legislation would restructure the state’s testing model and get rid of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career exams, better known as PARCC.


Test security now means checking social media for cheaters                                        
WCMH                                                                               3/19/2015

For the organizations that give standardized tests, it's a common - and common-sense - security measure.




State working to cut Ohio college costs
Newark Advocate                                                                  3/19/2015

If you are the parent of a middle school or high school student, you've probably started to ask yourself the same questions asked by many others in your situation: Will my child be ready for college? Will I be able to afford it?



National Education News

How Maine’s schools could save $38 million
Bangor Daily News                                                                3/19/2015

The business parks around Columbus, Ohio, look like business parks most anywhere, with mile after mile of non-descript office buildings lining the suburban streets in seemingly all directions.


Skilled jump rope group lifts young girls to success
CBS Evening News                                                                 3/19/2015

If you think of jumping rope as an art form, then the Firecrackers are masters. They're an extraordinary group of girls -- spanning grades fourth to eighth -- from South Lebanon, Ohio.



Local Education News

Schools to be supplied with emergency clothing
Findlay Courier                                                                     3/19/2015

Children who come to school without something they need, like socks, or who make a mess and need a change of clothes, will soon be able to get clothing out of a Kiwanis Closet.


Ohio BOE talks about Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
Logan Daily News                                                                  3/19/2015

The Logan-Hocking Board of Education met on Monday to hear representatives Cathy Morgan and Cindy Miller from the Ohio Board of Education discuss the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, or OTES.


Chillicothe High School wins 2015 South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl
Jackson County Times-Journal                                                   3/19/2015

Chillicothe High School captured the third annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl title on Friday, March 13, 2015…


7 Valley robotics teams advance to regionals
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           3/19/2015

Robotics teams from seven Mahoning Valley high schools will be competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition Buckeye Regional March 27 and 28 in Cleveland.


New Philadelphia elementary schools to join Project Lead the Way
New Philadelphia Times-Reporter                                               3/19/2015

Elementary students will take part in a new program, beginning next school year, designed to improve their critical-thinking skills and introduce them to science, technology, engineering and math.


Buckeye Career Center students participated in Career and Technical Education Student Showcase
New Philadelphia Times-Reporter                                               3/19/2015

Students from the Energy Operations program at Buckeye Career Center participated in the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education Student Showcase held March 12 at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.


Schools take precautions after MRSA case confirmed
Newark Advocate                                                                  3/19/2015

Granville Schools alerted parents of students Wednesday of a confirmed case of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of “staph” infection that can cause skin infections difficult to treat.


Superintendent: Lake dam issue comes at worst time
Newark Advocate                                                                  3/19/2015

Walnut Township Local Schools Superintendent Randy Cotner said problems with the Buckeye Lake dam could not come at a worse time for the school district as it tries to pass a levy in May help its struggling finances.



Higher Education News

New CABLE classes help students become college ready
Canton Repository                                                                 3/19/2015

Pursuing a college degree wasn’t even a consideration for Erica Ohman until last year when she found herself lying in a hospital bed with a collapsed lung.


Ohio's 14 public universities
Sandusky Register                                                                 3/19/2015

Ohio has one of the largest public higher education systems in the nation, serving almost 600,000 students annually, offering options to obtain their GED, Ph.D. and everything in-between.


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