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June 24, 2014

State Education News

Straight A Fund’s Governing Board Makes Final Grant Recommendations
State Impact Ohio                                                                              6/24/2014

The Governing Board of Ohio’s Straight A Fund has selected 34 out of more than 200 finalists to receive competitive funding…


More Straight A Fund stories
ODEE Partners in $13.5 Million Statewide Grant
Canton Repository                                                                             6/24/2014

Two Stark County projects are poised to receive large state grants to support educational programs that promote literacy and business.


Beavercreek lands $900K state grant
Dayton Daily News                                                                            6/24/2014

Beavercreek City Schools was awarded a $995,000 Entrepreneurship and Investigative Learning Grant by the state on Friday.


RAMTEC Consortium to receive $14.99 million grant
Marion Star                                                                                       6/24/2014

A state board has recommended the Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative Statewide Advanced Manufacturing STEM/Career Technical Education Consortium, led by Tri-Rivers Career Center, receive a $14.99 million grant.


Springfield schools awarded $11.3M for South High project
Springfield News-Sun                                                                        6/24/2014

A consortium of Clark County schools has been awarded an $11.3 million state grant to renovate the former Springfield South High School and create a college and career readiness center that will benefit students across the region.


Area School District Finalist for Funding
WHIZ News                                                                                       6/24/2014

Three stories describe Straight A grants in SE Ohio.


Local Project under consideration for "Straight A" Funding
WILE                                                                                                 6/24/2014

20 School Consortium in East Central Ohio in line for $1.7 million.


Kirtland, Mentor and Willoughby-Eastlake school districts receive Straight A grants for advancement
Willoughby News Herald                                                                    6/24/2014

Some local school districts can expect a financial boost from the state after it was announced that their grant proposals were recommended to receive millions from Ohio’s Straight A Fund.


NOVA gives students educational alternative
Lima News                                                                                        6/24/2014

A $3.4 million state grant has paved the way for an alternate source of education in Fulton County.



National Education News

States’ special education services face tighter oversight by the Obama administration
Washington Post                                                                               6/24/2014

The Obama administration is tightening its oversight of the way states educate special-needs students, applying more stringent criteria that drop the number of states in compliance with federal law from 41 to 18.


Sex-Abuse-Prevention Efforts Urged for Students With Disabilities
Education Week                                                                                6/24/2014

As a sex educator who specializes in programs for youths with disabilities and their parents and teachers, Terri Couwenhoven is well acquainted with the anxiety that surrounds the subject of sexuality.



Local Education News

Eastern students help with DOE site's environmental report
Chillicothe Gazette                                                                            6/24/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy recently recognized a group of Eastern High School students for their work on an annual environmental report put out by the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.


$200 million price tag, 23 schools "refreshed," and a possible new Lincoln-West
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                                       6/24/2014

The Cleveland school district had one big surprise, a couple key clarifications and a lot of explanations about its new school construction plans Tuesday night.


Findlay schools looking for more energy savings
Findlay Courier                                                                                  6/24/2014

Findlay City Schools is considering hiring an energy conservation company to reduce the district’s energy bills.


LACA earns Confucius Classroom award from Chinese government
Newark Advocate                                                                              6/24/2014

A local education group earned a shout-out from the Chinese government for its work teaching Mandarin Chinese in local schools.


Durant lauds TPS successes in Rotary talk
Toledo Blade                                                                                     6/24/2014

Toledo Public Schools Superintendent Romules Durant touted the district’‍s improvements at the Rotary Club of Toledo meeting Monday.


Higher Education News

Education Department Again Delays ‘State Authorization’ Rule
Inside Higher Ed                                                                                6/24/2014

The U.S. Department of Education is again delaying the deadline for when colleges must comply with a requirement that they obtain authorization from regulators in each state in which they are physically located.

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Grants recognize school innovation
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            6/24/2014

Franklin County schools turned in a strong showing in the second round of Ohio’s Straight A Fund grants…


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