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January 29, 2015

State Education News

Ohio lawmakers welcome superintendent’s plan to trim standardized testing
Columbus Dispatch                                                                1/29/2015

Lawmakers heard State schools Superintendent Richard A. Ross’ recommendations on cutting the time students spend taking standardized tests and said they will look to expand on them.


GOP plan would increase accountability for Ohio charter schools
Columbus Dispatch                                                                1/29/2015

Majority Republicans in the General Assembly pledged yesterday to change Ohio charter-school law to make the privately operated, tax-funded schools more transparent and accountable.


Ohio coalition calls for closure of charter schools linked to Turkish immigrants
Akron Beacon Journal                                                             1/29/2015

Three labor unions, Ohio’s largest parent-teacher association and five other groups have asked that a chain of charter schools, currently under investigation by Ohio and the FBI, not be allowed to stay open another year.



National Education News

Rep. Marcia Fudge won't be left behind when No Child Left Behind gets rewritten
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            1/29/2015

Rep. Marcia Fudge won't be left behind when Congress attempts to rewrite "No Child Left Behind" education legislation this year.


Gold-Plated Public-School Pension Plans? Most Teachers Never See The Cash
Forbes                                                                               1/29/2015

One of the dirty little secrets of teacher contracts is how much they hurt the youngest teachers.



Local Education News

Education: A matter of choice
Marietta Times                                                                     1/29/2015

It is National School Choice Week, a time to place a spotlight on the importance of having a variety of education opportunities for students.


Dayton among most efficient education spenders in America
Dayton Business Journal                                                          1/29/2015

Dayton's public schools have their share of issues, but its education spending is among the most efficient in the country.


Northwestern Ohio schools blame costly salt, sparing use for snow days
Ashtabula Star-Beacon                                                            1/29/2015

Expensive road salt has resulted in lighter use by highway departments, a factor that has played a role in the five school closing days for Perrysburg’s schools.


Made to Order: Student chefs compete
Mansfield News Journal                                                          1/29/2015

The ProStart Invitational in Columbus last weekend showcased the talents of 29 culinary arts high school students, competing in either management or the intense culinary arts challenges.


Teachers face shooters in training session
Marion Star                                                                         1/29/2015

As the pounding of gunshots echoed through the hallways of Harding High School, teachers did what they had been taught for years: turn off the lights and hide in the corner.


Valley school leaders learn of career resources for students
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           1/29/2015

Whether students are going to college or to careers after high school, there are key resources available here to prepare them, school board members from Mahoning County learned Wednesday.


Marathon’s donation buys iPads, laptops
Findlay Courier                                                                     1/29/2015

Findlay middle school students will begin using some of the technology purchased with a Marathon Petroleum Corp. grant in classrooms this spring.


Lorain schools looking to make changes to embrace diverse student population
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           1/29/2015

Untangling challenges to improve education at Lorain City Schools includes help from the Hispanic community.


Zanesville City Schools seeks safe student commute
Zanesville Times-Recorder                                                       1/29/2015

Zanesville City Schools is looking at up to $415,000 in federal and state funds designed to encourage more students to walk or bike to school.



Higher Education News

Case Western Reserve University can revoke medical degree because student lacked
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            1/29/2015

Case Western Reserve University can deny a medical degree if it determines a student lacks "professionalism," a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.


Ohio University students protest tuition hike
USA Today                                                                          1/29/2015

Amid protests from students, the Ohio University Board of Trustees voted on Friday, Jan. 23, to raise tuition for all students.


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