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November 19, 2014

State Education News

Measure Opening Door to Teacher Merit Pay Passes Ohio House Committee
State Impact Ohio                                                                11/19/2014

The state is one step closer towards repealing the law that mandates a minimum salary schedule for teachers — opening the door to a merit-based pay system.


House committee votes to kill minimum teacher pay scale, sends change on to full House (Plain Dealer)
Why should we change teacher pay? House Education Committee Chairman Gerald Stebelton… (Plain Dealer)

Ohio House may change a change so there's no change on third grade reading tests
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           11/19/2014

Hold off on plans to skip those new Common Core reading tests for third graders.


School makeup days differ by district
Springfield News-Sun                                                            11/19/2014

Ohio law on school snow days has changed, but the next few winters could be confusing for local students and parents, as makeup-day rules will change in different years for different schools.



National Education News

The $35 Tablet That Is Changing the Education Landscape In India
Forbes                                                                              11/19/2014

As anyone in the US with children of school-age can attest, technology enhanced learning has become a standard.



Local Education News

Shale academy ready to graduate oil and gas workers
WYTV                                                                              11/19/2014

The Utica Shale Academy, located inside Southern Local Schools, held a special demonstration Tuesday for students and board members.


Confidence 'STEMs' from conference
Sandusky Register                                                                11/19/2014

Dozens of the area's brightest young minds converged at BGSU Firelands on Friday.


Hudson to be part of educational feature for Korean public TV report
Hudson Hub-Times                                                               11/19/2014

Educational methods successfully used among Hudson teachers and staffers are well known across Ohio. In January, Hudson's reputation may spread a little farther -- to the Far East.


Dreams crushed for Sandusky Schools
Sandusky Register                                                                11/19/2014

Sandusky Schools officially lost its bond issue by 16 votes after the Erie County Board of Elections certified results earlier this morning.


Previous: Sandusky Schools supporters hoping for miracle

Common Core opponents organize in Chillicothe
Chillicothe Gazette                                                               11/19/2014

Opposition to the Common Core learning standards has galvanized a new local advocacy group into action.


Hilliard parents, officials discuss value of state education tests
Columbus Dispatch                                                               11/19/2014

Hilliard parent Bill Warner is all too familiar with the state of testing in schools.


School promotes student safety during winter season
Piqua Daily Call                                                                   11/19/2014

Within our busyness and deadlines, it is easy to forget important safety precautions during the winter season that parents, students and the community need to be mindful of.


School Bus Safety: The Dangerous Road
WDTN                                                                              11/19/2014

In August, we reported about a Dayton School Bus Driver that went speeding through this crime scene with children on board.


Parma parents fear support-staff strike, 1 1/2 years after contract expired
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           11/19/2014

Nearly a year and a half after Parma school employees' contract expired, the employees' union is still negotiating with Parma City School District for better pay, and parents fear a strike.


Columbus school board finally creates finance panel
Columbus Dispatch                                                               11/19/2014

Columbus City Schools has established a new finance committee to oversee the district’s budgeting and spending.


Hubbard schools get restraining order
Youngstown Vindicator                                                         11/19/2014

The Hubbard School District won a temporary restraining order to keep a company it hired to store records from destroying hard drives that contain copies of those records.



Higher Education News

Gaming the System
Inside Higher Ed                                                                  11/19/2014

Performance-based funding is increasingly popular among both state and federal policy makers, who want public institutions to graduate more students, more efficiently.


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