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Dec. 3, 2015

State Education News

Keeping Kids in School and Out of Courts: Push Underway to Reform School Discipline in Ohio
WBNS                                                                                12/3/2015

There's a push underway right now to reform school discipline in Ohio to keep more kids in the classroom, and out of trouble.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2015/12/02/columbus-ohio-keeping-kids-in-school-and-out-of-courts-push-underway-to-reform-school-discipline-in-ohio.html


Analysis: Ohio test scores, poverty continue to be tied
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           12/3/2015

An analysis of recent student test results in Ohio shows the continuing role of poverty in the scores.

http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20151202/analysis-ohio-test-scores-poverty-continue-to-be-tied


TPS fights state law, seeks approval to sue over funds
Toledo Blade                                                                       12/3/2015

Toledo Public Schools on Wednesday urged the Ohio Supreme Court to strike down a law barring it from suing to regain aid money withheld by the state because it believed it had previously overpaid the district for student enrollment.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2015/12/03/TPS-fights-state-law-seeks-approval-to-sue-over-funds.html

 

National Education News

House Restores Local Education Control in Revising No Child Left Behind
New York Times                                                                    12/3/2015

The House on Wednesday approved a sweeping bill to revise the contentious No Child Left Behind law…

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/03/us/house-restores-local-education-control-in-revising-no-child-left-behind.html?_r=0

 

Local Education News

Back to nature: Outdoor Learning Center fill schools' wildlife wish list
Ashtabula Star-Beacon                                                            12/3/2015

The Outdoor Learning Center board of directors has parlayed a sizable grant into gifts that will assist science education in the Conneaut school system.

http://www.starbeacon.com/community/neighborhoods/back-to-nature-outdoor-learning-center-fill-schools-wildlife-wish/article_41015457-e9a9-5c93-973b-b1586979a105.html


There's more Arabic at Mason schools. Here's why.
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                12/3/2015

This school year, Mason enrolled 135 new English as a Second Language students, 51 of whom – 38 percent – speak native Arabic.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/education/2015/12/01/theres-more-arabic-mason-schools-heres-why/76326646/


2015 Best Schools: Brag-Worthy Programs & Initiatives in Central Ohio
Columbus Monthly                                                                12/3/2015

Central Ohio districts are thinking outside the classroom, affording students the opportunity to learn and grow in job-training programs, hands-on learning environments and even other countries.

http://www.columbusmonthly.com/content/roundups/2015/11/2015-best-schools-brag-worthy-school-programs.html


Lorain Schools officials plan graduation rate diagnosis
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           12/3/2015

Lorain City Schools officials tapped a national nonprofit program for expert advice on improving graduation rates.

http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20151202/lorain-schools-officials-plan-graduation-rate-diagnosis


Margaretta Middle School Students Harvest Lettuce
Sandusky Register                                                                 12/3/2015

Margaretta Schools is the only district in northern Ohio that offers agriculture classes to middle school students.

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/Education/2015/12/02/Margaretta-Middle-School-Students-Harvest-Lettuce.html


East Cleveland parents report growing after-school student fights near Shaw High School
WEWS                                                                               12/3/2015

Shaw High School parents want something to be done about what they call a growing number of after-school fights taking place near the school.

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/east-cleveland-parents-report-growing-after-school-student-fights-near-shaw-high-school


Mentor School District accepts challenge encouraging chain reaction of kindness
Willoughby News Herald                                                         12/3/2015

The Mentor School District signed on to be a part of Rachel’s Challenge five years ago…

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20151202/mentor-school-district-accepts-challenge-encouraging-chain-reaction-of-kindness


Howland schools forms new panel to reach out to community
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           12/3/2015

A superintendent’s council of 34 parents of Howland students, parents of former Howland students and other community members has signed on to help the school district reach out to the community.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/dec/03/howland-schools-new-panel-to-reach-out-t/