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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…

http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2014/06/23/straight-a-funds-governorning-board-makes-final-grant-recommendations/


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.

http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140624/NEWS/140629780/10283/NEWS


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.

http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/local-education/beavercreek-lands-900k-state-grant/ngP2Z/


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.

http://www.marionstar.com/article/20140623/NEWS01/306230024/RAMTEC-Consortium-receive-14-99-million-grant?nclick_check=1


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.

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/springfield-schools-awarded-113m-for-south-high-pr/ngPzL/


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

Three stories describe Straight A grants in SE Ohio.

https://www.whiznews.com/tags/straight-a-fund


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.

http://www.yourradioplace.com/news/top-local-news/item/5616-local-project-under-consideration-for-straight-a-funding.html


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.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20140623/kirtland-mentor-and-willoughby-eastlake-school-districts-receive-straight-a-grants-for-advancement


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.

http://www.limaohio.com/news/news/1420900/NOVA-gives-students-educational-alternative

 

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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/states-special-education-services-face-tighter-oversight-by-the-obama-administration/2014/06/23/a103031e-fb36-11e3-b1f4-8e77c632c07b_story.html


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.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/06/24/36abuse.h33.html

 

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.

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20140623/NEWS01/306230012/Eastern-students-help-DOE-site-s-environmental-report?nclick_check=1


$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.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/06/key_takeaways_from_school_boar.html


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.

http://thecourier.com/local-news/2014/06/24/findlay-schools-looking-for-more-energy-savings/


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.

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140623/NEWS01/306230018/LACA-earns-Confucius-Classroom-award-from-Chinese-government?nclick_check=1


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.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2014/06/24/Durant-lauds-TPS-successes-in-Rotary-talk.html


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.

http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/06/24/education-department-again-delays-%E2%80%98state-authorization%E2%80%99-rule - sthash.nrqfIppQ.dpbs

 

Editorial

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…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2014/06/24/grants-recognize-school-innovation.html
 

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