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September 23, 2014

State Education News

 

Common pleas judge allows suit over Medina student’s suicide to proceed

Medina Gazette                                                                    9/23/2014

A Medina County judge Monday declined to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed against

Medina Schools last year by the father of Deven Baab, a 14-year-old student who killed

himself in November 2012.

http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.com/2014/09/23/152221/

 

The 95% "fees" that charter schools pay White Hat go before the Ohio Supreme Court

Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            9/23/2014

When a school pays a for-profit company almost all of its money to run the school, lines

between public and private become very fuzzy.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/09/the_95_fees_that_charter_schools_pay_white_hat_

go_before_the_ohio_supreme_court_today.html

 

Op/Ed

 

Put young kids first to improve our education system

Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                9/23/2014

Four years ago the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region created a set of "Bold

Goals" for education, income and health to be achieved by the year 2020.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/09/22/put-young-children-first-education/16043127/

 

National Education News

 

Record number of public school students nationwide are homeless

Washington Post                                                                   9/23/2014

A record number of homeless children and teens were enrolled in public school last year,

according to data released Monday by the federal government.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/record-number-of-public-school-students-nationwide-

are-homeless/2014/09/22/ef4783d4-427f-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html

 

How the Education Spendthrifts Get Away With It

Wall Street Journal                                                                9/23/2014

Money for schools has again become a campaign issue.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/paul-peterson-how-the-education-spendthrifts-get-away-with-it-

1411339685

 

Local Education News

 

Situation Remains Tense As Teacher Strike Continues In Reynoldsburg

WBNS                                                                                9/23/2014

Reynoldsburg teachers returned to the picket lines Monday after beginning to strike on

Friday. For much of the day, some students were with them.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/09/22/reynoldsburg-teachers-block-cars-at-picket-line.html

  Also:    Students 'Protest' New Policies During Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike  WCMH

               Concerns Grow as Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Continues  (WSYX)

 

Copley-Fairlawn teachers reject new contract, eye ongoing strike near Columbus

Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            9/23/2014

Teachers in Copley-Fairlawn City Schools have rejected a new contract for the first time in

30 years.

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2014/09/copley_fairlawn_teachers_rejec.html

 

Cleveland's $200 million plan for new schools gains some City Council support

Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            9/23/2014

The new $200 million construction plan for the Cleveland schools picked up some city

council support today.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/09/clevelands_200_million_plan_fo.html

 

Local school districts offer profiles to paint bigger picture of education

Willoughby News Herald                                                         9/23/2014

Students may receive report cards a few times a year but school districts receive

assessments just once, usually near the start of the following school year.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20140920/local-school-districts-offer-profiles-to-paint-

bigger-picture-of-education

 

Assessing student learning: What works and what doesn't?

Willoughby News Herald                                                         9/23/2014

How best to determine if students are learning is a frequently discussed topic in schools,

the government and public realm.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20140919/assessing-student-learning-what-works-and-

what-doesnt

 

Groveport Parents Upset With New Drug Testing Plan For Middle School Students

WBNS                                                                                9/23/2014

Reading, writing, and random drug testing? Some parents are upset after learning their

middle school children might be tested for drugs.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/09/22/groveport-ohio-groveport-parents-upset-with-new-

drug-testing-plan-for-middle-school-students.html

 

Bullies Beware: Tennyson Elementary School to start structured recess program to curb bullying

WEWS                                                                               9/23/2014

As 3rd graders at Tennyson Elementary School lined up sitting with nervous energy for a

pre-recess meeting, teacher Kristin Blakeslee asked if they were ready for some new

games.

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/oh-lorain/tennyson-elementary-school-to-start-structured-

recess-program

 

New crisis intervention plan to be reviewed in January

Findlay Courier                                                                     9/23/2014

A suicide/crisis intervention procedure, started by Findlay City Schools this school year to

help students who might be experiencing mental health problems, will be re-evaluated in

January …

http://thecourier.com/local-news/2014/09/23/new-crisis-intervention-plan-to-be-reviewed-in-january/

 

Kenmore High School student fled from school after being punished, returned with gun

Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            9/23/2014

A 15-year-old Kenmore High School student brought a loaded and stolen gun to school

about 90 minutes after officials punished him for smoking inside the building, according to

the school district.

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2014/09/kenmore_high_school_student_fl.html

 

Area teachers navigate Common Core teaching standards

Lorain Morning Journal                                                           9/23/2014

Since Ohio adopted the Common Core standards in 2010, students have been exposed to

new learning practices during their educational careers

http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20140922/area-teachers-navigate-common-core-

teaching-standards-with-video

 

8 vying for Chillicothe school board spot

Chillicothe Gazette                                                                9/23/2014

Eight candidates will interview today and Wednesday for an opening on the Chillicothe City

Schools Board of Education.

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2014/09/22/vying-chillicothe-school-board-

spot/16084093/

 

Fairport Harbor leader praises state report card ratings

Willoughby News Herald                                                         9/23/2014

Two weeks after Ohio released this year’s state report card results, the superintendent of

the Fairport Harbor School District said he still can’t find a district in the state that has

grown in performance as much as Lake County’s smallest one.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20140922/fairport-harbor-leader-praises-state-report-card-

ratings

 

Higher Education News

 

YSU’s interim provost brings a national reputation to the job

Youngstown Vindicator                                                           9/23/2014

The YBI’s No. 1 ranking by University Business Incubator Index, based in Stockholm, Sweden

should put to rest any doubts about this region’s ability to compete…

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/sep/23/ysus-interim-provost-brings-a-national-r/

 

Editorial

 

Report cards revised

Columbus Dispatch                                                                9/23/2014

System will be meaningful only if schools have time to make it work

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2014/09/23/report-cards-revised.html

 

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