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July 25-27, 2015

State Education News

Despite 5 of 8 gone, art and music go on in Ohio schools
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette                                                          7/27/2015

The elimination of a rule protecting art teachers, nurses and counselors likely will have little effect on an Ohio kid’s educational experience, at least for this year.


School districts in Ohio cutting librarians
Columbus Dispatch                                                                7/27/2015

Tight budgets, rise of Internet given as causes for diminishing role


Ohio standards board opposes school barricade devices
Education Week                                                                   7/27/2015

Ohio's building standards board took a strong position Friday against the installation of barricade devices on classroom doors in the event of an active shooter, just weeks after a law went into effect allowing the devices.


Charter schools seek allowances based on students’ poverty
Columbus Dispatch                                                                7/27/2015

A charter-advocacy group has begun to quietly lobby officials this summer to lower the bar for the schools…



Local Education News

Lorain Academic Distress Commission mulls two-year deadline: Improve or out
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           7/27/2015

A law signed by Gov. John Kasich set a two-year deadline for Lorain City Schools to increase academic achievement significantly.


Late evals force Columbus school district to rehire 56 administrators
Columbus Dispatch                                                                7/27/2015

Columbus City Schools had no choice but to rehire 56 administrators this year because the district failed to complete their annual job evaluations as required by state law.


Teacher turnover up in a few districts
Columbus Dispatch                                                                7/27/2015

Several central Ohio school districts are experiencing an uptick in teacher turnover, though none as high as in Reynoldsburg schools.


Principal hopes to build community, raise expectations
Mansfield News Journal                                                          7/27/2015

Many of the lessons Jose Hernandez brings to the principal's office at Mansfield Senior High School came from the basketball court.


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