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July 1, 2014

State Education News

Data-rigging probe subpoena demands Gene Harris’ records
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  7/1/2014

The Ohio Department of Education subpoenaed records yesterday concerning former Columbus school Superintendent Gene Harris, appearing to probe her role in the district data-rigging scandal.


How the School Tax Burden Has Shifted Since 1991
State Impact Ohio                                                                   7/1/2014

The percentage of property tax revenues that support local schools in Ohio has shifted dramatically from the business community to homeowners and farmers over the last two decades, according to a study by the Education Tax Policy Institute in Columbus.



Local Education News

Fourteen Akron-area residents get teaching scholarships
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              7/1/2014

Fourteen Akron-area residents have been tapped for prestigious Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships.


Two Vantage students earn national recognition
Van Wert Times Bulletin                                                            7/1/2014

It was unprecedented success for Vantage Career Center over the weekend at the national Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Missouri. Ben Schnipke of Ottoville earnered silver in cabinetry, according to teacher Jerry Robinson.


Summit County giving away school supplies to needy families
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              7/1/2014

Summit County is once again helping out needy families with school supplies.


Strongsville board of education passes amendment for 'guaranteed maximum price' for new middle
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              7/1/2014

The board of education passed an amendment June 26 to move forward with the construction of a new middle school for a "guaranteed maximum price" of $39.6 million.


Lorain County high school student died of caffeine overdose
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              7/1/2014

A High School Senior who passed away just days before graduation had a toxic amount of caffeine in his blood, the Lorain County Coroner said Friday.



Higher Education News

Ohio's public colleges among the most costly to attend, according to federal rankings
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              7/1/2014

Ohio's public colleges are among the most costly to attend in the country, according to rankings released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.


Most Expensive Colleges
Inside Higher Ed                                                                     7/1/2014

Miami University, in Ohio, was the four-year public institution with the highest net price.

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Youngstown school district needs strong guiding hand
Youngstown Vindicator                                                            7/1/2014

It would not be an an exaggeration to suggest that the academically challenged Youngstown City School District has state education officials worried.


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