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June 17, 2015

State Education News

Poorly performing charter schools sue Ohio for trying to shut them down
Akron Beacon Journal    6/17/2015
Two Northeast Ohio charter schools run by an out-of-state, for-profit company are suing the state for trying to shut them down, arguing that there are other charter schools performing worse.
http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/poorly-performing-charter-schools-sue-ohio-for-trying-to-shut-them-down-1.600849

House, Senate at odds over standardized testing for students
Columbus Dispatch    6/17/2015
The legislative debate about over-testing in Ohio schools remains unresolved, setting up a showdown between the House and the Senate as haggling over the two-year state budget heads toward a June 30 deadline.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/06/16/house-senate-at-odds-over-standardized-testing-for-students.html

State Senator Says Schools Are Missing Out on Millions in Casino Revenue
State Impact Ohio    6/17/2015
When Ohio voters gave the okay for casinos to hit the state more than five years ago, there was a catch.
http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2015/06/16/state-senator-says-schools-are-missing-out-on-millions-in-casino-revenue/

Ohio children encouraged to read to avoid summer slide
Morrow County Sentinel    6/17/2015
Now that summer is in full swing, Ohio educators are encouraging parents to make sure their children read during vacation to avoid the so-called summer slide.
http://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/news/home_top-news-news_education-news_education/154096819/Ohio-children-encouraged-to-read-to-avoid-summer-slide
 

Op/Ed

Ohio Senate must hold the line on charter-school reform
Cleveland Plain Dealer    6/17/2015
Ohio started the journey to improve its charter-school sector in earnest last December when Gov. John Kasich announced, "We are going to fix the lack of regulation on charter schools."
http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/06/ohio_senate_must_hold_the_line.html
 

Local Education News

How a school is transforming not only its students, but its community
PBS Newshour    6/17/2015
Drive west from downtown Cincinnati, over the railroad tracks that snake beneath the 8th Street Viaduct, and you’ll find a little slice of Appalachia, nestled between the Ohio River and the steep slopes of Price Hill.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/oyler-school/

Columbus improves 3rd-grade reading scores
Columbus Dispatch    6/17/2015
Efforts by Columbus City Schools to improve reading skills among third-graders seem to be paying off, preliminary test scores show.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/06/17/columbus-improves-3rd-grade-reading.html

Dayton schools join spending watchdog site
Dayton Daily News    6/17/2015
Dayton Public Schools has agreed to catalogue all of its spending online via the state treasurer’s Ohio Checkbook program, making DPS one of the first large school districts in Ohio to participate, according to the treasurer’s office.
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/dayton-schools-join-spending-watchdog-site/nmd3k/

Lakewood crowd pleads with school board to preserve middle school music programs
Cleveland Plain Dealer    6/17/2015
More than 150 concerned parents, students, staff members and alumni assembled in Hayes Elementary School Monday evening to plead their case to the Lakewood school board for preserving two middle school teaching positions.
http://www.cleveland.com/lakewood/index.ssf/2015/06/lakewood_crowd_pleads_with_sch.html

Tougher student substance abuse policy gets first read
Newark Advocate    6/17/2015
Board of Education members heard the first reading Monday night of a tougher Granville Schools student substance abuse policy, with no objection.
http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/granville/2015/06/17/granville-school-board-substance-abuse-policy/28802777/

Summer camp offers STEM focus
Youngstown Vindicator    6/17/2015
Chaney STEM seventh- graders Nathan Austin, Daevon McDowell, Osa Omoregie and Moses Lytle engineered lever launch, hurtling pingpong balls through the air and into a bucket.
http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/jun/17/camp-invention/

Higher Education News

Public TV allies urge BGSU to do homework
Toledo Blade    6/17/2015
Supporters of Bowling Green State University’s public television station want university trustees to press pause before authorizing participation in an auction that could result in the station going dark.
http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2015/06/17/Public-TV-allies-urge-BGSU-to-do-homework.html

Climbing walls aren’t driving the rise in college tuition
PBS Newshour    6/17/2015
There’s not much Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie agree on. But last week they struck a
similar chord in speeches that knocked increasingly common and luxurious college
amenities like climbing walls and lazy rivers.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/climbing-walls-arent-driving-rise-college-tuition/

University of Akron pays $50,000 to put its name on the backs of 20,000 Cavs fans
Cleveland Plain Dealer    6/17/2015
The University of Akron has spent $50,000 to sponsor "Cleveland All In" T-shirts that will be
given to more than 20,000 fans tonight during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the Q.
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/06/university_of_akron_pays_50000.html

Op/Ed

Ohio Senate must hold the line on charter-school reform
Cleveland Plain Dealer    6/17/2015
Ohio started the journey to improve its charter-school sector in earnest last December when Gov. John Kasich announced, "We are going to fix the lack of regulation on charter schools."
http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/06/ohio_senate_must_hold_the_line.html

Editorial

Doing charters the right way
Columbus Dispatch    6/17/2015
The news is full of stories about the dismal performance of many Ohio charter schools, even as this innovative approach to education is working successfully in other states.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2015/06/17/1-doing-charters-the-right-way.html

 

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