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December 6, 2013
State Education News
Observations from the front line: Ohio debates the Common Core
Education Gadfly 12/6/2013
On November 20, the Ohio House Education Committee heard testimony on House Bill 237, legislation that would prevent the state board of education from continuing its efforts to implement the Common Core State Standards.
Straight A board meeting today
Ashtabula Gazette News 12/6/2013
The Straight A Fund Governing is meeting at 9 a.m. today at the Ohio Department of Education to discuss grant applications and make recommendations on the applicants selected for funding.
Michelle Rhee: More Mediocrity for American Education
Time Magazine 12/6/2013
America’s education system earned headlines this week when it showed, yet again, that compared to the rest of the world, our schools perform in the middle of the pack.
National Education News
The future of high school math education
Washington Post 12/6/2013
A few weeks ago a group of senior mathematicians, teachers, statisticians, and curriculum developers met in Boston to discuss the future of high school mathematics…
Local Education News
Hardin Central Elementary (Kenton) Recognized for Hard Work
Out of 4,000 Ohio schools, 37 of them received the recognition title of "High Progress School of Honor." Hardin Central Elementary School received the award on Thursday.
2 Middletown schools ranked for gains in reading, math
Middletown Journal 12/6/2013
Middletown’s Rosa Parks and Mayfield elementary schools have made the state’s list of High Progress Schools of Honor.
State calls Green High School a School of Honor
Portsmouth Daily Times 12/6/2013
Green High School this week received a letter from the Ohio Department of Education, identifying the school as a 2013 High Progress School of Honor.
Schools line up for virtual classrooms
Marietta Times 12/6/2013
Area schools are attempting to provide more educational options and recapture some of the students - and money - they've lost to online community schools in recent years by offering their own virtual classrooms.
Cleveland's Investment Schools: Community groups named to help students and families find
Cleveland Plain Dealer 12/6/2013
The Cleveland school district named 14 agencies today - ranging from the Cleveland Play House to Esperanza to the Boys and Girls Clubs - to help bring academic and social support to students…
School safety plan praised
Findlay Courier 12/6/2013
Findlay police say they can arrive at Glenwood Middle School within three minutes of an active shooter call.
I CAN Center of Excellence hires new director
Marion Star 12/6/2013
A college access network dedicated to helping students see the value in higher education has named Marion native Julie McGinnis as its new executive director.
Upon further review: Ohio school levy passes
A suburban Dayton school district will be able to restore some of the programs it cut after a recount showed its school levy passed by a slim margin in last month's election.
Teachers’ contract to be voted on Monday
Akron Beacon Journal 12/6/2013
Akron teachers and administrators are expected to vote separately on an arbitrator’s recommendations for a new labor contract as the school continues to operate under a contract that effectively expired 18 months ago.
Schools cancel classes as winter storm arrives
Columbus Dispatch 12/6/2013
Most students in central Ohio, including those in Columbus City Schools, are staying home today as as a winter storm sweeps through the region.
Newark schools: Tape doesn't show aide assaulting student
Newark Advocate 12/6/2013
An investigation into a report of a student being assaulted by a school bus aide is being slowed by Newark City Schools’ refusal to provide the bus surveillance footage without a subpoena.
Higher Education News
Ohio ranks 9th for average student loan debt at $29K
Columbus Business First 12/6/2013
Ohio’s 2012 college graduates have (ideally) been banking paychecks for a year and a half, but that’s hardly relief in a state that promises some of the highest levels of student debt.
Community college advocates push to reinstate grant
Canton Repository 12/6/2013
Stark State College students previously received a collective $2.7 million from the Ohio College Opportunity Grant, President Para Jones said. She sees more students working full time as a result of losing the aid.