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August 23-25, 2014

State Education News

Teach For America Enters Third Year In Ohio
State Impact Ohio                                                                 8/24/2014

Teach for America has been around for 24 years but was only given entre into Ohio’s classrooms in 2011, at the urging of Governor Kasich.


Court To Hear Dispute On Charter School Equipment
WBNS                                                                                8/24/2014

The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by charter schools that they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.


Business Groups To Defend Common Core In House Hearings
WOSU                                                                               8/25/2014

Business and education groups will be in Columbus this week to defend the state’s Common Core curriculum in House hearings.


Common Core bill reignites creationism debate
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                8/23/2014

A bill to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio has ignited a new debate about an old issue: whether schools should be allowed to teach creationism.


Data scrubbing cheated kids out of private-school vouchers
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/24/2014

Students in four Columbus schools should have been eligible to use private-school vouchers in recent years, but administrators’ data manipulation masked how poorly the schools were doing, the state has confirmed.


Some rural schools consider arming employees
New Philadelphia Times-Reporter                                               8/25/2014

Jim Irvine, chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Association, believes that arming school employees is the only way to stop massacres…



National Education News

How to educate Americans for jobs? Ask the Germans, employers urge
PBS Newshour                                                                      8/25/2014

Two years. That’s how long it takes William Lankin’s fast-growing electrical contracting company to teach new hires with four-year university degrees the tricks of the trade.



Docs urge delayed school start times for teens
USA Today                                                                          8/25/2014

Just 1 in 5 adolescents get nine hours of sleep on school nights, and 45% sleep less than eight hours, according to a 2006 poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).



Local Education News

District in line for money to build math skills
This Week News                                                                   8/24/2014

The recent approval of $144 million in Straight-A Funds for schools across Ohio will send additional dollars into the Pickerington Local School District to assist students in mathematics, as well as to provide new links to careers and college.


Akron hosts last-minute job fair to fill teacher shortage
Akron Beacon Journal                                                             8/23/2014

Akron administrators held a job fair Friday seeking to fill 10 full-time teaching positions, mostly for math and science in middle and high schools, and 20 part-time positions, including tutors and classroom aides.


Copley High School students win wind competition
Akron Beacon Journal                                                             8/25/2014

A handful of students hope to herald in a new age of clean energy production at Copley High School after winning the national KidWind turbine competition in Washington, D.C.


Brookfield schools implement suggestions from performance audit
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           8/23/2014

The Brookfield Local School District, which has been in fiscal emergency since May 2013, has implemented several suggestions made by the Ohio Auditor’s Office to reduce costs.


School board to decide on Chromebook plan
Chillicothe Gazette                                                                8/23/2014

The Chillicothe City Schools Board of Education will have further discussion of a plan to get Google Chromebooks into the hands of students…


Several changes in Boardman local schools for start of school year
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           8/23/2014

As students get ready to start the school year, Boardman Local School District prepares to integrate several new policies into schools, according to Superintendent Frank Lazzeri.



Higher Education News

OU cuts ribbon on new medical school campus in Columbus area
Athens News                                                                       8/25/2014

Nearly 400 people helped celebrate the historic opening of the new Dublin, Ohio, campus of Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday, according to a release from the college.


Vocational Education Is Ready For A Comeback
Business Insider                                                                    8/24/2014

For decades vocational education has suffered from the twin curses of low status and limited innovation.


12 ways to avoid identity theft on college campuses
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                8/23/2014

America's 20-somethings are the most likely to have their identities stolen.



Ohio should keep Common Core
Chillicothe Gazette                                                                8/24/2014

There’s nothing different between Common Core and previous standards other than the vigor and the national scope.


Giving grads a head start
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/23/2014

Central Ohio businesses and schools will change lives and improve the state’s economy as they team up to qualify students for good-paying, high-demand technical jobs they can land right out of high school.


Plenty of questions in Common Core debate
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/24/2014

Ohio was among the first states in the nation to adopt Common Core standards when they were approved without controversy in 2010 by the State Board of Education.


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