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September 23, 2014

State Education News


Common pleas judge allows suit over Medina student’s suicide to proceed

Medina Gazette                                                                    9/23/2014

A Medina County judge Monday declined to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed against

Medina Schools last year by the father of Deven Baab, a 14-year-old student who killed

himself in November 2012.



The 95% "fees" that charter schools pay White Hat go before the Ohio Supreme Court

Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            9/23/2014

When a school pays a for-profit company almost all of its money to run the school, lines

between public and private become very fuzzy.






Put young kids first to improve our education system

Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                9/23/2014

Four years ago the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region created a set of "Bold

Goals" for education, income and health to be achieved by the year 2020.



National Education News


Record number of public school students nationwide are homeless

Washington Post                                                                   9/23/2014

A record number of homeless children and teens were enrolled in public school last year,

according to data released Monday by the federal government.




How the Education Spendthrifts Get Away With It

Wall Street Journal                                                                9/23/2014

Money for schools has again become a campaign issue.




Local Education News


Situation Remains Tense As Teacher Strike Continues In Reynoldsburg

WBNS                                                                                9/23/2014

Reynoldsburg teachers returned to the picket lines Monday after beginning to strike on

Friday. For much of the day, some students were with them.


  Also:    Students 'Protest' New Policies During Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike  WCMH

               Concerns Grow as Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Continues  (WSYX)


Copley-Fairlawn teachers reject new contract, eye ongoing strike near Columbus

Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            9/23/2014

Teachers in Copley-Fairlawn City Schools have rejected a new contract for the first time in

30 years.



Cleveland's $200 million plan for new schools gains some City Council support

Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            9/23/2014

The new $200 million construction plan for the Cleveland schools picked up some city

council support today.



Local school districts offer profiles to paint bigger picture of education

Willoughby News Herald                                                         9/23/2014

Students may receive report cards a few times a year but school districts receive

assessments just once, usually near the start of the following school year.




Assessing student learning: What works and what doesn't?

Willoughby News Herald                                                         9/23/2014

How best to determine if students are learning is a frequently discussed topic in schools,

the government and public realm.




Groveport Parents Upset With New Drug Testing Plan For Middle School Students

WBNS                                                                                9/23/2014

Reading, writing, and random drug testing? Some parents are upset after learning their

middle school children might be tested for drugs.




Bullies Beware: Tennyson Elementary School to start structured recess program to curb bullying

WEWS                                                                               9/23/2014

As 3rd graders at Tennyson Elementary School lined up sitting with nervous energy for a

pre-recess meeting, teacher Kristin Blakeslee asked if they were ready for some new





New crisis intervention plan to be reviewed in January

Findlay Courier                                                                     9/23/2014

A suicide/crisis intervention procedure, started by Findlay City Schools this school year to

help students who might be experiencing mental health problems, will be re-evaluated in

January …



Kenmore High School student fled from school after being punished, returned with gun

Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            9/23/2014

A 15-year-old Kenmore High School student brought a loaded and stolen gun to school

about 90 minutes after officials punished him for smoking inside the building, according to

the school district.



Area teachers navigate Common Core teaching standards

Lorain Morning Journal                                                           9/23/2014

Since Ohio adopted the Common Core standards in 2010, students have been exposed to

new learning practices during their educational careers




8 vying for Chillicothe school board spot

Chillicothe Gazette                                                                9/23/2014

Eight candidates will interview today and Wednesday for an opening on the Chillicothe City

Schools Board of Education.




Fairport Harbor leader praises state report card ratings

Willoughby News Herald                                                         9/23/2014

Two weeks after Ohio released this year’s state report card results, the superintendent of

the Fairport Harbor School District said he still can’t find a district in the state that has

grown in performance as much as Lake County’s smallest one.




Higher Education News


YSU’s interim provost brings a national reputation to the job

Youngstown Vindicator                                                           9/23/2014

The YBI’s No. 1 ranking by University Business Incubator Index, based in Stockholm, Sweden

should put to rest any doubts about this region’s ability to compete…





Report cards revised

Columbus Dispatch                                                                9/23/2014

System will be meaningful only if schools have time to make it work



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