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September 18, 2014
State Education News
Teachers And Parents Defend Horizon Science Academies As State Probe Expands
State Impact Ohio 9/18/2014
Parents and teachers on Tuesday told the Ohio Board of Education that a recent string of
accusations against the Horizon Science Academies is becoming a distraction to student
Also: Horizon schools accused of dumping bad students before state tests but data is unclear (Plain Dealer)
National Education News
School district police stock up free military gear
ABC News 9/18/2014
School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military
surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and
scores of M16 rifles.
Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference
So now that students have settled in to the routine of the school year, yet another fall
education ritual looms: the parent-teacher conference.
Bill Targets U.S. Education Research
Inside Higher Ed 9/18/2014
The U.S. Senate’s education committee on Wednesday unanimously approved an
education research bill over the objection of some researchers who said they’re concerned
about the changes it makes to how federal education research is overseen.
Local Education News
Reynoldsburg Teachers Prepare To Strike On Friday
The Reynoldsburg Education Association and Reynoldsburg Board of Education were
meeting Thursday to try and meet an agreement and avoid the strike.
Also: Security will be extra cost if Reynoldsburg teachers strike (Dispatch)
Mansfield schools, student plan mediation on lawsuit
Mansfield News Journal 9/18/2014
Mansfield City Schools will try to settle out of court a lawsuit filed in May by a student
claiming he was barred from graduating.
Akron elementary students receive frosty lesson from traveling educator
Akron Beacon Journal 9/18/2014
An unorthodox educator came home to Akron this week, offering subzero science lessons to
Kings School District installs new 'Bearacade' safety devices
The Kings school district will implement new safety devices that were designed by two
dads from northern Ohio in the wake of the Chardon shootings.
Lorain Schools get $1.25M grant from Stocker Foundation
Elyria Chronicle-Telegram 9/18/2014
A five-year, $1.25 million Stocker Foundation grant is enabling 40 children to attend
preschool annually at Larkmoor Elementary School.
Report cards grade area’s school districts
Findlay Courier 9/18/2014
Some area school districts, including Findlay, improved their grades, while others saw their
grades slip when the state Department of Education released its annual report cards for
Ohio school districts.
Superintendents speak up about report cards
Piqua Daily Call 9/18/2014
The Ohio Department of Education released its state report cards last week. The Daily Call
broke down the information and asked for feedback from local public school districts and
Higher Education News
Bill supports veterans seeking higher education
Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune 9/18/2014
September 16 was a landmark day for Ohio's approximately 900,000 veterans of military