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July 30, 2014

State Education News

Grants Approved For Innovation In Ohio Schools
Findlay Courier                                                                                  7/30/2014

Ohio officials have approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools and educational entities from an innovation fund…


Common Core supporters ready to defend it
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            7/30/2014

Following a new push to derail Ohio’s use of Common Core academic standards, supporters…


State investigator dated Columbus’ data chief during probe
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            7/30/2014

An investigator for the state auditor’s office began…



National Education News

School puts nearly 100 kindergartners in 1 class in teaching experiment
Washington Post                                                                               7/30/2014

Brenda Scott Academy of Theater Arts is a high-poverty preK-8th school in east Detroit that is part…


Nashville to tackle racial 'discipline gap' in schools
USA Today                                                                                        7/30/2014

Numbers tell a story in Nashville that's in urban school districts across the nation…


New group’s mission: when parents speak, schools listen
Seattle Times                                                                                    7/30/2014

Probably no one in the state has worked harder to boost parent involvement at schools…



Local Education News

Parma received more than $700,000 from Straight A
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                                       7/30/2014

Parma City Schools were awarded a $733,00 state Straight A grant with the goal of making parents…


Willoughby-Eastlake upgrades security to cloud system
Willoughby News Herald                                                                    7/30/2014

Willoughby-Eastlake School District has launched a new security program intended to give first responders…


Mason teachers, board approve new contract
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                            7/30/2014

Mason City Schools teachers will receive a two percent raise during…


Tutors Help Ohio Students Fight Off Summer ‘Brain Drain’
WBNS                                                                                               7/30/2014

While the pool is open and school is out for the summer, kids may be losing the knowledge…


South Range starts drug-testing students
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                      7/30/2014

South Range schools have begun drug-testing students, specifically athletes…


Youngstown, Lorain school boards consider joint meeting
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                      7/30/2014

Members of the school boards of the only two districts in Ohio under the authority of state-appointed academic-distress…



Higher Education News

31 million people left college without earning degree, report says
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                                       7/30/2014

More than 31 million people enrolled in college during the last two decades but left without earning…


NCAA settles suit for $70 million
Findlay Courier                                                                                  7/30/2014

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose…




Successful school is one to watch
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            7/30/2014

A Columbus Foundation grant of $375,809 to a Columbus charter-school operator has much greater significance…


Low-income students have the will; where’s the way
Dallas Morning News                                                                         7/30/2014

If you think children from low-income homes don’t aspire to attend college, think again…


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