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November 18, 2014

State Education News

House committee votes to kill minimum teacher pay scale, sends change on to full House
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           11/18/2014

The House Education Committee voted to kill the state's minimum pay scale for teachers in a move some members hope will let school districts create new or merit-based pay plans.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/11/house_committee_votes_to_kill.html


Limit on state testing of students gains approval from House committee
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           11/18/2014

The House Education Committee just backed a bill to limit state testing of students in Ohio to four hours a year.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/11/limit_on_state_testing_of_stud.html


All third graders in Ohio might skip the new Common Core reading exams this spring
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           11/18/2014

Third graders may not have to take the new Common Core reading tests this year, unlike other grades.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/11/all_third_graders_in_ohio_migh.html


Common Core’s uncertain fate has educators on edge
Newark Advocate                                                                11/18/2014

As legislators at the Statehouse battle over whether to repeal Common Core in Ohio, teachers in schools are busy implementing the new standards.

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2014/11/15/common-cores-uncertain-fate-educators-edge/19110587/


47,000 kids homeless in Ohio
Columbus Dispatch                                                               11/18/2014

More than 47,500 children in Ohio and 2.5 million children in the U.S. are homeless at some point in a year — and the future doesn’t look much more promising, local advocates say.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/11/17/ohio-ranks-27th-homeless-kids.html

 

National Education News

FCC chair wants fee hike to expand Internet access
Akron Beacon Journal                                                           11/18/2014

The U.S. should spend $1.5 billion more a year to make sure every child has access to high-speed Internet connections at school, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said Monday…

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/fcc-chair-wants-fee-hike-to-expand-internet-access-1.541663


Schools’ preparedness for kids after concussion can vary
Reuters                                                                            11/18/2014

When kids are ready to resume classes after being out for a concussion, schools’ preparedness to handle them can vary widely, a new study suggests.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/17/us-teen-concussions-academics-idUSKCN0J12F920141117


Local Education News

Charter schools cause funding concerns
Ashtabula Star-Beacon                                                          11/18/2014

Some local educators are taking aim at charter schools and online academies, claiming they are not as great an educational bargain as their commercials claim.

http://www.starbeacon.com/news/charter-schools-cause-funding-concerns/article_debca67c-6cfd-11e4-9260-0b309cea7e02.html


South-Western officials expect all-day kindergarten will boost enrollment
Columbus Dispatch                                                               11/18/2014

South-Western school officials are anticipating an enrollment surge among the district’s kindergarten population when it launches an all-day kindergarten program next fall.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/11/17/south-western-schools.html


Sylvania School teachers will receive pay raise
Toledo Blade                                                                      11/18/2014

After nearly 4.5 years without a pay raise, Sylvania School teachers will receive a 1.25 percent increase in pay this school year, followed by a 2.5 percent increase next school year.

http://www.ourtownsylvania.com/Our-Town-Schools/2014/11/18/Sylvania-School-teachers-will-receive-pay-raise.html

 

Higher Education News

Kent State among 5 universities to receive bomb dogs in Ohio program
Akron Beacon Journal                                                           11/18/2014

Five more universities around Ohio are receiving bomb-sniffing dogs as officials expand a state program that makes more of those canines available for safety needs on and off campuses.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/kent-state-among-5-universities-to-receive-bomb-dogs-in-ohio-program-1.541932


Use of prescription stimulants to stay awake is the norm for college students, survey shows
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           11/18/2014

It has become the norm for college students to use and abuse prescription stimulants to help them stay awake to study, according to a survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/11/using_prescription_stimulants.html


Study: Ohio State gets a C for its general education courses
The Lantern                                                                       11/18/2014

Ohio State received a “C” letter grade for its set of core curriculum courses, according to a recent study from a nonprofit.

http://thelantern.com/2014/11/study-ohio-state-gets-a-c-for-its-general-education-courses/
 

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