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October 23, 2014


State Education News

Ohio schools out of compliance with safety plan law
WEWS                                                                              10/23/2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has a list of 42 schools that are not in compliance with Ohio's school safety plan law.

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/education/ohio-schools-out-of-compliance-with-safety-plan-law


Good defends bonuses to administrators in data-rigging scandal
Columbus Dispatch                                                               10/23/2014

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good said that state law and board policy required the district to pay bonuses this week to administrators who have been implicated in the district’s data-rigging scandal.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/22/Columbus-school-superintendent-defends-awarding-of-bonuses.html


Yes, Ohio - you do get to vote on Common Core
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                               10/23/2014

The state board of education race, normally mired in obscurity, is a bit more interesting this time around. According to some, this race could be a referendum on the Common Core standards.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/10/21/common-core-takes-center-stage-school-board-race/17663563/


Test mania? Teachers say "high stakes" of testing leads to more tests, less teaching
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           10/23/2014

Jackie Conrad didn't have to test her new third-grade class on the first day of school. But Day Two was another story.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/10/test_mania_teachers_say_high_stakes_of_testing_leads_to_more_tests_less_teaching.html

 

National Education News

Lessons learned from Sandy Hook
New Philadelphia Times-Reporter                                             10/23/2014

Michele Gay has become an advocate for school safety, traveling the nation to offer advice to teachers and administrators on how to improve security at their schools.

http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20141022/NEWS/141029708

 

Local Education News

Change to Columbus schools might come without ‘parent trigger’
Columbus Dispatch                                                               10/23/2014

Some of the Columbus schools that are eligible for a parent-trigger turnaround because they rank among the worst in the state made progress last school year. And almost all of them have new principals.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/23/change-might-come-without-parent-trigger.html


Massillon Board of Education votes to rescind inside millage if bond issue passes
Canton Repository                                                               10/23/2014

The Massillon Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously agreed to rescind 4.1 mills of inside millage if voters approve a proposed 33-year, 4.9-mill bond issue Nov. 4.

http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20141022/NEWS/141029718


Death of Akron school bus driver ruled accident caused by ‘human error’
Akron Beacon Journal                                                           10/23/2014

Police investigators have ruled the death of an Akron bus driver an accident due to human error.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/death-of-akron-school-bus-driver-ruled-accident-caused-by-human-error-1.534275


CNE Schools released from state’s ‘fiscal caution’
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                               10/23/2014

After nearly a year of working closely with state officials, the Clermont Northeastern Local School District has been released from the Ohio Department of Education’s “fiscal caution” status.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/clermontcounty/2014/10/22/clermont-northeastern-local-school-district-fiscal-caution-release-dean-horton-ralph-brian-switzer/17720415/


Lex teachers' time worth its weight in canned goods
Mansfield News Journal                                                         10/23/2014

Lexington parents and teachers expressed their concerns and hopes for contract negotiations as they addressed district administrators during a board meeting Wednesday.

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2014/10/22/lex-teachers-time-worth-weight-canned-goods/17756379/


Granville students take part in stock market challenge
Newark Advocate                                                                10/23/2014

Three classes of Granville middle school students are learning the ups and downs of Wall Street as they take part in the Ohio Stock Market Challenge.

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/granville/2014/10/22/gms-students-stock-market-challenge/17688429/


Newbury School District's 5-year forecast depends on levy outcome
Willoughby News Herald                                                        10/23/2014

Whether the financial future of Newbury School District remains sustainable or is placed in a deficit situation depends heavily on how residents vote on Nov. 4.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20141022/newbury-school-districts-5-year-forecast-depends-on-levy-outcome


Conneaut High School seeks county’s support in ‘Celebrate’ contest
Ashtabula Star-Beacon                                                          10/23/2014

Conneaut High School, competing in an Internet-vote contest, needs help beyond the city limits to win some big money, organizers said.

http://www.starbeacon.com/news/conneaut-high-school-seeks-county-s-support-in-celebrate-contest/article_29494772-5a20-11e4-a617-77d392852928.html

 

Higher Education News

OU-C reaching out to students who didn’t finish degrees
Chillicothe Gazette                                                               10/23/2014

Ohio University-Chillicothe is reaching students who dropped out of college before completing their degree requirements to bring them back into the academic fold.

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2014/10/22/ou-c-reaching-students-finish-degrees/17749237/


Education Department to Expand Access to Student Loans
Wall Street Journal                                                               10/23/2014

Parents with damaged credit histories will gain greater access to federal student loans to help cover their children’s undergraduate costs under a plan finalized Wednesday by the Obama administration.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/education-department-to-expand-access-to-student-loans-1413983507


YSU faculty authorizes strike, declares no confidence in trustees, administration
Youngstown Vindicator                                                         10/23/2014

The union representing about 400 Youngstown State University faculty members voted to authorize a strike and approved a resolution of “no confidence” in the board of trustees and the administration.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/oct/22/ysu-faculty-authorizes-strike-declares-no-confiden/?nw

 

Editorial

Conveniently misleading
Columbus Dispatch                                                               10/23/2014

Website comparing school report cards has its thumb on the scale

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2014/10/23/conveniently-misleading.html
 

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