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December 17, 2014

State Education News

Ohio charter-school advocates say they need tougher standards
Akron Beacon Journal                                                           12/17/2014

A rift among supporters of school choice continued to widen as some called on the legislature Tuesday to tighten standards, an action that could squeeze some of the for-profit charter-school operators.


State law holds back Ohio's charter schools – Columbus Dispatch

New tip line launches to field school threats
Newark Advocate                                                                12/17/2014

Students and parents concerned about threats at schools now have a new tool: a 24/7 anonymous tip line.


Ohio reports first pediatric flu death
WDTN                                                                              12/17/2014

Ohio’s health department is confirming the first flu-related pediatric death of the flu season.


Crews disinfect Toledo schools to fight off bug - Toledo Blade          
Flu cases triple locally - Dayton Daily News


Local Education News

Schools educate students on what to do if they are stopped by police
Canton Repository                                                               12/17/2014

Some Stark County schools districts are planning activities to educate students about what to do if they are stopped by police and to foster a community discussion on race relations.


Legal tab for Columbus schools’ data scandal tops $1 million
Columbus Dispatch                                                               12/17/2014

Columbus City Schools’ legal bill for data-rigging smashed through the $1 million mark last night.


Elida schools considers arming staff members
Lima News                                                                        12/17/2014

In light of school shootings over the last several years, the Elida school district will be the first in Allen County to seriously consider arming staff or other personnel to protect its students.



Higher Education News

Oberlin College students denied request to suspend grades over protests
Elyria Chronicle-Telegram                                                      12/17/2014

Oberlin College students who sought to have their grades suspended because they’ve been protesting police brutality on and off campus will not get their wish.


As economy improves, fewer seek community college degrees
Mansfield News Journal                                                         12/17/2014

As the demand for skilled labor increases, one might think the demand for educating skilled laborers would follow suit.


Colleges are cutting deals with Wall Street to steer students into debit cards
Washington Post                                                                 12/17/2014

Hundreds of universities used to allow credit card companies to market their products on campus for a cut of the proceeds, without disclosing the terms of their agreements to students or their families.


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