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June 25, 2015

State Education News

Ohio budget plan would permit barricade devices in schools
Willoughby News Herald                                                         6/25/2015
Ohio’s two-year state budget plan includes a measure that could make it easier for schools to install barricade devices on doors in emergencies.

Senate, House OK plan to dissolve commission; hire city schools CEO
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           6/25/2015
The Ohio Senate moved amended legislation Wednesday that would transfer authority
over the failing Youngstown City School District to an appointed chief executive.

Boys of color face tough road in schools, United Way finds
Columbus Dispatch                                                                6/25/2015
Black students are three times more likely to be expelled from school than white students, according to a report by the United Way of Central Ohio.

Local Education News

School improvement is creeping in Cleveland and must speed up, city and school leaders say
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            6/25/2015
Mayor Frank Jackson's school improvement plan is creeping toward its aim of placing more kids in the city in stronger schools, but Jackson and other city education leaders say that improvements need to accelerate for the city to meet its goals.

Athens County program may tap solar power
Columbus Dispatch                                                                6/25/2015
The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council is building partnerships with the five school districts in Athens County to feed school buildings with power captured by solar cells…

Lorain School Board hires Graham over Hall for superintendent position
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           6/25/2015
Lorain School Board listened to about 40 minutes of comment from citizens before voting to hire Jeff Graham as superintendent.

Higher Education News

Education Department Says Rating System Will Be Consumer Tool Rather Than Comparison
Inside Higher Ed                                                                    6/25/2015
The federal government will not compare colleges or pass judgment on their relative merits as part of the ratings system the U.S. Department of Education plans to release before the end of the summer, department officials said Wednesday.

$52 million contract commits Ohio State to national survey project
the lantern                                                                          6/25/2015
A $52 million dollar federal contract renewal between Ohio State and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will ensure the continuation of the university’s involvement in a set of national research projects that began nearly 50 years ago.


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