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March 5, 2015

State Education News

New panel will review state's key testing issues
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              3/5/2015

State Sen. Peggy Lehner wants to hear from educators about how much testing Ohio has and whether the new PARCC tests are what Ohio needs.


State Auditor Yost asks House for better control of charter school finances, buildings and tax dollars
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              3/5/2015

State Auditor Dave Yost asked the Ohio House today to make charter schools stop collecting tax money for truant kids, publicly report more of their spending, and pay the state back for buildings they buy with tax dollars if they fail quickly.



Local Education News

Lippman middle-school students step off digital grid for a Tech Timeout
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              3/5/2015

Over the weekend, a group of local middle-school students visited a time when people looked each other in the eye when talking, plans were made without the ability to change them on the fly…


Vegan teacher sues Wayne County district over Facebook post that cost him job
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              3/5/2015

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed a lawsuit on behalf of Smithville resident and teacher Keith Allison against the Board of Education of Green Local School District.


Columbus teacher jailed for 90 days for showing film with graphic sex, violence
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              3/5/2015

A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.


Shadyside Superintendent disputes audit
WTOV                                                                                 3/5/2015

Recommended eliminations at the Shadyside Local School District, including several proposed teaching positions, were released by the Ohio State Auditor’s Office on Tuesday.


Texting sends tolerance as message
Toledo Blade                                                                         3/5/2015

Students were quiet as their thumbs moved with lightning speed, texting as quickly as possible Wednesday morning at Monroe Middle School.


High school students weigh in on bridge construction
West Side Leader                                                                    3/5/2015

The 15th annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition, hosted by Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, was held Feb. 27 in the Student Union at The University of Akron (UA).


Students credit teachers’ influence at awards ceremony
Newark Advocate                                                                   3/5/2015

Second-grader Anthony Blizzard summed up the thoughts of students who nominated teachers for Coughlin “You Made A Difference” Awards.



Higher Education News

Ohio schools launch CUNY’s community college program
Capital New York                                                                    3/5/2015

CUNY is exporting its lauded Accelerated Study in Associate Program (ASAP) to Ohio, where three community colleges are piloting it this spring.


Distance Ed Myths Debunked
Inside Higher Ed                                                                     3/5/2015

In fall 2013, one in every eight students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. studied exclusively online.




State must settle school safety dilemma
Canton Repository                                                                  3/5/2015

Parents in the Southwest Licking School District raised $30,000 to purchase an intruder- =defense system, according to The Associated Press. But, state officials nixed the plan, because it could prevent exit from a room in the event of a fire.


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