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April 18-20, 2015

State Education News

Ohio House budget could scrap Common Core tests
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                4/20/2015

House Republicans want to scrap the recently implemented tests that have frustrated parents and educators, but finding an alternative will take time and the consequences of not administering tests would be costly – $750 million in federal funding.


Ohio's standardized test-makers preparing revisions
Columbus Dispatch                                                                4/19/2015

As state leaders consider changing or dumping new student assessments, the consortium of states that developed some of the exams is planning to streamline them.


Graduation rate a rare bright spot in Ohio’s Race to the Top report
Columbus Dispatch                                                                4/19/2015

Four years and $400 million later, Ohio has met one of five goals for the federal Race to the Top grant program.


Ohio schools phasing in job-skills readiness test
Columbus Dispatch                                                                4/20/2015

As Ohio schools enter the second round of new state exams this spring, another test is coming that is unfamiliar to most districts.



Local Education News

This school is stepping up for Cincinnati's poorest kids
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                4/19/2015

These days, the city of Cincinnati is reveling in the fact that travel blog Jetsetter called the city one of the 15 best places to visit in 2015 and Fortune said the city has one of the top five up-and-coming downtowns.


Cleveland schools will spend $550 per hour to sort out $8.5 million rebate failure
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            4/18/2015

The Cleveland school district will spend $550 per hour to have two Washington, D.C., lawyers sort out the $8.5 million E-Rate rebate failure that district employees have been unable to resolve.


Lab confirms norovirus in ZT outbreak
Chillicothe Gazette                                                                4/20/2015

A state lab in Reynoldsburg has confirmed that a norovirus caused illnesses in 22 people who attended the Zane Trace High School prom and took part in prom-related activities Saturday.


Area school cancels Muslim cultural event
Dayton Daily News                                                                4/18/2015

The principal of Mason High School has canceled a club event encouraging students to wear hijabs, a headscarf worn by Muslim women.


Utica HS principal could get 2 years paid leave
Newark Advocate                                                                  4/18/2015

The North Fork Board of Education is expected to meet Monday to vote on a nearly two-year paid administrative leave for Utica High School Principal Mark Bowman.


Youngstown schools Superintendent Hathorn leaving for Arkansas
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           4/18/2015

After five years at the helm of the Youngstown City School District, Superintendent Connie Hathorn is calling it quits, effective June 30.



Higher Education News

Cap on Ohio tuition increases likely, rollback discussed
Columbus Dispatch                                                                4/19/2015

Ohio legislators and Gov. John Kasich agree that college affordability is a priority, so regardless of which plan is adopted in the new two-year budget, universities are going to feel the pinch.


Two-year colleges state their case at fair
Newark Advocate                                                                  4/18/2015

Of the nearly 100 colleges and universities represented Wednesday at the fifth annual Licking County College Fair at Granville High School, 10 represented a niche that some believe should get more attention from high-school students and their parents.


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