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Aug. 29-31, 2015
State Education News
High teacher turnover a struggle for some districts
Dayton Daily News 8/30/2015
More Ohio teachers filed for retirement in 2014-15 than any other school year on record, continuing a recent surge and leaving some schools struggling with high teacher turnover.
Cleveland school attendance is critical for learning -- and success of schools transformation plan
Cleveland Plain Dealer 8/30/2015
The Cleveland Plan is working. With a transformed education system in place, test scores are up, the graduation rate is at an all-time high and new school models are giving families high-quality options across the city.
National Education News
As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
Columbus Dispatch 8/29/2015
Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
Local Education News
Headaches returning with start of school
Columbus Dispatch 8/30/2015
Celine Sanguinetti goes entire summer breaks free from headaches. But when school’s in session, forget about it.
Kids’ safety first at Circleville middle school
Columbus Dispatch 8/31/2015
When the new middle school opens on Tuesday — the last piece of a $77 million combined campus project six years in the making — it will have everything students might have hoped for.
Agriculture teacher completes certification for new teaching method
Ironton Tribune 8/31/2015
Symmes Valley agriculture teacher Beth Myers recently became one of the few agriculture teachers in Ohio to complete a special program offered through the Dupont National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy.
New STEM school opens in Concord Township
Willoughby News Herald 8/31/2015
High school students in Northeast Ohio have a new educational option with this month’s opening of iSTEM Geauga Early College High School.
Ironton students to now get meals free
Each student who attends school in Ironton will now get free breakfast and lunch.
Higher Education News
More than 620 students sign up for new online, low-cost classes at University of Akron
Akron Beacon Journal 8/30/2015
The University of Akron is pleased that more than 620 students have signed up to take at least one of its new online, discounted GenEd Core classes.
Ohio's Top 20 colleges for STEM degrees
Dayton Business Journal 8/31/2015
A new report details which Ohio colleges and universities have the highest percentage of STEM degrees awarded.
Clark State begins flights for new drone program
Dayton Daily News 8/29/2015
Clark State Community College recently conducted its first drone flight to collect data for a new precision agriculture program.
Pair of southwest Ohio colleges await accreditation status
Washington Times 8/29/2015
Two small higher education institutions in southwestern Ohio are waiting to learn their accreditation status, necessary for students to be eligible for certain types of financial aid.
Make the worst students in Youngstown a priority
Youngstown Vindicator 8/30/2015
First a question for the critics of the Youngstown Plan, designed by the state to prevent the disintegration of the troubled Youngstown City School District: What would you do to save the children other than embrace the failed policies of the past?