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February 27, 2015

State Education News

Ohio schools can’t use barricades to keep gunmen out
Columbus Dispatch                                                                2/27/2015

The mother of a Pataskala 7-year-old said she is sickened by the thought of more than 300 new door…


US Supreme Ct. case from Clev. Could set abuse reporting precedent
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            2/27/2015

Whip marks that a preschool teacher spotted on a 3-year-old's face in 2010 triggered…


Yost demands repayment of nearly $300,000 in state money
Columbus Dispatch                                                                2/27/2015

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost demanded repayment of nearly $300,000 on Thursday from Columbus-area


D.A.R.E. program still used to teach students about drugs
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           2/27/2015

In some Lorain County schools, students are educated about the dangers of drugs, tobacco…




School District's Scarce Resources No Barrier to Innovation
Education Week                                                                   2/27/2015

Being innovative is “sort of in my DNA,” says Linda L. Clark, the superintendent of the West Ada school…



National Education News

Regulators OK 'Net Neutrality' Rules for Internet Providers
Education Week                                                                   2/27/2015

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when…



Local Education News

Wild winter chewing up schools’ calamity days
Ashtabula Star-Beacon                                                            2/27/2015

Area school superintendents will be conferring soon on the best ways to recoup classroom hours…


Columbus teachers sued over boy injured in ‘body sock’
Columbus Dispatch                                                                2/27/2015

Columbus City Schools teachers tried to push a 10-year-old boy’s teeth back into his mouth…


Lima schools to shift principals
Lima News                                                                          2/27/2015

The Lima City School Board focused on efforts to improve at its…


Chess becoming game of choice among Galion youth
Mansfield News Journal                                                          2/27/2015

The "game of kings" is now ruled by the tiniest of masters…


Dogs teach students simple lessons about gentleness
Newark Advocate                                                                  2/27/2015

Julie Fudge Smith asked her dog, Mr. Bingley, to lay down, carefully placed a treat on his paw



Higher Education News

Learning From MOOCs
Inside Higher Ed                                                                    2/27/2015

I’ve been working recently with a faculty member who is turning his thermodynamics course




Beware of overreaction
Columbus Dispatch                                                                2/27/2015

Standardized testing is one of the foundations of making schools better, but it is under attack


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