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December 18, 2014


State Education News

ACLU of Ohio says state can't "inject religious criteria" into Gov. Kasich's student mentoring program
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           12/18/2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is researching possible legal action over a requirement for schools to have religious partners to be part of Gov. John Kasich's $10 million student mentoring program.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/12/aclu_of_ohio_says_state_cant_i.html


Ohio Schools Sign Up For New Anonymous Tip Line For Students
WBNS                                                                              12/18/2014

Roughly 200 individual schools have signed up for the SaferOH tip line in the first 24 hours after it was launched.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/12/17/columbus-ohio-ohio-schools-sign-up-for-new-anonymous-tip-line-for-students.html

 

Op/Ed

Superintendents: Rule elimination won’t create major changes in schools
Springfield News-Sun                                                            12/18/2014

The action taken by the state board on Dec. 9 to abolish the “5 of 8” rule is merely one revision in the process of revising all of the operating standards.

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local-education/superintendents-rule-elimination-wont-create-major/njWD9/

 

National Education News

Influenza walloping schools in South, Midwest
USA Today                                                                         12/18/2014

With Christmas break tantalizingly close, flu-bitten students and teachers across the USA are limping into the holiday season.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/17/flu-school-closings-georgia-illinois-north-carolina/20545821/

 

Local Education News

Program shows Springfield students science behind crime scenes
Springfield News-Sun                                                            12/18/2014

Springfield fourth graders conducted experiments this week just like forensic scientists would use in a lab in an effort to expose children to scientific career fields.

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local-education/program-shows-springfield-students-science-behind-/njT9B/


Former Marion-Franklin principal says she was pawn in data scandal
Columbus Dispatch                                                               12/18/2014

Pamela B. Diggs says she was merely a cog in a massive machine designed to churn out falsified student data to make Columbus schools look better.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/12/18/ex-principal-says-she-was-part-of-a-system.html


Liberty kids get moving
Youngstown Vindicator                                                         12/18/2014

Boot Camp. Two words that don’t bring to mind good times. But in the gym at Liberty High School on Wednesday, fifth- through eighth-graders were enjoying their turn at it.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/dec/18/kids-learn-importance-of-staying-active/

 

Higher Education News

Mount Union names Richard Merriman as its 12th president
New Philadelphia Times-Reporter                                             12/18/2014

W. Richard Merriman Jr., the current president of Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, will become the University of Mount Union's president starting July 1, according to the university.

http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20141217/NEWS/141219352


Oxford, Ohio, home to Miami University, ranked best college town in the U.S.
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           12/18/2014

The city of Oxford, home to Miami University, is the best college town in the country, according to a new study by WalletHub.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/12/oxford_home_to_miami_universit.html
 

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