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Dec. 3, 2015

State Education News

Keeping Kids in School and Out of Courts: Push Underway to Reform School Discipline in Ohio
WBNS                                                                                12/3/2015

There's a push underway right now to reform school discipline in Ohio to keep more kids in the classroom, and out of trouble.


Analysis: Ohio test scores, poverty continue to be tied
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           12/3/2015

An analysis of recent student test results in Ohio shows the continuing role of poverty in the scores.


TPS fights state law, seeks approval to sue over funds
Toledo Blade                                                                       12/3/2015

Toledo Public Schools on Wednesday urged the Ohio Supreme Court to strike down a law barring it from suing to regain aid money withheld by the state because it believed it had previously overpaid the district for student enrollment.



National Education News

House Restores Local Education Control in Revising No Child Left Behind
New York Times                                                                    12/3/2015

The House on Wednesday approved a sweeping bill to revise the contentious No Child Left Behind law…



Local Education News

Back to nature: Outdoor Learning Center fill schools' wildlife wish list
Ashtabula Star-Beacon                                                            12/3/2015

The Outdoor Learning Center board of directors has parlayed a sizable grant into gifts that will assist science education in the Conneaut school system.


There's more Arabic at Mason schools. Here's why.
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                12/3/2015

This school year, Mason enrolled 135 new English as a Second Language students, 51 of whom – 38 percent – speak native Arabic.


2015 Best Schools: Brag-Worthy Programs & Initiatives in Central Ohio
Columbus Monthly                                                                12/3/2015

Central Ohio districts are thinking outside the classroom, affording students the opportunity to learn and grow in job-training programs, hands-on learning environments and even other countries.


Lorain Schools officials plan graduation rate diagnosis
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           12/3/2015

Lorain City Schools officials tapped a national nonprofit program for expert advice on improving graduation rates.


Margaretta Middle School Students Harvest Lettuce
Sandusky Register                                                                 12/3/2015

Margaretta Schools is the only district in northern Ohio that offers agriculture classes to middle school students.


East Cleveland parents report growing after-school student fights near Shaw High School
WEWS                                                                               12/3/2015

Shaw High School parents want something to be done about what they call a growing number of after-school fights taking place near the school.


Mentor School District accepts challenge encouraging chain reaction of kindness
Willoughby News Herald                                                         12/3/2015

The Mentor School District signed on to be a part of Rachel’s Challenge five years ago…


Howland schools forms new panel to reach out to community
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           12/3/2015

A superintendent’s council of 34 parents of Howland students, parents of former Howland students and other community members has signed on to help the school district reach out to the community.