Ohio Education Daily News Summary
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December 20-22, 2014
State Education News
Common Core survives in Ohio, will be challenged again
Newark Advocate 12/22/2014
The Common Core standards have survived in Ohio, for now.
Anonymous School Threat Tip Line Launched
A new tool is available to Ohio school districts aimed at preventing another school shooting or tragedy
School stakeholders give report card low marks, offer fixes
Chillicothe Gazette 12/22/2014
Ohio’s school district report card, which translates student performance on standardized tests into letter grades for school buildings and districts, has been known to frustrate educators and confuse parents.
Local Education News
Mentor teacher's story selected for 50 states project
Willoughby News Herald 12/22/2014
Tracey Dunn has changed the way she teaches her kindergartners at Hopkins Elementary School in Mentor to learn and grow.
Gifted students travel the world
Ashtabula Star-Beacon 12/22/2014
Ashtabula Area City School District’s fifth-grade gifted and talented students traveled the world last week as they presented their “Travel Passport” projects.
Green school district to partner with Stark Educational Service Center
Akron Beacon Journal 12/22/2014
Beginning July 1, the Green Local Schools will partner with the Stark County Educational Service Center and have access to its wide variety of services and programs.
Split vote gives Cleveland school levy dollars to charter school for gifted - and mostly white - kids
Cleveland Plain Dealer 12/22/2014
Cleveland taxpayers are now contributing some of their property taxes to Menlo Park Academy -- a West Park charter school for gifted students that hopes to add more Cleveland students if it can move to a building closer to downtown.
Ohio schools enrolling in digital signage program
Digital Signage Today 12/22/2014
A workforce development initiative in central Ohio is deploying digital signage to 30 schools throughout the region…
Schools awarded wellness grant
Findlay Courier 12/22/2014
City and county school officials hope a pilot nutrition and exercise program will help “Crunch out Obesity” among schoolchildren.
Rock Hill Middle has ‘Carnival of Excellence’
Ironton Tribune 12/22/2014
The Ohio Department of Education notified the administration at Rock Hill Middle on Oct. 29 the school was designated as a “High Progress School of Honor” based on math and reading data obtained from the 2013-14 Ohio School Report Card.
School group nears Chromebook goal
Toledo Blade 12/22/2014
The Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation is within reach of purchasing its first cart of Chromebooks for Sylvania Schools’ students.
Higher Education News
College cost report lacks specifics
Columbus Dispatch 12/21/2014
Gov. John Kasich asked former Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee to come up with a way the state’s public colleges and universities could provide a bigger bang for the buck.
Fix charter schools next
Columbus Dispatch 12/22/2014
Ohioans who support school choice long have been frustrated by the dismal performance, overall, of the state’s charter schools.