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October 29, 2014


Local Education News

Student will graduate college before high school
Marion Star                                                                       10/29/2014

By the time Samantha Foster graduates from high school, she will have a college degree.

http://www.marionstar.com/story/news/local/2014/10/28/student-will-graduate-college-high-school/18075889/


City schools need parental involvement
Youngstown Vindicator                                                         10/29/2014

City schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn says the piece that’s missing in the school system is parental involvement, and he introduced a consultant who offers to write a prescription to address it.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/oct/29/hathorn-parental-action-needed/


Education Insider: Superintendent Good explains timeline on bonuses
Columbus Dispatch                                                               10/29/2014

When Columbus City Schools gave bonuses last week to administrators who have been implicated in the data-scrubbing scandal, many people probably thought: “That would never happen in the private sector.”

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/29/superintendent-explains-bonus-timeline.html


West G board chooses to phase out open enrollment in split vote
Willoughby News Herald                                                        10/29/2014

Months of controversy concerning open enrollment in the West Geauga School District was capped at the Oct. 27 school board meeting when a motion to gradually end the policy in stages was passed by a 3-2 vote.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20141028/west-g-board-chooses-to-phase-out-open-enrollment-in-split-vote-with-video


Common Core standards, testing discussed a meeting by Lorain County parents, educators
Lorain Morning Journal                                                          10/29/2014

Parents and educators from Lorain County gathered Oct. 27 inside Main Street Amherst, 255 Park Ave., to discuss the Common Core standards and state mandated testing.

http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20141028/common-core-standards-testing-discussed-a-meeting-by-lorain-county-parents-educators


Ohio Charter School Nets $3 Million for Science Center, STEM Training
T.H.E. Journal                                                                     10/29/2014

KIPP Columbus, a Columbus, OH charter school, has received a $3 million donation to help build a science center and provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) training for teachers.

http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/10/28/ohio-charter-school-nets-3-million-for-science-center-stem-training.aspx


Parents frustrated with First Student buses
WDTN                                                                              10/29/2014

Tuesday night, parents packed a Butler High school room to voice their concerns to administrators about First Student buses.

http://wdtn.com/2014/10/29/parents-frustrated-with-continued-use-of-first-student-buses/


Support continues for Lexington teachers
Mansfield News Journal                                                         10/29/2014

More than 100 supporters rallied outside the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Tuesday evening in support of the Lexington Teachers’ Association.

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2014/10/28/support-continues-lexington-teachers/18081433/


Commission denies Mansfield City Schools’ request for teachers
Mansfield News Journal                                                         10/29/2014

A number of reinstated positions recently approved by the Mansfield Board of Education were denied by the district’s financial oversight commission during a Tuesday meeting.

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2014/10/28/commission-denies-mansfield-city-schools-request-teachers/18093077/


Former TPS teacher suing district
Toledo Blade                                                                      10/29/2014

A fired Toledo Public Schools teacher sued the district and three TPS officials Tuesday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court, claiming they defamed him.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2014/10/29/Former-TPS-teacher-suing-district.html

 

Higher Education News

Online education options increase for students but many faculty doubt their value
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           10/29/2014

While online education is a growing and valid option for college students, many faculty believe students learn more if they are in a classroom, according to a survey by Inside Higher Ed.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/10/online_education_options_incre.html
 

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