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Aug. 29-31, 2015


State Education News

High teacher turnover a struggle for some districts
Dayton Daily News                                                                8/30/2015

More Ohio teachers filed for retirement in 2014-15 than any other school year on record, continuing a recent surge and leaving some schools struggling with high teacher turnover.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/high-teacher-turnover-a-struggle-for-some-district/nnTR8/

 

Op/Ed

Cleveland school attendance is critical for learning -- and success of schools transformation plan
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            8/30/2015

The Cleveland Plan is working. With a transformed education system in place, test scores are up, the graduation rate is at an all-time high and new school models are giving families high-quality options across the city.

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/08/regular_cleveland_school_atten.html

 

National Education News

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/29/2015

Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2015/08/29/0829-common-core-tests.html

 

Local Education News

Headaches returning with start of school
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/30/2015

Celine Sanguinetti goes entire summer breaks free from headaches. But when school’s in session, forget about it.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/08/30/headaches-returning-with-start-of-school.html


Kids’ safety first at Circleville middle school
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/31/2015

When the new middle school opens on Tuesday — the last piece of a $77 million combined campus project six years in the making — it will have everything students might have hoped for.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/08/29/kids-safety-first-at-middle-school.html


Agriculture teacher completes certification for new teaching method
Ironton Tribune                                                                    8/31/2015

Symmes Valley agriculture teacher Beth Myers recently became one of the few agriculture teachers in Ohio to complete a special program offered through the Dupont National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy.

http://www.irontontribune.com/2015/08/30/agriculture-teacher-completes-certification-for-new-teaching-method/


New STEM school opens in Concord Township
Willoughby News Herald                                                         8/31/2015

High school students in Northeast Ohio have a new educational option with this month’s opening of iSTEM Geauga Early College High School.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20150825/new-stem-school-opens-in-concord-township/1


Ironton students to now get meals free
WOWK-TV                                                                          8/30/2015

Each student who attends school in Ironton will now get free breakfast and lunch.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/29918712/ironton-students-eat-free

 

Higher Education News

More than 620 students sign up for new online, low-cost classes at University of Akron
Akron Beacon Journal                                                             8/30/2015

The University of Akron is pleased that more than 620 students have signed up to take at least one of its new online, discounted GenEd Core classes.

http://www.ohio.com/news/education/more-than-620-students-sign-up-for-new-online-low-cost-classes-at-university-of-akron-1.620298


Ohio's Top 20 colleges for STEM degrees
Dayton Business Journal                                                          8/31/2015

 A new report details which Ohio colleges and universities have the highest percentage of STEM degrees awarded.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/blog/morning_call/2015/08/ohios-top-20-colleges-for-stem-degrees-including.html


Clark State begins flights for new drone program
Dayton Daily News                                                                8/29/2015

Clark State Community College recently conducted its first drone flight to collect data for a new precision agriculture program.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/clark-state-begins-flights-for-new-drone-program/nnSHW/


Pair of southwest Ohio colleges await accreditation status
Washington Times                                                                 8/29/2015

Two small higher education institutions in southwestern Ohio are waiting to learn their accreditation status, necessary for students to be eligible for certain types of financial aid.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/29/2-ohio-institutions-to-learn-accreditation-status/

 

Editorial

Make the worst students in Youngstown a priority
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           8/30/2015

First a question for the critics of the Youngstown Plan, designed by the state to prevent the disintegration of the troubled Youngstown City School District: What would you do to save the children other than embrace the failed policies of the past?

http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/aug/30/make-the-worst-students-in-youngstown-a-/
 

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