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December 16, 2014

State Education News

Kids in Ohio taking state tests may still need pencils
Columbus Dispatch                                                               12/16/2014

Ohio is rolling out online standardized tests this school year, but students will continue to do more than a third of the new assessments on paper with pencil.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/12/16/kids-taking-state-tests-may-still-need-pencils.html


Ohio schools get new safety tip line
WTVN                                                                              12/16/2014

A new safety resource is available to Ohio Schools that could prevent and alert local law enforcement to a school safety crisis.

http://www.610wtvn.com/articles/wtvn-local-news-268656/ohio-schools-get-new-safety-tip-13067734/


A quarter of Ohio third-graders must retake reading test
Mansfield News Journal                                                         12/16/2014

More than 31,000 third-graders will have to retake their state reading exam to ensure passage to the next grade…

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/15/quarter-ohio-third-graders-must-
retake-reading-test/20459899/


Bills to rein in testing and the Common Core are dead - could rise again in New Year
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           12/16/2014

Bills to block the Common Core standards in Ohio and to limit testing of students have both died in the state legislature.

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


Ohio Department of Education added the religious requirement to Gov. Kasich's student mentoring
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           12/16/2014

The recent decision to require participation of a church or religious group for any school to receive money from Gov. John Kasich's student mentorship program came from the Ohio Department of Education, a department spokesman said.

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

 

Local Education News

Central Ohio students urged to take college courses while in high school
Columbus Dispatch                                                               12/16/2014

Her parents encouraged her to take another French class to bolster her high-school resume. But Tobey Kegley had a different idea. If she wanted to look good for colleges, why not just go to college

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/12/16/early-to-college.html


Flu keeping scores of central Ohio kids out of school
Columbus Dispatch                                                               12/16/2014

Between flu, colds and all the other December unpleasantness, the out-sick numbers are high in some central Ohio classrooms.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/12/16/flu-is-keeping-scores-of-children-out-of-school.html


Ten Commandments plaque being stored in office
Marion Star                                                                       12/16/2014

A donated plaque of the Ten Commandments is being stored in the Marion City Schools superintendent's office until an agreement can be reached on where to move it.

http://www.marionstar.com/story/news/local/2014/12/15/marion-ohio-ten-commandments/20451083/


TPS students salute city’s fallen war heroes
Toledo Blade                                                                      12/16/2014

Toledo Public Schools students in Joe Boyle’s history class presented on Monday the stories they've researched about Toledo’s fallen heroes.

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/12/16/TPS-students-salute-city-s-fallen-war-heroes.html

 

Editorial

Empowering principals and families key to restructuring teacher compensation in Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           12/16/2014

Reforming teacher pay is often seen as a crucial way to drive improvements in outcomes for students in our state.

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/12/principal_autonomy_and_family.html
 

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