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April 11, 2014


State Education News

ODE Extends Private School Voucher Deadline
State Impact Ohio                                                                              4/11/2014

The state has extended its deadline for parents to apply for taxpayer-funded vouchers to go to private schools instead of the low-performing schools their kids are assigned to attend.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2014/04/10/ode-extends-private-school-voucher-deadline/


Apprenticeship programs can lead to academic credit under new program
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                                       4/11/2014

Ohio's community college system is part of a new national consortium to make it easier for students in apprenticeships to transfer their experience into academic credit.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/04/apprenticeship_programs_can_le.html


Two Education Bills That Could Help Ohio’s Dropouts
State Impact Ohio                                                                              4/11/2014

This spring, Governor John Kasich called attention to Ohio’s dropout problem when he mentioned the 24,000 students who leave Ohio schools without a diploma each year.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2014/04/10/two-education-bills-that-could-help-ohios-dropouts/


2 districts’ chiefs lose licenses in data cases
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            4/11/2014

Two school superintendents and a data worker accused of manipulating student data are being permanently barred from working in Ohio public schools.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/04/10/2_school_districtsx_chiefs_lose_licenses_in_data_cases_.html


Reading-test exemption for voucher students may end
Columbus Dispatch                                                                            4/11/2014

Lawmakers are moving quickly to close a loophole in state law that exempts students using tax-funded vouchers to attend private schools from the third-grade reading requirement.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/04/11/lawmakers-move-to-shut-voucher-loophole.html

 

Local Education News

Mobile dental treatment offered for city schools students
Zanesville Times-Recorder                                                                 4/11/2014

“So how much pop have you been drinking?”

http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/article/20140410/NEWS01/304100017/Mobile-dental-treatment-offered-city-schools-students?nclick_check=1


Colerain HS issues letter about gang rumors
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                            4/11/2014

Rumors of gang activity at Colerain High School, according to the school's principal, caused parents to wait in line to pick up their children early from school Thursday.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/education/2014/04/10/colerain-high-school/7548609/


Senior athlete suspended for weed-related retweet sues district
Newark Advocate                                                                              4/11/2014

A Clear Fork High School senior who was suspended from the soccer team after retweeting a post from someone who favors decriminalizing marijuana is suing the district.

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140410/NEWS01/304100033/Senior-athlete-suspended-weed-related-retweet-sues-district


Chaney STEM students compete with CO2 cars
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                      4/11/2014

Justyn Williams’ miniature dragster flew down the track inside the Chaney High School gymnasium, outpacing all 84 of his fellow engineering classmates.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/apr/11/chaney-stem-students-compete-with-co-car/
 

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