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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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?”


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.


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.


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.


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