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July 25-27, 2015


State Education News

Despite 5 of 8 gone, art and music go on in Ohio schools
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette                                                          7/27/2015

The elimination of a rule protecting art teachers, nurses and counselors likely will have little effect on an Ohio kid’s educational experience, at least for this year.

http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/local/2015/07/26/despite-gone-art-music-go-ohio-schools/30691633/


School districts in Ohio cutting librarians
Columbus Dispatch                                                                7/27/2015

Tight budgets, rise of Internet given as causes for diminishing role

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/07/27/downsizing-librarians.html


Ohio standards board opposes school barricade devices
Education Week                                                                   7/27/2015

Ohio's building standards board took a strong position Friday against the installation of barricade devices on classroom doors in the event of an active shooter, just weeks after a law went into effect allowing the devices.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/07/24/ohio-standards-board-opposes-school-barricade_ap.html


Charter schools seek allowances based on students’ poverty
Columbus Dispatch                                                                7/27/2015

A charter-advocacy group has begun to quietly lobby officials this summer to lower the bar for the schools…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/07/25/charter-schools-seek-allowances-based-on-students-poverty.html

 

Local Education News

Lorain Academic Distress Commission mulls two-year deadline: Improve or out
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           7/27/2015

A law signed by Gov. John Kasich set a two-year deadline for Lorain City Schools to increase academic achievement significantly.

http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20150724/lorain-academic-distress-commission-mulls-two-year-deadline-improve-or-out


Late evals force Columbus school district to rehire 56 administrators
Columbus Dispatch                                                                7/27/2015

Columbus City Schools had no choice but to rehire 56 administrators this year because the district failed to complete their annual job evaluations as required by state law.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/07/26/late-evals-force-district-to-rehire-56.html


Teacher turnover up in a few districts
Columbus Dispatch                                                                7/27/2015

Several central Ohio school districts are experiencing an uptick in teacher turnover, though none as high as in Reynoldsburg schools.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/07/26/teacher-turnover-up-in-a-few-districts.html


Principal hopes to build community, raise expectations
Mansfield News Journal                                                          7/27/2015

Many of the lessons Jose Hernandez brings to the principal's office at Mansfield Senior High School came from the basketball court.

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2015/07/26/principal-hopes-build-community-raise-expectations/30706525/

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