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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.


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.


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…


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.


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.



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


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.


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.


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.




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.


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