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February 13, 2015

State Education News

Testing protections for Ohio students clear Ohio House
Education Week                                                                   2/13/2015

The Ohio House has unanimously passed a bill that bars schools from using the results of new proficiency tests being rolled out this school year to determine a student's advancement to the next grade level.



National Education News

Test Case: Lawmakers Look to Revamp No Child Left Behind
U.S. News and World Report                                                    2/13/2015

While K-12 education issues were noticeably absent from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, they were front and center the following morning as Senate lawmakers began tackling the daunting rewrite of No Child Left Behind.


Dell launches new rugged Chromebook 11 for education
ZDNet                                                                                2/13/2015

While schools once seemed the domain primarily of Apple, other companies are looking to cash in on school districts' race to provide students with mobile devices for digital learning.



Local Education News

Parents say no to Common Core testing
WEWS                                                                               2/13/2015

Some parents are taking a stand against  Common Core testing, and will not allow their children to take the test.


VB board approves all-day kindergarten
Findlay Courier                                                                     2/13/2015

After nearly five years of discussion, the Van Buren school board has approved all-day, all-week kindergarten for the district starting with the 2015-16 school year.


Court rejects suit from teacher with fear of children
UPI                                                                                   2/13/2015

An Ohio teacher with a phobia of young children lost an appeal accusing her former district of failing to accommodate her disability.


After School Discovery to grow
Ashtabula Star-Beacon                                                            2/13/2015

After School Discovery has announced plans to expand its efforts to all K-12 students in Ashtabula County.


Report: Students caught by principal selling marijuana cookies at school
WEWS                                                                               2/13/2015

A student was busted for bringing five marijuana cookies to Berea-Midpark High School to sell, according to a police report.


Kenston, Newbury students snag 1st place in statewide science/technology tournament
Willoughby News Herald                                                         2/13/2015

Out of 455 teams taking part in the annual Ohio FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament, only 50 scored well enough to earn a spot in a recent statewide event.


Be kind to isolated classmates, Sandy Hook dad urges Youngstown middle-schoolers
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           2/13/2015

Daniel Barden was always a compassionate kid, even for a 7-year-old.



Higher Education News

Gov. Kasich's worthy higher-ed proposal could help corral student debt and costs: editorial
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            2/13/2015

Gov. John Kasich's higher education plan, which seeks to drive down both the cost of public college in Ohio and the high debt that drowns students, is an intriguing proposal that deserves serious consideration by the Ohio General Assembly.


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