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February 25, 2014
State Education News
Education, jobs are topics in Gov. Kasich’s speech in Medina
Akron Beacon Journal 2/25/2014
Gov. John Kasich used his State of the State address in Medina on Monday night to outline an aggressive agenda on education.
National Education News
White House Eyes New Limits on Junk Food Ads in Schools
Time Magazine 2/25/2014
The Obama administration will propose new restrictions the marketing of junk food and sugary drinks in schools on Tuesday.
Florida Releases 'Value Added' Data on Teachers
Education Week 2/25/2014
Florida has become the latest state, after New York and Ohio, to release "value added" data on its teachers to news outlets, after losing an open-records battle in the courts to the Florida Times-Union.
Local Education News
Library helping third-grade readers
Columbus Dispatch 2/25/2014
Teneisha Taylor’s son, Azyiah, is worried that he won’t move on to fourth grade with his friends this year because of the state’s third-grade reading test.
70 students sign up for new Marysville school
This Week News 2/25/2014
Plans are on track for the fall opening of the Marysville Early College High School and Union County Innovation Center, with enrollment already halfway to the district's first-year goal.
School officials discuss challenges and benefits of teacher evaluation system
Coshocton Tribune 2/25/2014
Grant Fauver spends two days each week sitting in the back of a classroom, with his laptop open, typing notes quickly as he listens to his teachers.
STEM academy proposed for downtown
Youngstown Vindicator 2/25/2014
A proposed science, technology, engineering and mathematics school in downtown Youngstown would include an emphasis on manufacturing and entrepreneurship.
Heath shifting schedules to increase time for math classes
Newark Advocate 2/25/2014
Bad news for Heath students who dislike math: They’re going to get more of it.
Chillicothe schools OK schedule switch
Chillicothe Gazette 2/25/2014
A new block schedule that already had the support of Chillicothe High School’s faculty — and the opposition of some 50 parents and residents — was approved Monday by the board of education.
New Findlay superintendent ‘happy to be here’
Findlay Courier 2/25/2014
Staff and students at Findlay City Schools met their future superintendent on Monday. Edward Kurt and his family attended Monday’s school board meeting.
No decision on Frontier schools
Marietta Times 2/25/2014
After almost two hours of discussion, the Frontier Local Schools Board of Education chose to withhold a vote on whether it will close one of its three elementary schools for a later meeting…
Beachwood School administrators reviewing community attitude survey
Willoughby News Herald 2/25/2014
Beachwood Superintendent Richard A. Markwardt gave an update on the upcoming community attitude survey at the Feb. 24 School Board meeting.
Liberty schools are stable
Youngstown Vindicator 2/25/2014
The Liberty School District has come a long way since three years ago, but it still has obstacles to getting out of fiscal emergency.
Higher Education News
Dwindling Midwest High School Grads Spur College Hunt
Bloomberg News 2/25/2014
A waning number of high school graduates from the Midwest is sparking a college hunt for freshman applicants, with the decline being felt as far away as Harvard and Emory universities.
Future teachers are focus
Ironton Tribune 2/25/2014
Providing future teacher-leaders with an experience that will span both rural and urban cultures and prepare students for their roles as teachers was the main topic at a recent Rural Urban Collaborative symposium at Ohio University Southern on Friday.