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November 4, 2014
State Education News
State Lawmaker Wants Year-Round School Year
We’re a long way from summer, but one lawmaker is already thinking about it with a plan that would have students skipping summer break altogether.
National Education News
Indiana Department of Education website hacked
Indianapolis Star 11/4/2014
The Indiana Department of Education’s website was hacked Monday morning. The homepage was taken over and changed to say it had been hacked by the Nigeria Cyber Army…
What’s Big Business Got to Do With Education Reform?
“There used to be a promise from businesses to students that if you performed well and behaved, you’d get a solid job with a middle class career. And that was real,” explained Dianne Tavenner, CEO of Summit Public Schools.
Local Education News
Youngstown schools recovery plan approved
Youngstown Vindicator 11/4/2014
The state superintendent of public instruction has approved an updated academic plan for the city school district that strips the school board of much of its authority.
State honors Findlay school
Findlay Courier 11/4/2014
Northview Primary School in Findlay has been recognized as a “School of Promise” by the Ohio Department of Education.
Clearview Schools officials deny allegations in bullying suit
Lorain Morning Journal 11/4/2014
Clearview School District officials have denied allegations in a lawsuit filed by a high school student who claimed she lost her class election because of bullying.
Elyria school board attorneys file unfair labor practice charges against union
Elyria Chronicle-Telegram 11/4/2014
Lawyers for the Elyria school board have levied unfair labor practice charges against the Elyria Education Association, Elyria teacher Amy Chizmar and Lorain teacher Sandra Peloquin…
No strike on horizon for Lexington teachers
Mansfield News Journal 11/4/2014
Representatives from the Lexington Teachers' Association said the union and district have made progress in contract negotiations and the union does not anticipate having to strike.
Ohio Teacher is Teaching Game Design with 3D Printing: Comes up with Incredibly Inventive 3D Tic-Tac-Toe
3-D Print 11/4/2014
One middle school teacher at Centerburg Middle School, in Centerburg, Ohio, named Chad Kuhn, … is teaching a new course, called ‘Evolution of Games’ to 8th and 9th graders at the school.
Higher Education News
University of Akron student offers career advice: have multiple plans
Cleveland Plain Dealer 11/4/2014
Sarah Roth planned to spend her life teaching music in a school but has had to change course and plans to graduate in 2016 with a master's degree in chemical engineering at the University of Akron.