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April 5-7, 2014


State Education News

Kasich’s high-school dropout recovery plan wins support
Columbus Dispatch                                                                              4/7/2014

Columbus State Community College is ready to join a proposal by Gov. John Kasich aimed at helping young adults…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/04/06/dropout-recovery-plan-wins-support.html


Early child care providers play key role in kids' development
Newark Advocate                                                                               4/7/2014

Teri Peasley keeps a sign in her office that says: “We don’t sit on babies here…

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140405/NEWS01/304050020/Early-child-care-providers-play-key-role-kids-development?nclick_check=1


Statehouse doubles as a classroom for visiting schoolchildren
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                                         4/7/2014

The Ohio Statehouse is more than just the home for the General Assembly…

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/04/ohios_statehouse_doubles_as_a.html


Parents stepping in on conflicts among students
Columbus Dispatch                                                                              4/7/2014

For a growing number of parents, asking the principal to intervene doesn’t cut it when they believe their child…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/04/07/parents-are-stepping-in-on-student-conflicts.html


School districts working on filling top posts
Columbus Dispatch                                                                              4/7/2014

After seven central Ohio school boards welcomed new superintendents this year, another group of districts…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/04/05/districts-working-on-filling-top-posts.html


Few places to turn for bullied children
Columbus Dispatch                                                                              4/7/2014

About six years ago, Bobby Folden’s nephew hanged himself…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/04/06/few-places-to-turn-for-bullied-children.html


Healthier school lunches costing districts more
Dayton Daily News                                                                              4/7/2014

Recent federal and state regulations that require schools to serve healthier lunches have driven up food…

http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/healthier-school-lunches-costing-districts-more/nfSQQ/


New law opens window to adoptees’ history
Toledo Blade                                                                                       4/7/2014

Greg Burnham was born in Toledo Hospital and adopted…

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2014/04/07/New-law-opens-window-to-adoptees-family-history.html


Uniform, more rigorous teacher evaluations begin
Youngstown Vindicator                                                                       4/7/2014

Beginning this school year, teachers throughout the state will be evaluated and rated as one of four categories: accomplished, skilled…

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/apr/06/uniform-more-rigorous-teacher-evaluation/

 

National Education News

Advocates Worry Sex Education Failing Students
Education Week                                                                                  4/7/2014

Marie Barnard was delighted when, after decades of silence on the topic, Mississippi…

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/07/28mct_mssexed.h33.html


Google Amends Its Terms on Scanning User Data for Ads
Education Week                                                                                  4/7/2014

In the wake of an ongoing federal lawsuit and growing public scrutiny on how it scans and analyzes the data of its users, including students…

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2014/04/google_amends_its_terms_on_sca.html

 

Local Education News

Once booming now shrinking Mason schools
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                              4/7/2014

The once booming Mason Schools have already begun shrinking…

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/education/2014/04/05/booming-now-shrinking-mason-schools/7373015/


Principal illegally hired wife’s business in previous job
Columbus Dispatch                                                                              4/7/2014

Johnstown High School Principal Michael Heath and his wife have been ordered to repay more than $50,000…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/04/04/johnstown-principal-illegally-hired-wifes-business.html


Lorain police, schools take proactive approach to safety
Lorain Morning Journal                                                                        4/7/2014

Advice to school staff and students has changed since the 1999 attacks at Columbine High School…

http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20140406/lorain-police-schools-take-proactive-approach-to-safety-active-shooter-training


Mansfield teachers: Hands off hands-on center
Mansfield News Journal                                                                      4/7/2014

Springmill Learning Center teachers and paraprofessionals don’t want “Mansfield’s COSI” to close…

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20140404/NEWS01/304040029/Mansfield-teachers-Hands-off-hands-center


Children Services highlights efforts to battle abuse
Mansfield News Journal                                                                      4/7/2014

Richland County Children Services celebrated Child Abuse Prevention…

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20140404/NEWS01/304040035/Children-Services-highlights-efforts-battle-abuse


Schools kicking off kindergarten registration
Newark Advocate                                                                               4/7/2014

This past summer was a mysterious time for elementary school teacher…

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140405/NEWS01/304050031/Schools-kicking-off-kindergarten-registration


TPS receives nearly $4M for career effort
Toledo Blade                                                                                       4/7/2014

Toledo Public Schools was awarded nearly $4 million…

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2014/04/07/Toledo-Public-Schools-receives-nearly-4M-for-career-effort.html


Schools look to prepare students for jobs in computer sciences
Zanesville Times-Recorder                                                                   4/7/2014

Students at the Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy busied themselves on school-issued…

http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/article/20140405/NEWS01/304050039/Local-schools-look-prepare-students-jobs-computer-sciences

 

Higher Education News

Students find college funds in unusual places
Columbus Dispatch                                                                              4/7/2014

Looking for money for college…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/insight/2014/04/06/students-find-college-funds-in-unusual-places.html


Colleges Increasing Spending on Sports Faster Than Academics, Report Finds
New York Times                                                                                  4/7/2014

Even as their spending on instruction, research and public service declined or stayed flat, most colleges…

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/education/colleges-increasing-spending-on-sports-faster-than-on-academics-report-finds.html?hpw&rref=education&_r=0

 

Editorial

We can all work to improve lives
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                              4/7/2014

The shooting deaths of four Cincinnati children so far this year are above all a failure…

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/04/06/editorial-can-work-improve-lives/7359683/


Lax rules harm accountability
Columbus Dispatch                                                                              4/7/2014

While Ohio lawmakers fail to take steps to hold charter schools more accountable for how they use millions of dollars…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2014/04/07/lax-rules-harm-accountability.html
 

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