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March 4, 2015


State Education News

Open enrollment study challenges conventional wisdom
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              3/4/2015

The study found that students who open enrolled out of Ohio’s urban school districts — including Akron, Youngstown and Cleveland — performed better academically than their new classmates in the suburbs.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/open-enrollment-study-challenges-conventional-wisdom-1.571503


Ohio won't penalize districts for kids who opt out of state tests
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              3/4/2015

The state won't penalize school districts if large numbers of students skip this year's state test, state Superintendent Richard Ross announced today.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/03/ohio_wont_penalize_districts_for_kids_that_op-out_of_state_tests.html


Ohio tops list of school threats
WKYC                                                                                 3/4/2015

Trump found Ohio had the greatest number of threats, 64. Bomb and shooting threats make up the majority across the nation.

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/ohio/2015/03/03/school-threats-threats-against-schools-bomb-threats/24303003/


Defunct Cleveland charter school faces $9.4 million suit from Ohio attorney general
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              3/4/2015

Attorney General Mike DeWine's office is suing to recover almost $2.6 million found to be illegally transferred from the now defunct Lion of Judah Academy to people and businesses associated with running the Cleveland charter school.

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2015/03/defunct_cleveland_charter_school_faces_94_million_suit_from_ohio_attorney_general.html

 

Local Education News

Appellate court upholds judge's ruling on Mentor High suicide case
Willoughby News Herald                                                           3/4/2015

The parents of a Mentor High School girl who allegedly was bullied into committing suicide failed to establish that the school district is to blame for her death, the 11th District Court of Appeals ruled March 2.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20150303/appellate-court-upholds-judges-ruling-on-mentor-high-suicide-case


16 districts ban substitute teacher accused of striking, duct taping kids
WLWT                                                                                 3/4/2015

A substitute teacher at Edgewood Middle School was fired after allegations educators call disturbing and serious. Now, Adrienne Bolser has been banned from teaching at 16 other districts in Butler and Warren counties.

http://www.wlwt.com/news/16-districts-ban-substitute-teacher-accused-of-striking-duct-taping-kids/31593200


13-year-old brings moonshine to show in science class
Dayton Business Journal                                                           3/4/2015

A 13-year-old Logan County student was suspended last week for bringing a bottle of moonshine to his science class in January, according to Logan County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local-education/13-year-old-builds-moonshine-still-for-class-teach/nkM5k/


Pending storm creates dilemma for schools
Chillicothe Gazette                                                                  3/4/2015

They will be watching what is likely to be the area's largest snowstorm of the 2014-15 winter season.

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2015/03/03/pending-storm-creates-dilemma-schools/24333945/


Township, school district partner to add sidewalks
Newark Advocate                                                                   3/4/2015

The township is applying for nearly $270,000 in federal Safe Routes to School grant dollars.

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/pataskala/2015/03/04/township-school-district-partner-add-sidewalks/24316491/


East students take aim at bullying
Youngstown Vindicator                                                            3/4/2015

East High School senior Kayla Mitchell believes bullying is something that’s been overlooked for too long.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/mar/04/students-team-up-for-anti-bullying-initi/


Lakewood High School Cardboard Boat Regatta proves a fun, wet, physics experiment
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              3/4/2015

More than 200 junior and senior physics students competed in the 13th annual Lakewood High School Physics Cardboard Boat Regatta Tuesday.

http://www.cleveland.com/lakewood/index.ssf/2015/03/lakewood_high_school_cardboard.html


Metzger: Growing people key to achievement
Dayton Daily News                                                                  3/4/2015

The key to improving school achievement is professional development, said Carl Metzger, a finalist for the superintendent job at the Springfield City School District.

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local-education/metzger-growing-people-key-to-achievement/nkNBX/

 

Higher Education News

Kent State University study links high smartphone use with low GPA
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              3/4/2015

Kent State University researchers have found that the more students use their phones, the lower their grade-point averages are.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/kent-state-university-study-links-high-smartphone-use-with-low-gpa-1.571477


All the News That's Fit to Teach
Inside Higher Ed                                                                     3/4/2015

The company's new approach to education reflects changes seen in both higher education and the journalism industry, but at its core, The Times's interest in education is still seen as an extension of its own brand.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/03/04/%E2%80%98new-york-times%E2%80%99-online-education-remains-branding-opportunity

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