Ohio Education Daily News Summary for 8/2014

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August 29, 2014

State Education News

State lawmaker asks parents to help review academic standards
Akron Beacon Journal                                                             8/29/2014

House Speaker William Batchelder, R-Medina, is accepting applications and resumes from Ohio parents and educators interested in serving on one of four committees that will review state academic standards for science, math, English and social studies.


State superintendent disappointed with Youngstown schools’ lack of progress
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           8/29/2014

Ohio’s state superintendent isn’t happy with the progress of Youngstown City Schools, and he is asking the community to step forward and help.


State reviewers recommend training for Youngstown school board, staff
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           8/29/2014

A common theme heard by a team of reviewers contracted by the Ohio Department of Education to gauge the city school district was a lack of understanding of board members’ roles and responsibilities, the state associate superintendent said.


Schools tweak calendars to meet state testing dates
Akron Beacon Journal                                                             8/29/2014

Manchester teachers got what they asked for this school year: a shorter summer vacation.


Portage County education center backs off plans to start Cincinnati charter school
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            8/29/2014

Portage County's countywide educational center is backing off plans to help start a new charter school in Cincinnati, as ordered by the Ohio Department of Education.



National Education News

The Teaching App at the Head of the Class
Businessweek                                                                      8/29/2014

As kids head back to school, a relatively unknown mobile app is rocketing toward the top of the most-downloaded lists for both Apple’s and Google’s app stores.



Local Education News

State school chief talks literacy, technology at Stark schools
Canton Repository                                                                 8/29/2014

State Superintendent Richard Ross says most classrooms he sees on his trips through Ohio’s schools look like the ones he and his father sat in.


Questions on school board’s oversight emerge
Columbus Dispatch                                                                8/29/2014

A school superintendent with gilded travel taste trotted the globe with nearly $500,000 in public money. The bigger question remains: Why did an elected school board support his extravagant travel?


Buster the School Bus teaches safety to North Royalton School kindergarten
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            8/29/2014

For most kindergarten students, riding a school bus is a brand new experience for them.  To ease any anxiety and teach bus safety, "Buster the School Bus" visited the kindergarteners at the North Royalton Early Childhood Center…


Upward Bound alumnus gives back to program
Springfield News-Sun                                                              8/29/2014

An alumnus of Springfield’s Upward Bound program has pledged scholarships for nine local graduates pursuing college this fall as a way of paying forward the boost he got from the program decades ago.



Higher Education News

Rhodes State receives $5M for downtown facility
Lima News                                                                          8/29/2014

Dr. Wilfred Ellis of the Rhodes State College Board of Trustees likened the notion of Rhodes State building a health sciences center in downtown Lima to a small acorn that grows into a mighty oak.


NC State receives $1.5 million grant from Ohio Board of Regents
WBCO                                                                               8/29/2014

This week the Ohio Board of Regents awarded a Small Campus Targeted Workforce Development Expansion grant in the amount of $1,528,847 to North Central State College for renovations at the James W. Kehoe Center in Shelby, Ohio.


Ohio Private Universities Use Incentives To Fill Classrooms
WOSU                                                                               8/29/2014

Ohio’s 24 liberal arts colleges and universities face a challenging future.The private, non-profit, schools highlight academic reputation and low professor-student ratios. But the competition for new students is intense.


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