COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s standards for teaching science in grades K-12 are described as “refreshingly strong, ” receiving a “B” grade, in a comprehensive look at state’s standards by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released today. While Ohio ranks in the nation’s top quarter, receiving a score of 7 out of 10, the Fordham’s Institute’s latest assessment, The State of State Science Standards, finds that 75 percent of U.S. states’ standards for science are “mediocre to awful,” raising concern about national competitiveness in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Ohio and National Schools to Watch Announced
Columbus – Three additional middle schools have been designated as Ohio Schools to Watch for their innovative and successful approach to learning, according to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Coventry Middle School and Dodge Intermediate School, both in Summit County and Kings Junior High School in Warren County will be officially recognized at the 2012 Ohio Middle Level Association’s Conference, Feb. 16-17, at the Columbus Hilton at Easton.
Columbus – As Ohio has entered year two of the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) grant program, the United States Department of Education (US DOE) this week released a progress report on the 12 states originally funded.
Columbus, OH – The State Board of Education will hold its January meeting on Monday Jan. 9 and Tuesday Jan. 10. Click here for the voting agenda, full schedule and board book materials.
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