Education News for 08-08-2012

State Education News

  • School costs rise 6% (Youngstown Vindicator)
  • Columbus-based Huntington Bank has released its 2012 Backpack Index, which shows that parents can expect to pay 6 percent more than they did in 2011 for back-to-school supplies…Read more...

Local Education News

  • Columbus schools barely keep C on state report card (Columbus Dispatch)
  • The Columbus school district has slipped in its score on this year’s state report card and will barely cling to an overall C grade, preliminary data show…Read more...

  • Attendance scandal: ‘There is no way I would condone this,’ Harris says (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Some Columbus school-district principals might have received financial bonuses by retroactively changing student-attendance records to boost their schools’ state report- card numbers, Superintendent Gene Harris acknowledged yesterday…Read more...

  • Madison School levy fails; personnel cuts likely (Willoughby News Herald)
  • The Madison School District will begin to examine where cuts can be made after voters rejected a 4.9-mill levy Tuesday…Read more...

  • Pay-to-play policy in Poland schools brings minimal downsizing to teams (Youngstown Vindicator)
  • Pay-to-participate fees haven’t caused a dramatic drop in participation in fall sports, with the exception of high-school cross country, which was anticipated, the athletic director says…Read more...

Editorial

  • Necessary resignation (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Ohio’s Education Department faces Herculean challenges: Fix school funding, repair a district-accountability system mired in scandal and ensure that third-graders can read, to name a few…Read more...

  • Education official must face penalties for errors (Marietta Times)
  • Many public officials caught in wrongdoing maintain they just didn't know what they did crossed legal and/or ethical lines…Read more...

  • Quitting isn't enough (Toledo Blade)
  • Stan Heffner's departure as Ohio's top education official became inevitable after a state report suggested he had deliberately concealed a major conflict of interest and used public resources for personal business…Read more...

  • Penalize former Ohio school head (Warren Tribune Chronicle)
  • Many public officials caught in wrongdoing maintain they just didn't know what they did crossed legal and / or ethical lines…Read more...

  • Ohio has opportunity to bolster accountability in education (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Rigorous academic standards and high-stakes accountability for schools and educators alike are important for school-improvement efforts…Read more...