Education News for 08-22-2012

State Education News

  • Delay in report card release keeps good news from parents (Middletown Journal)
  • With the state board of education indefinitely delaying the release of the state report cards, some local school districts will have to wait to announce good news to parents
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  • Local school district leaders frustrated over delay with state report cards (New Philadelphia Times)
  • School superintendents in the Tuscarawas Valley say a delay in releasing state report cards won’t have a major impact on area districts, but it’s frustrating nonetheless.
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  • Ohio school report cards delayed during investigation (Zanesville Times-Recorder)
  • Amid an attendance-tampering investigation, Ohio has delayed next week's release of annual school report cards whose results determine innumerable decisions by schools and families about funding, student scholarships and building and program placements.
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Local Education News

  • Cloverleaf, Medina sign deal to share treasurer (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • The neighboring Cloverleaf and Medina school districts have struck a deal to share a treasurer for the next school year.
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  • Teachers get closer look at oil, gas drilling industry (Chillicothe Gazette)
  • CHILLICOTHE -- A couple of area teachers recently picked up some first-hand experience with the oil and natural gas industry to take back to their classrooms this fall.
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  • Columbus schools hire lawyers in attendance probe (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Despite having a full-time attorney on staff, Columbus City Schools agreed last night to pay up to $100,000 to hire independent attorneys “to advise and represent” the district in an ongoing investigation into data rigging.
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  • School safety stressed (Marion Star)
  • MARION - As summer vacation ends and school starts for Marion City Schools students, law enforcement recommends that everyone give themselves a little more time to get to where they need to go.
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  • Man mistaken for participant in mock school shooting (Newark Advocate)
  • PATASKALA -- Roy Luckett isn't a school shooter, but the Newark resident said he was tackled like one during a training exercise at Watkins Memorial High School this past week.
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  • Parents sue Northridge school board over busing policy (Newark Advocate)
  • NEWARK -- Three parents filed a lawsuit against Northridge Local Schools' board Tuesday, saying their children should be bused to private schools.
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  • Judge continues bullying lawsuit against Mentor Schools (Willoughby News Herald)
  • A lawsuit against Mentor Schools that alleges it failed to recognize and stop the bullying that resulted in a student’s suicide was continued on Tuesday in the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio.
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  • Sort it out (Columbus Dispatch)
  • The State Board of Education made the right call in voting 18-0 on Monday to delay releasing the state’s annual report cards on public schools’ performance.
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  • No excuses for faking records (Warren Tribune Chronicle)
  • Area residents will have every right to be furious if they learn local school districts are among those that have been tampering with data to make it look as if student attendance is better than actually is the case.
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