Education News for 09-11-2012

State Education News

  • Auditor: Probe not affected by report-card release (Associated Press)
  • COLUMBUS -- Releasing delayed state report cards on school progress won't hamper an investigation into potential tampering with school attendance numbers, Ohio's state auditor told education leaders Monday‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

  • Ohio isn't alone when it comes to school funding mistakes: editorial (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • After the Great Recession hit, far too many states took out their carving knives and quickly slashed school funding.‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

  • Ohio Board of Education wants school districts to go tobacco-free campus wide (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • CLEVELAND, Ohio -- There's no smoking inside schools housing grades kindergarten through 12 because a 6-year-old Ohio law prohibits indoor smoking in all public buildings and places of employment.‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

  • Auditor: Release report cards (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Go ahead and publish the on-hold school report cards, state Auditor Dave Yost told state education officials yesterday.‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

  • Auditor: Probe Not Affected By Report Card Release (WBNS)
  • Ohio's state auditor has advised education leaders that releasing delayed state report cards won't hamper his investigation into potential tampering with school attendance numbers.‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

  • School Attendance Scandal Costing Taxpayers Thousands (WBNS)
  • Ohio‚Äôs Auditor said on Monday that his staff has spent 7,000 hours and more than $140,000 on an investigating into whether Columbus City Schools officials manipulated attendance records.‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

Local Education News

  • Canton City Schools to follow state law on retaining students (Canton Repository)
  • CANTON ‚ÄĒ The Board of Education agreed Monday to change the district‚Äôs policy regarding retaining‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

  • Wolf Creek Local Schools to seek grant (Marietta Times)
  • Wolf Creek Local Schools hopes to join with 19 other Ohio school districts for a shot at their share of millions of dollars in grant funding to help with dual enrollment and blended learning classes.‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

  • Navy promotes STEM learning at Marion Tech (Marion Star)
  • The Navy is joining educators to encourage more students to seek STEM degrees. Vice Admiral James "Phil" Wisecup visited Marion Technical College recently‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

  • School Districts Hope To Share Services, Save Money (WBNS)
  • Two school districts in Licking County are exploring ways to share services to save money. Licking Heights Local Schools and the Southwest Licking Local Schools‚Äô boards of education‚ĶRead more‚Ķ

Editorial

  • Lesson about secrecy still unlearned (Canton Repository)
  • The issue: Possible violations of open meetings law
    Our view: Private meetings make it look as if Columbus board is circling the wagons…Read more…

  • Catch Cheaters In Ohio Schools (Wheeling Intelligencer)
  • One hundred public school districts in Ohio are the focus of an investigation of falsified reports on student enrollment and attendance, it was reported during the weekend. That is approximately one-sixth of the districts in the state -‚ĶRead more‚Ķ