Education News for 02-19-2013

State Education News

  • Ohio high school students could earn college credit, brush up on skills (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Ohio officials and Udacity, an online education provider, are in discussions that could lead to allowing high school students to take classes online to catch up in math and science‚ĶRead more...

  • Charter-school operators want local tax money (Columbus Dispatch)
  • A group of charter-school operators voiced support for receiving a share of Columbus City Schools‚Äô tax money before Mayor Michael B. Coleman‚Äôs Education Commission‚ĶRead more...

  • Kasich education adviser applies for top schools job (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Gov. John Kasich‚Äôs education adviser could become the next superintendent of Ohio public schools‚ĶRead more...

  • Local schools to get aid for non-English speakers in state budget (Columbus Dispatch)
  • When the state first offered school districts financial help for students with limited English, in 2006, only 10 districts qualified‚ĶRead more...

  • Preschool proposal mired in contradiction (Columbus Dispatch)
  • President Barack Obama‚Äôs call for universal pre-kindergarten during his State of the Union address was like many of the proposals he floated during that speech‚ĶRead more...

  • ‚ÄėActivist‚Äô Kasich getting mixed reviews (Dayton Daily News)
  • Shortly after he was elected governor in November 2010, John Kasich told lobbyists they needed to get on ‚Äúthe bus‚ÄĚ now that he was driving it, lest they be run over‚ĶRead more...

  • Auditor blasts school 'count week' (Findlay Courier)
  • The way Ohio school districts count their students needs a major update in order to prevent manipulated attendance data, the state's auditor said Monday‚ĶRead more...

  • School budget proposal stiffs Educational Service Centers (Lima News)
  • Gov. John Kasich says he wants more collaboration in education, but school officials wonder how that can be true when his proposed budget cuts‚ĶRead more...

Local Education News

  • Lion of Judah charter school leader indicted, accused of illegally spending $1.2 million in public money (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • The head of Lion of Judah Academy, a troubled Cleveland charter school, has been indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury‚ĶRead more...

  • Judge holds up closing of ScholArts academy (Columbus Dispatch)
  • A Columbus charter school that closed on Tuesday reopened yesterday because of a ruling by a Franklin County judge.Common Pleas Judge Guy Reece ordered a delay in enforcing the state school board‚Äôs decision‚ĶRead more...

  • Educator investigated after slap at Kasich plan (Columbus Dispatch)
  • A Dayton-area school superintendent who is facing criminal charges stemming from his opposition to Gov. John Kasich‚Äôs school-funding plan‚ĶRead more...

  • Hilliard schools explore new ways to learn (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Starting next year, Hilliard high-school students can serve as CEOs for a startup coffee shop and take college classes via videoconferencing‚ĶRead more...

  • Attendance down again at school following threats (Dayton Daily News)
  • Tipp City schools officials Friday found a threatening message in a restroom for the third straight day‚ĶRead more...

  • School districts may remove levies from ballot (Dayton Daily News)
  • Kettering City Schools may not be the only local district to pull its levy from the May ballot, as school officials closely examine Gov. John Kasich‚Äôs proposed school funding plan‚ĶRead more...

  • Council agrees to benefits of sharing services with school district (Middletown Journal)
  • City Council will consider legislation, likely at its meeting later this month, about sharing services with the Monroe Local School District‚ĶRead more...

  • Schools plan to explain to voters what Kasich plan means to them (Springfield News-Sun)
  • Districts hoping to persuade voters to support levies and bond issues this spring will have to explain the impact of Gov. John Kasich‚Äôs recently unveiled education funding plan‚ĶRead more...

  • Strongsville teachers approve strike authorization vote (Sun Newspapers)
  • In another sign contract negotiations between the school board and teachers union are breaking down, the Strongsville Education Association passed a strike authorization vote‚ĶRead more...

  • Prosecutor confirms plea offer on table in T.J. Lane case (Willoughby News Herald)
  • While Thomas Lane III‚Äôs attorney says plea bargain negotiations are under way for his client in connection with shootings at Chardon High School, Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz‚ĶRead more...

Editorial

  • Quality counts (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • Back in March 2009, President Obama tagged early childhood education ‚Äúas the first pillar of our education reform agenda.‚ÄĚ He noted at the time that ‚Äúsome children are enrolled in excellent programs. Some children are enrolled in mediocre programs‚ĶRead more...

  • Schools plan takes a different tack (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Grumbling at some of the results of Gov. John Kasich‚Äôs proposed education-funding plan reflects a fact of life for school districts: Each considers itself underfunded‚ĶRead more...