Education News for 03-13-2013

State Education News

  • Kasich adviser selected as new Ohio schools chief (Education Week)
  • Ohio's state school board picked Republican Gov. John Kasich's top education adviser Tuesday as the new superintendent of public instruction. Richard Ross was selected over acting Superintendent Michael Sawyers by a 10-6 vote…Read more...

  • Ohio to get $20.2M to help low-performing schools (Canton Repository)
  • The U.S. education secretary says Ohio will receive $20.2 million to continue its efforts to help persistently lowest-performing schools raise their students’ achievement.…Read more...

    


  • Gov. John Kasich's school funding formula would increase charter school aid by 4.5 percent (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Charter schools would receive about $35 million more from the state -- a 4.5 percent increase -- under Gov. John Kasich's proposed school funding formula than they have over the last two years…Read more...

  • Rural school districts call on state to share wealth (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Superintendents and treasurers from low-income, rural school districts across the state gathered at the Statehouse yesterday to push for significant changes to a funding formula they say punishes their students.…Read more...

  • State reinstates license of ex-Columbus teacher (Columbus Dispatch)
  • After a court battle, the State Board of Education yesterday reinstated the teaching license of a former Columbus teacher whom board members previously had banned from teaching for using poor judgment with an out-of-control child.…Read more...

  • Students, teachers cope (Warren Tribune Chronicle)
  • City schools Superintendent Michael Notar said that when he heard about the Sunday morning crash in which several of his students were killed, his initial thought was to close school on Monday - longer if needed.…Read more...

Local Education News

  • Loveland 'won' with Marschhausen tenure (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • The Loveland School District is beginning its process of replacing John Marschhausen, but instead of hard feelings, the hope is more of the same. It might have only lasted three years, but Marschhausen’s tenure built the foundation…Read more...

  • 4 Fairfield schools to tighten security (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • Visitors will no longer be able to enter four Fairfield schools without being buzzed in. It is the latest local school district to beef up security in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings…Read more...

  • Candidate out of race for Columbus school board; no primary (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Paperwork filed by a college intern for the county Republican Party led elections officials to boot a Democratic candidate from the Columbus school-board race yesterday, ending the need for a primary vote.…Read more...

  • Grove changing school administrative structure (Lima News)
  • Facing cuts in state funding and a long list of new state mandates, Columbus Grove schools will change its administrative structure to try to address both.…Read more...

    


  • TV’s Murphy joins school funding pleas in Columbus (New Philadelphia Times Reporter)
  • Local superintendents joined school representatives from the Appalachian region to speak against Gov. John Kasich’s two-year budget Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse.…Read more...

    


  • School subcontractor denies claims (The Findlay Courier)
  • The president of a subcontracting company on Tuesday disputed claims that it has refused to pay painters who worked on the new Glenwood Middle School.…Read more...

    


  • Rossford IDs school chief pick (Toledo Blade)
  • The Rossford Board of Education will vote next week on its next superintendent, but the board appears to have already made its decision. Daniel Creps, principal of Perrysburg’s Woodland Elementary…Read more...

  • Willoughby-Eastlake teacher resigns after prostitution sting (Willoughby News Herald)
  • The Willoughby-Eastlake School Board accepted the resignation of social studies teacher Ryan Tyna at its most recent board meeting. Tyna was placed on administrative leave Feb. 25 after police arrested him in a prostitution sting involving 11 others.…Read more...

  • Willoughby-Eastlake School Board OKs bond issue, other projects (Willoughby News Herald)
  • The Willoughby-Eastlake School Board covered a lot of ground at its most recent meeting, including approving a $130 million bond issue. The board will now take the issue to the Lake County Auditor's Office for certification…Read more...

  • Youngstown school board approves Hathorn's restructuring plan (Youngstown Vindicator)
  • City school board members gave their blessing to a restructuring plan that will close three buildings and reconfigure and re-purpose others. The board voted 5-1 Tuesday to approve Superintendent Connie Hathorn’s plan…Read more...