Education News for 02-15-2013

Local Education News

  • James tackles Akron, state issues in ‘State of the Schools’ speech (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James gave his fifth annual “State of the Schools” address Thursday, detailing challenges stemming…Read more...

  • Normal school security routine returns Monday (Chillicothe Gazette)
  • The atmosphere at Chillicothe Middle and High School is expected to regain a sense of normalcy on Monday after a week of boosted police presence at the campus…Read more...

  • Findlay evaluations will look for gifted students (Findlay Courier)
  • Findlay City Schools Gifted Services is arranging evaluations of students in kindergarten through 12th grade to determine if they are gifted in the visual and performing arts areas of dance, drama, music and visual arts…Read more...

  • New internal assessments elicit cautious optimism for Toledo Public Schools (Toledo Blade)
  • As Toledo Public Schools found itself mired in public turmoil in recent months, with a search for a new superintendent, a state investigation that criticized attendance…Read more...

  • McDonald officials reject arming teachers (Youngstown Vindicator)
  • McDonald schools have hired local off-duty police officers who will rotate for an eight-hour shift daily to provide additional security at the schools…Read more...


  • Question of adequacy (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • For more than 20 years two concepts have dominated the school-funding debate in Ohio: adequacy and equity. Equity points to a distribution issue…Read more...

Events Reminder

A quick reminder of an important event TODAY that we're involved with and hope to see many of our readers at.

Rally for Good Jobs and Strong Communities
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 staring at 5:00pm
On May 5th, the House will be voting for Governor Kasich's budget. Come show your support for Good Jobs and Strong Communities in Ohio.
WHERE: Ohio Statehouse, Columbus

20 years after DeRolph case school funding in Ohio isn't fixed

Nate DeRolph knows a lot about how Ohio finances public education. Twenty years ago, a lawsuit bearing his name was filed in Perry County challenging the state's school funding system.

The case was filed by the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding on behalf of children who were being educated in schools similar to DeRolph's.

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