Education News for 12-04-2012

State Education News

  • Unpaid Lunch Charges Grow To $8,000 In Central Ohio School District (WBNS)
  • The Southwest Licking Local School District is facing a budget problem in its food department. Superintendent Robert Jennell says the district now has $8,000 in unpaid lunch charges from students and staff…Read more...

  • Riverside Schools gets SOAR award as 1 of Ohio's most improved districts (Willoughby News Herald)
  • Riverside School District has been recognized as one of the most improved districts in a statewide program geared at strengthening school and student performance…Read more...

Local Education News

  • Chillicothe school board plans levy to close gap (Chillicothe Gazette)
  • For the Chillicothe City School District to close a looming budget gap, the district and its taxpayers will have to share in the sacrifice…Read more...

  • Arlington schools consider options (Columbus Dispatch)
  • After the Upper Arlington schools’ first levy defeat in decades, district officials are trying to figure out how to plug a budget gap that they say is somewhere between $2 million and $4 million…Read more...

  • Licking Heights Begins School Week Without Busing (WBNS)
  • One of the first cuts following Licking Heights School District's failed levy started Monday morning. Students who typically used district buses to get to school were forced to find an alternative way…Read more...

Education News for 11-08-2012

State Education News

  • 55% of school levies pass (Columbus Dispatch)
  • As Gov. John Kasich’s administration finishes work on a new plan for funding public education, Ohio voters approved 55 percent of the 192 tax increases for schools on Tuesday’s ballot…Read more…

  • Test scores suffer when kids move (Columbus Dispatch)
  • The students aren’t staying put, Not in Columbus, a district that has long struggled with a student population that often.…Read more…

Local Education News

  • Cyberbullying and Sexting - Prevention and Education (New Carlisle News)
  • On Thursday, October 25th, 2012, Tecumseh Middle School, hosted the CyberBullying and Sexting Prevention and Education for all students and parents.…Read more…

  • Cleveland school board votes to restore full school day, along with cut programs, after levy wins (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland schoolchildren will have 50 minutes returned to their school day in January, after East Side voters overwhelmed West Side opposition to give the district more money Tuesday.…Read more…

  • Columbus school board discussing bus problem (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Spurred by complaints from parents, the Columbus Board of Education wants a plan to fix problems with the district’s bus operation.…Read more…

  • Upper Arlington Schools Did Not Plan For Levy Failure (WBNS)
  • Upper Arlington City Schools officials said that they did not plan for specific cuts should their levy fail at the ballot – which it did.…Read more…

  • Cleveland: Work begins after levy passes (WKYC)
  • CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Metropolitan School District took its first action Wednesday night, one day after voters passed a 15-mill property tax levy.…Read more…

Read Across America, partners with OSU

Read Across America, the national initiative by the National Education Association honoring Dr. Seuss' birthday and supporting youth literacy is coming to Central Ohio, in partnership with OSU.

The College of Education and Human Ecology Alumni Society is teaming up with the Arts and Sciences Alumni Society to support the South-Western City and Upper Arlington School Districts by participating in the Read Across America celebration.

The four day celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday will be held at the following:

  • March 1 and 2, 2012
    • Stiles Elementary School (SWC) 4700 Stiles Ave. Columbus, OH 43228
    • Barrington Elementary School (UA) 1780 Barrington Rd Upper Arlington, OH 43221
  • March 5 and 6, 2012
    • Prairie Norton Elementary School (SWC) 117 Norton Rd. Columbus, OH 43228
    • Wickliffe Progressive Community School (UA) 2405 Wickliffe Rd. Upper Arlington, OH 43221

We would very much enjoy having you come and read to a classroom on any day. You can read one book or two depending on your time. Most books take 15 to 20 minutes to read.

To register for Southwestern City Schools, please email Annie Gordon at with a preferred date and time. School starts at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 2:35 p.m.

To register for Upper Arlington Schools, please email Sean Thompson at with a preferred date and time. School starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m.