Education News for 03-08-2013

State Education News

  • Charter schools decry proposed cuts in state funding (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Charter-school supporters like to tout that the privately operated, tax-funded schools do more to improve student achievement with less money than traditional public schools…Read more...

Local Education News

  • Rotary Club, UA unite to promote child literacy in Akron schools (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • Kolaiah White looks comfortable in front of 75 fidgeting third-graders…Read more...

  • Medina school superintendent to give back bonus amid community protest (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • Medina’s school superintendent agreed Thursday to give back a bonus and potential merit raises in his new contract…Read more...

  • Tax ruling may cost county, schools millions (Hamilton Journal-News)
  • A ruling granting a West Chester Twp. hospital a tax exemption for charitable purposes may mean the loss of millions to Butler County and the Lakota Local School District…Read more...

  • Clear Fork student drug test policy updated (Mansfield News Journal)
  • The Clear Fork Board of Education will consider changes to a proposed plan to drug test student-athletes and drivers…Read more...

  • Armed resource officer hired for Sandy Valley schools (New Philadelphia Times-Reporter)
  • As superintendent of Sandy Valley Local School District, David Janofa believes his district is among the safest in the Tuscarawas Valley…Read more...

Education News for 02-26-2013

State Education News

  • Head Start could see cuts (Canton Repository)
  • If a budget compromise among lawmakers in Washington D.C. remains elusive, spending cuts totaling $85 billion will begin Friday…Read more...

  • Attendance 'scrubbing' study continues (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • The Ohio Department of Education has officially opened its investigation into the nine school districts, including Cincinnati and Winton Woods, cited this month by the Ohio auditor for evidence of “scrubbing…Read more...

  • High-school dropouts costly, report says (Columbus Dispatch)
  • High-school dropouts are costing about $1.8 billion in lost tax revenue every year, education advocates said in a report released yesterday…Read more...

  • Panel selects 4 state superintendent finalists (Columbus Dispatch)
  • A State Board of Education subcommittee yesterday named four finalists for state school superintendent…Read more...

  • Bills seek to remove stigma from workforce development centers (Hamilton Journal-News)
  • Workforce One Butler County provided job assistance to nearly 20,600 last year and could probably have helped thousands more, officials said. But the Fairfield agency’s services…Read more...

Local Education News

  • Chillicothe board approves $640,000 in cuts, closure of sixth-grade building (Chillicothe Gazette)
  • Chillicothe’s current crop of fifth-graders will be staying put this fall. The Board of Education on Monday approved more than $640,000 in budget reductions that include the closure of the Western…Read more...

  • Clear Fork schools ponder drug test policy (Mansfield News Journal)
  • The Clear Fork Board of Education plans to consider drug testing of student-athletes and drivers at its next meeting…Read more...

  • Licking Valley High School teen creates anti-bullying blog (Newark Advocate)
  • Haley Smith knows what it feels like to be bullied. When she was in elementary school, kids used to tease her about her red hair and freckles and even stole her glasse…Read more...

  • Some districts on ballot show spending hikes (Springfield News-Sun)
  • Eighteen area school districts have levies on the ballot May 7, and all of them have made budget cuts of some type in the past few years…Read more...

  • Latest round of negotiations ends with no settlement as Strongsville teachers prepare for strike (Sun Newspapers)
  • With a potential teacher strike less than a week away, a four-and-a-half -our negotiation session between the Strongsville teachers union and the school district…Read more...

  • Sylvania council votes to terminate director of food service (Toledo Blade)
  • The Sylvania City Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to terminate the district's director of food service for allegedly misreporting the number of free or reduced meals…Read more...

  • Austintown teachers reach tentative deal with board (Warren Tribune Chronicle)
  • A tentative deal was reached late Monday between a teachers union and the Austintown school administration…Read more...


  • Adequacy gap (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • When John Kasich met with superintendents the day he unveiled his new funding plan for public schools, he hardly could have been more emphatic. He declared: “If you’re poor, you’re going to get more. If you are richer, you’re going to get less…Read more...

  • Youngstown schools cannot afford to lose superintendent (Youngstown Vindicator)
  • When the restructuring plan for the Youngstown City School District is unveiled to the public March 6, the community will realize how important it is to have the right person in charge to ensure a successful transformation…Read more...

Education News for 09-18-2012

State Education News

  • State to review deal in audit (Columbus Dispatch)
  • School officials changed their minds about hiring state auditors to examine an exotic financial deal in the New Albany-Plain district…Read more

  • Area high school students in college classes has doubled in past five years (Hamilton Journal-News)
  • Students who take college courses while in high school are expected to increase dramatically in the next decade, education experts say…Read more

  • State to talk about money at Mathews (Warren Tribune Chronicle)
  • Ohio Department of Education representatives are scheduled to visit Mathews Schools officials on Wednesday to discuss the district's finances…Read more

Local Education News

  • North Fork fills vacant position after tight vote (Newark Advocate)
  • The North Fork Board of Education approved a Columbus administrator as its new activities director and assistant principal…Read more

  • Driving the point home (Warren Tribune Chronicle)
  • It's one thing for an adult, including a law enforcement officer, to talk to teens about the importance of safe driving…Read more

  • Former Northland High School Athletic Director Admits To Stealing Thousands (WBNS)
  • The former athletic director at Northland High School pleaded guilty to theft in office. Ramani Hunter was sentenced to a six-month suspended sentence if she follows all the rules during a year of court…Read more

  • Columbus Schools Face Lawsuit Over Planned Renovation Project (WBNS)
  • Columbus City Schools is facing a $41 million lawsuit over its renovation project at Indianola Middle School…Read more

  • Board member calls for sup’t to resign (Youngstown Vindicator)
  • An emotionally charged email from school-board member Harold Porter calls for the resignation of Superintendent Vince Colaluca. Porter, who was elected to the board in November 2011, sent the email to Colaluca and other school-board members…Read more