Education News for 09-25-2012

State Education News

  • No charges for former leader of Ohio schools (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Prosecutors won’t press criminal charges against former state schools Superintendent Stan Heffner…Read more...

  • SAT reading score hits 40-year low (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Reading scores on the SAT for the high-school class of 2012 reached a four-decade low, putting a punctuation mark on a gradual decline…Read more...

  • Booster clubs funds face state scrutiny (Dayton Daily News)
  • School booster and parent teacher organizations are about to come under increased scrutiny from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office…Read more...

  • Attendance records being examined at 6 schools (Dayton Daily News)
  • State auditors are examining student attendance records in six Miami Valley school districts as part of a statewide probe into possible data tampering…Read more...

  • Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams (Reuters)
  • With school in full swing across the United States, the littlest students are getting used to the blocks table and the dress-up corner…Read more...


  • What It Means to 'Believe in Teachers' (Education Week)
  • Last month, in his much-lauded speech to the Republican National Convention, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made "we believe in teachers"…Read more...

Local Education News

  • School board takes next step toward busing pact with city (Chillicothe Gazette)
  • The board approved an agreement with the Ohio Department of Development for a Local Government Innovation Fund grant that will pay for environmental site studies…Read more...

  • Dublin teachers forgo some pay hikes (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Dublin teachers and school administrators are giving up base-salary raises for next school year but will continue to receive step increases…Read more...

  • State report card ranking may drop (Findlay Courier)
  • Findlay City Schools will most likely lose its "excellent" rating and instead earn a lesser "effective" rating on the state-issued report card…Read more...

  • In Cincinnati, orchestrated academic support boosts students from cradle to career (NBC
  • Eight-month-old Calvin Boggs Jr., grinned when social worker Heidi Sullivan pulled a cardboard book emblazoned with the face of the character Thomas the Tank Engine out of her bag…Read more...

  • Mathews seeks levy to avoid projected deficit (Warren Tribune Chronicle)
  • Mathews Board of Education is asking voters for a new five-year, 4.65-mill levy district officials said is needed to help avoid a projected deficit…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