Tag Archive: Education

May 20

Greene County TEA Party Hosting Special Meeting on Education Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Public Education Issues- Be Informed!

The Federal and State direction to local school systems is continually changing. Join us on Tuesday, 23 May, as the Greene County TEA Party (GCTP) hosts the Beavercreek School Superintendent, Mr. Paul Otten,

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May 14

President Trump Inspires Graduates at Liberty University

Trump at Liberty UniversityPresident Donald Trump gave his first commencement speech at Liberty University on Saturday, encouraging “dreamers” to ignore critics, take risks, never quit, and remember that “in America we don’t worship government, we worship God.”
“America has always been a …

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May 01

Hillsdale College Offers Free Course: “The Presidency and the Constitution”

Hillsdale College LogoHillsdale College is offering a great, free, online course, “The Presidency and the Constitution”. See the message below from Hillsdale College president Larry Arnn:

 

Dear Fellow American,

Donald Trump’s election gave voice to the growing conviction of …

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Dec 14

Five developments in Ohio education

As 2016 draws to a close, the Thomas Fordham Institute decided to share five interesting developments in Ohio education policy to wrap up the year. The piece, written by Ohio Research Director Aaron Churchill, includes ESSA accountability, more data accessibility, …

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Dec 01

Judge: Accused students have right to cross-examination

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DUE PROCESS WIN: A judge ruled that accused students deserve to cross-examine their accusers

An Ohio judge has ruled that a student accused of campus sexual assault potentially had his …

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Nov 28

Online school loses appeal on attendance

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio’s largest online charter school, has lost an appeal against a ruling on how attendance is measured. The ruling allowed the state to use the amount of time a student is logged in to calculate …

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Nov 10

School board, teachers union outline ways to end Louisville teachers strike

The Louisville Education Association and Louisville Board of Education issued letters outlining what needs to happen for a teachers strike in the Ohio city to end.

The LEA asked for the district to bring in a mediator to help settle …

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Nov 07

Ohio set to back away from new graduation rules before implementation

They haven’t been implemented yet, but it already seems that Ohio is planning to lower its new graduation requirements amid concern too many students won’t be able to meet them. “It’s important to get this right, and not graduating in …

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Oct 19

Ohio to spend $500,000 in online education battle

Ohio education officials have had a $500,000 expenditure approved for their legal fight against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. Ohio’s Department of Education claims ECOT has been inflating attendance numbers, while ECOT says the state is using requirements that are …

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Sep 14

Ohio, online schools battle over documenting attendance

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow finds itself at the center of a dispute regarding online charter school attendance, but the Columbus Dispatch reports the group’s situation is hardly unique.

ECOT stands to lose at least $80 million in funding if …

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Jul 13

Study: Ohio vouchers study shows need for more study

Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarhip Program has provided vouchers to nearly 20,000 students in Ohio who would otherwise attend low-performing schools. A new study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute examined the program to determine how it is working by analyzing data

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May 16

Ohio’s adult diploma program

The Ohio Department of Education is now offering a program for adults aged 22 or older to earn their high school diploma rather than a GED. Eighty students have completed the program, which also includes an industry certification, and another …

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May 06

Construction course creates options for Ohio students

Toledo Public Schools are looking to prepare their students for post-secondary life, whether that means college or career. Tom Dimitrew, the system’s director of agriculture, construction, and engineering technologies,  is working to create a construction program demonstrating that trade jobs …

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Apr 13

Robotics competition spans school-choice options

A team of Dayton, Ohio, students has qualified for a robotics world championship after designing, building, and operating a robot. The team spans educational options in the Dayton area, with two students from a charter school, one each from two …

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Apr 04

Ohio STEM school sees record number of applications

The Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield has seen incredible success its first three years, leading to high demand. The school has received 188 applications for next year, including 165 for freshman seats, of which there are only 100 available, …

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Mar 30

Charter schools are closing the achievement gap

The achievement gap between students of different economic backgrounds has long been an issue the educational sector has tried to address through legislation and other reforms. School choice has allowed for significant progress to be made in closing the achievement …

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Mar 24

Career tech training expanding in Ohio

Some school districts in Ohio are expanding vocational and technical training into middle school grades, an expansion that is growing in part thanks to a measure enacted a couple years ago.

“That legislation is going to be historical because it …

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Mar 21

Cleveland charter votes to unionize

I Can Charter School in Cleveland, Ohio, has become the first in the city to unionize teachers and staff after a vote of 18-4. Unlike traditional public schools, it is extremely rare for charter schools to unionize.

“I Can Schools …

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Feb 17

STEM high school in Cleveland gets national recognition

The MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland has been awarded an Excellence in Innovation in Secondary Schools award by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Cleveland.com reports. The school is operated as a partnership among the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland …

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Feb 10

A new take on cross-district choice

The school district for which a house is zoned can be a major selling point. One way in which school choice has historically been exercised is through a decision to move to another school district. More recently, some states have …

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Feb 03

Toledo works to reduce dropout rates

In the class of 2014 in Toledo, Ohio, only 63.9 percent of students gradated within four years. Toledo Public Schools is working on dropout prevention program to boost graduation rates, a program that the Toledo Blade called “exhaustive, time-consuming, and …

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Jul 05

State Rep Jim Butler to Speak on Education Reform and Medicaid in Kettering on July 13

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State Representative Jim Butler will be the speaker for the July meeting of South Montgomery County Liberty Group (SMCLG). Rep Butler will discuss his ideas on legislation to reform education and Medicaid in Ohio. The meeting will be held …

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Jun 10

Help Youth Become the Patriots That America Needs

Young people are America’s future! Come on Saturday, June 13, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM to learn how to inspire the young people in your life to a new level of patriotism and show the need for limited, Constitutional …

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