After a school board vote last night, two of Canton City Schools’ high schools will merge this fall, our partners at WKSU report.
From potato salad to college tuition, people use crowdsourcing websites to fund many different ventures. Yesterday, a school in Ashtabula County received a lesson on how to use one leading platform as a way to raise money to buy classroom tools, the Star Beacon reports.
The reinvention of career tech education is gaining lots of attention here in Ohio and nationwide. As NPR’s Education Team reports, the Nashville Public School District suggests all students take a minimum of three CTE classes before graduating.
As often speculated, a student’s family situation can have a big impact on the child’s education. A new report says today’s teenagers who live with just one parent can have a bigger disadvantage than those in the same situation four decades ago, Inside Higher Ed reports.
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One of the larger themes of Governor Kasich’s State of the State address last night revolved around education.
Touching on the familiar topics of school funding, charter schools, and the state university system, Kasich mentioned budget cuts for some wealthier K-12 districts, along with wanting state universities to also go on a diet.
During the speech in Wilmington, he spoke directly to state legislators, asking Senate President Keith Faber to join his task force of college presidents charged with finding ways to cut spending.
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama announced a plan that would make community college free. But as the Hechinger Report points out, critics have zeroed in on a few of their biggest problems with the idea, including that the plan would potentially just help students and families who earn too much to receive for low-income Pell grants, along with questioning if the program will really create graduates prepared enough for the workforce.
In an almost deja vu repeat of last year’s surplus of snow days, frigid temperatures across the state have forced many schools to cancel classes this winter. But as the Cleveland Plain Dealer points out, thanks to a change in state rules regarding calamity days, many districts haven’t had to extend their school years quite yet.
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Tonight is Gov. John Kasich’s annual “State of the State” speech.
If last year’s event is any indication, his education agenda may make a significant appearance when he takes the stage in Wilmington, about an hour south of Columbus.
In 2014, Kasich spent nearly 20 minutes talking about plans for Ohio’s schools, focusing on ways to potentially prevent students from dropping out, along with reestablishing the state’s vocational education programming and creating a community mentoring initiative that recently came under scrutiny
As far as this evening’s speech goes, some potential talking points may come via the administration’s recently released $72 billion budget plans for 2016-17. Around 30 percent of that pool is earmarked for education.
According to a new analysis of a popular website listing students’ reviews of their college professors, male teachers are more likely to be categorized by their students as being smart or brilliant, while “organized,” “sweet,” and “shrill” were frequently used to describe female instructors, NPR’s Education Team reports.
Thanks to a handful of snow days, Ohio’s PARCC testing isn’t exactly off to a full start quite yet. But as EdWeek points out, this batch of tests are rolling out pretty early in the school year, leaving teachers here in the Buckeye State and across the country feeling stressed.