The Columbus Dispatch explores the possibility of Columbus City Schools putting a tax levy on an upcoming ballot.
Earlier this year, Gov. John Kasich created a group to examine the price of the state’s higher education system, but as the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports, five appointments still remain open.
Cleveland Metropolitan School District faces challenges that are similar to many of its urban counterparts—many of its students are poor or come from challenging backgrounds. But researchers from Cleveland State and Cuyahoga Community College have found that when the district’s test scores are modified to reflect the demographic circumstances, CMSD is exceeding predicted benchmarks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Ed Week reports the “excellence gap” still exists between white and minority students, and is especially evident at high-profile, selective high schools.
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First Lady Michelle Obama spent Memorial Day in Northeast Ohio.
She spoke at the graduation ceremony for the Oberlin College class of 2015.
This was the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King addressing the Oberlin class of 1965 with his ‘remain awake’ speech.
America’s first African-American First Lady challenged this year’s graduates to reflect on a half century of change, and commit to bringing more.
Not that many years ago only private colleges built endowment funds.
Now, with the higher costs of education and the shrinking support from state governments, even public universities need to ask for donations.
One of the latest is Cleveland State University, which officially kicked off its $100 million campaign this month.
If you’d like to endow a department chair at Cleveland State, it’ll cost you one million dollars.
The majority—roughly 70 percent—of schools across the country now have some type of school shooting drill in place, Vox reports, but the precautions may be unintentionally traumatizing students.
While some economically challenged public districts may offer some screening services and supplemental programs for gifted students, EdWeek reports those efforts may not be strong enough to close the achievement gap.
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A consortium of state education leaders have voted to make a big change to the standardized test known as the PARCC.
Thanks to a 4-3 state supreme court decision, the Columbus Dispatch reports campus police departments will now be required to make their records public.