Students at E Prep and Village Prep Academy in Cleveland.
The state legislature this spring has been updating rules for how charter schools operate in Ohio.
It’s the latest in the evolution of charters here.
The legislature has been tweaking the rules and regulations on charters every year or two since they began here in 1997.
The first proposal for charter schools goes back 40 years when a University of Massachusetts professor suggested it. Continue Reading
A new study finds that roughly 73 percent of adjunct professors are struggling to find a desired full-time job, but as Inside Higher Ed reports, it’s not just more hours–adjuncts also are yearning for more respect from their full-time faculty.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that researchers at the Delaware school didn’t thoroughly investigate if animals used in testing were received adequate treatment, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
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Collectively, more than 90 school districts asked voters for help with more than 100 school tax issues statewide during Tuesday’s election.
Most of the levies were renewals. According to unofficial results collected by StateImpact Ohio, roughly 90 percent of those requests passed, along with more than half of new money requests.
That’s a slight increase from the past few elections, where districts have struggled to receive voter support when it comes to asking for the approval of additional levies.
Fueled by lots of online speculation, the Akron Beacon Journal reports University of Akron’s Scott Scarborough says the university is “not proposing a name change,” but is considering ways to create more “distinction” for the university.
The Washington Post reports the president of Howard University recently sent out an email to thousands of alumni, asking them to consider picking up the tab of current students currently on the the brink of not graduating due to outstanding fines.
Sure, some teachers may be grading students’ responses to the new PARCC exams, but as the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, the group of graders aren’t strictly comprised of educators. Scorers are required to have a bachelor’s degree, but not a teaching license.
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At El Puente Tutoring Center in the Twin Towers district in Dayton, students are preparing balloons for an experiment.
Their instructor, Edgardo Santiago, is a chemical engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He says the experiment was inspired by a recent post he saw on Facebook that claimed gas from mixing vinegar and baking soda could be used to float birthday balloons.
“A lot of my friends were, ‘Oh yeah, this is such a great idea. I’m going to try it,’ and I’m like, I’m gonna educate you guys,” he said.
Thanks to a change in Ohio’s educator pension programs, the Columbus Dispatch reports the State Teachers Retirement System is predicting a slight increase in the number of teachers headed for retirement. More than 200 teachers from Columbus City Schools will retire this year, the highest the rate has been in the past five years.
Diversity’s been a long-standing issue in Silicon Valley, and as NBC News reports, Google’s trying to change that by embedding engineers as professors at several HBCUs across the country.