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.
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.
In a speech aiming to rebrand The University of Akron as “Ohio’s Polytechnic University,” university president Scott Scarborough may have ruffled a few of his colleagues’ feathers. During last week’s speech at The City Club of Cleveland, Scarborough wondered what kind of longevity other Northeast Ohio universities would have unless they potentially implemented some changes. Crain’s Cleveland reports presidents at a handful of other nearby universities called their outlooks of Northeast Ohio’s higher education future “much more optimistic”.
Students won’t be spending as much time on Common Core-aligned exams. EdWeek reports test creator PARCC will shave an hour and a half off of the current 10+ hours of testing. Eleven states, including Ohio, and Washington D.C. administer the PARCC assessments.
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Right from his very first term, Kasich made his views on school choice–including charter schools–very clear.
“More choice, more accountability, more dollars in the classroom instead of bureaucracy will improve our schools, and we are going to have a significant reform agenda,” he said in his State of the State address in 2011.
Since then, the number of publicly funded, privately run schools has grown from around 325 schools to more than 370 today.
Those schools received strong financial support under Kasich’s latest budget proposal.
Head Start, the federal program aimed at offering educational and social opportunities to low-income children, was established 50 years ago. PBS Newshour takes a look back at the group’s progress over the past five decades.
As the city awaits the verdict of the Michael Brelo trial, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Metropolitan School District told parents that while “contingency plans are in place,” students won’t face any consequences if parents feel like it’s safer for students to stay home after the decision is released.
While the exact number of college students choosing to leave athletics behind is hard to accurately calculate, Inside Higher Ed reports medical officials say more athletes are deciding to leave their sports in fear of the possible long-term effects of concussions.
Many states offer a lower price tag for college students enrolling at a public university in their home state–but as the New York Times reports, that break could be slowly fading away.