A Colorado teacher proposed a relatively simple request to her students, prompting them to reveal something they’d like their teacher to know. As ABC News reports, she called some of the responses “heartbreaking,” including one that read “I wish my teacher knew I don’t have pencils at home to do my homework.”
It’s one of the most recognizable collegiate mascots, especially here in Ohio: Brutus the Buckeye. The Columbus Dispatch spoke with a few former students who portrayed the mascot, along with the lessons they learned.
Following a seven year stint as the CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District and a similar position in Detroit, Barbara Byrd-Bennett became CEO of Chicago Public Schools in 2012. Now, federal investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding a $20.5 million contract given to a business that she used to work for, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Since its inception in 1990, Teach For America has placed more than 33,000 educators in low-income districts across the country. But now, as PBS Newshour reports, the program is struggling to recruit new candidates.
At the annual State of the Schools address last fall, Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon called 2013-14 the “year of disruption that yielded tangible results.”
The majority of that speech centered around the progress of the district’s plan to transform the city’s schools, also known as the Cleveland Plan.
We checked in with Gordon earlier this week for a conversation that included a refresher on the cornerstones of the plan, the district’s relationships with charter schools, and what type of work still needs to be done.
From an Oklahoma fraternity’s racist chant to party damages at a Michigan hotel, the recent actions of Greek Life members have earned some national limelight. Often, members will reiterate that it’s just a small chunk of its group causing problems, but Inside Higher Ed looks at “how many apples it takes to spoil the barrel.”
The House GOPs added an extra 200 pages of amendments to Gov. John Kasich’s budget, and as the Columbus Dispatch reports, a chunk of those additions pertained to the proposed school funding formula.
Well, it’s official: Hillary Clinton is running for president. EdWeek takes a look at the Democratic candidate’s education record, along with what education platforms she may possibly include in her campaign.
Prices may be going up at Ohio State. At a board of trustees meeting earlier this week, the Columbus Dispatch reports campus leaders brought up potentially raising a plethora of fees along with tuition, including room and board and technology fees, but the school will have to wait until state lawmakers decide on a finalized figure on in-state tuition caps.
The University of Toledo and two area community colleges–Terra State and Northwest State–are coming together to find ways to save money and become more efficient, the Toledo Blade reports.