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CSU President’s Pricey Charter Flight Criticized


philoye / flickr Some are criticizing a pricey charter flight Cleveland State University’s president took last year to meet with Governor Kasich in Columbus. But the university is defending the expense.

Creation Of Sales Tax Holiday For School Supplies Moves Ahead


Bloomington Salvation Army/ Flickr Legislation is moving along that would create a sales tax holiday for school supplies next year. This week, the Ohio senate approved legislation that would set aside the first weekend of August 2015 for families doing back-to-school shopping to take advantage of a sales tax exemption. It covers school supplies and [...]

Ohio Superintendents to White House for ConnectEd

Two Ohio school superintendents were among 100 others from around the country who visited the White House Wednesday. They were invited by President Obama for their efforts to introduce technology in the classroom. The president asked them to spread the word of online learning. Mentor school superintendent Matt Miller and Reynoldsburg superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning joined [...]

Measure Opening Door to Teacher Merit Pay Passes Ohio House Committee


Brian Bull / ideastream The state is one step closer towards repealing the law that mandates a minimum salary schedule for teachers — opening the door to a merit-based pay system. State law spells out the minimum a teacher should get paid and then creates a salary schedule throughout that teacher’s career. A bill passed [...]

New Report Praises Ohio For Promoting College and Career Readiness

Student with books

A new report gives Ohio high marks in pursuing policies to better prepare public school students for college and the work force. It comes from the Education Commission of the States, which is made up of educators and officials of each state.  It’s the same group that developed the Common Core learning standards. Titled Blueprint [...]

HUD Secretary Says Cleveland Preschools “Get It.”

Kids at outdoor play at Bingham Early Learning Center in Cleveland.

urycki Kids at outdoor play at Bingham Early Learning Center in Cleveland. In his last two State of the Union speeches President Obama called on Congress to fund high quality pre-school for every 4 year-old.   Congress has mostly ignored his request but two administration officials went looking for a city that does offer good pre-school [...]

Federal Administration Plans to Launch College Ratings System


charamelody / flickr Next fall, incoming college freshmen will have a new way to measure their schools. That’s when the federal government plans to release its first ratings report for U.S. colleges and universities. And while the details are still murky, just the idea of the report is making some institutions of higher learning a [...]

Local Foundations Can Make A Difference In Reinventing Schools

John Hay High School is home to the School of Science and Medicine, Early College High School and School of Architecture and Design.

Locally-focused philanthropic foundations can take a more significant role in turning around poor performing urban schools – that’s the message offered up by two organizations that set out to do just that in Cleveland. During the annual Community Foundations Conference held this week in downtown Cleveland, representatives of the Cleveland and Gund Foundations described their [...]

Cleveland Schools Will Ask Voters For Additional Construction Funds

Cleveland Schools CEO Eric Gordon

This November 4th voters in Cleveland will decide whether to keep money flowing to replace or upgrade school buildings. Issue 4 on the Cleveland ballot asks voters to approve selling bonds to extend a school construction run that began in 2001. Back then, a roof collapse at East High School set in motion a levy [...]

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