Since announcing plans for a federal college ratings system last year, the potential tool has taken several forms. Inside Higher Ed reports the latest evolution includes moving away from the idea of a traditional rankings system and instead focusing on strictly giving parents and students more information.
New legislation passed in both the House and the Senate yesterday calls for transforming the way Ohio handles continually underperforming schools.
The reform is directly aimed at turning around failing schools in Youngstown.
But some school leaders fear a state takeover will wipe away local control.
Under the new plan, once a district receives three failing grades in a row on state-issued report cards, the state will step in and create a five-member commission to oversee the schools.
The group would then appoint over a Chief Executive Officer who would have the power to control class sizes, decide curriculum, and hire or fire staff, as well as other administrative responsibilities.
According to a new report published in Inside Higher Ed, roughly 60 percent of universities have some type of severance package in place for school presidents who involuntary step away from their positions.
They want to change the state building codes to allow schools to install barricades on classroom doors.
School shootings have become common enough that they’ve spawned a cottage industry that makes classroom barricades.
The Hechinger Report takes a look at one New York classroom where the integration of performing arts into Common Core-aligned lessons may help English-language learners to better understand the material.
A new statewide report finds the overwhelming number of Ohio teachers are doing a good job.
The Ohio Education Research Center, based at Ohio University, was commissioned by the Ohio Department of Education to go through evaluations of 86 thousand teachers.
The research center looked at tests scores and other factors from the first full school-year of state teacher evaluations – 2013-14.
It rated 90 percent of the teachers as either “skilled” or, the highest rating, “accomplished.”
The Youngstown City School District has been placed in state-issued academic distress since 2010. And with the recent resignations of two high-level administrators, the Youngstown Vindicator reports the city’s school board wants to schedule a meeting to talk about the district’s future with representatives from the Ohio Department of Education.
“We just want to know if there are any plans for our district that we’re unaware of,” board president Brenda Kimble said.
Osteopathic medical schools awarding D.O. degrees are seeing a huge enrollment increase compared to their M.D. counterparts, U.S. News and World Report reports.
The Cleveland Transformation Alliance wasn’t completely happy with the state’s rating system for schools, so as the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, the city’s school quality group created its own ranking measures.
Despite Norway’s higher education system being practically free, fewer than 15 percent of students from low-income families enroll in classes, compared to the nearly 60 percent of students with college educated parents who head to a university. The Hechinger Report looks at why the gap exists.