Turnover issues at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow–the Ohio charter school commonly referred to as ECOT—are big. As the Columbus Dispatch reports, last year the school had an average enrollment of more than 14,000 students, but 23,000 students enrolled at some point during the year. Many students enrolled for just a few weeks or months, the Dispatch points out.
Dr. Rosemarie Truglio has been contributing to the development of Sesame Street for eighteen years.
In her current role as Vice President of Education and Research at Sesame Workshop, she helps oversee the development of the show’s curriculum each season.
Recently, she stopped by ideastream’s studios and chatted with the StateImpact team about the current season.
NPR’s education team takes a look at how to teach a new generation of students about the Holocaust, including the non-profit Centropa that’s using first-person photos and stories from the era to help today’s children feel more connected.
“Centropa is far more about how Jews lived than about how they perished,” the group’s director and founder Edward Serotta explained. “If you want a student to learn more and to feel more about the subject, give them an entire life, give them a whole life for them to know about.”
After a school board vote last night, two of Canton City Schools’ high schools will merge this fall, our partners at WKSU report.
From potato salad to college tuition, people use crowdsourcing websites to fund many different ventures. Yesterday, a school in Ashtabula County received a lesson on how to use one leading platform as a way to raise money to buy classroom tools, the Star Beacon reports.
The reinvention of career tech education is gaining lots of attention here in Ohio and nationwide. As NPR’s Education Team reports, the Nashville Public School District suggests all students take a minimum of three CTE classes before graduating.
As often speculated, a student’s family situation can have a big impact on the child’s education. A new report says today’s teenagers who live with just one parent can have a bigger disadvantage than those in the same situation four decades ago, Inside Higher Ed reports.
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One of the larger themes of Governor Kasich’s State of the State address last night revolved around education.
Touching on the familiar topics of school funding, charter schools, and the state university system, Kasich mentioned budget cuts for some wealthier K-12 districts, along with wanting state universities to also go on a diet.
During the speech in Wilmington, he spoke directly to state legislators, asking Senate President Keith Faber to join his task force of college presidents charged with finding ways to cut spending.
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama announced a plan that would make community college free. But as the Hechinger Report points out, critics have zeroed in on a few of their biggest problems with the idea, including that the plan would potentially just help students and families who earn too much to receive for low-income Pell grants, along with questioning if the program will really create graduates prepared enough for the workforce.
In an almost deja vu repeat of last year’s surplus of snow days, frigid temperatures across the state have forced many schools to cancel classes this winter. But as the Cleveland Plain Dealer points out, thanks to a change in state rules regarding calamity days, many districts haven’t had to extend their school years quite yet.