Ohio Board if Education meeting in July. Roslyn Painter-Goffi at left; Superintendent Richard Ross at right.
Members of the State Board of Education were upset at their meeting this month when they found out that some charter school sponsors may have been getting special treatment in their evaluations.
Some state legislators are calling for the resignation of Ohio’s School Superintendent Richard Ross.
The power to fire him lies in the hands of the school board. But as some board members found, that’s just about all the power they have.
Scott Scarborough says regional public universities in the Midwest are facing similar financial challenges due to declining state funding, fewer high school graduates, and more difficulty getting federal research funds.
Officials at the University of Akron sparked an outcry in June when they boosted course fees by $50 dollars an hour for upper level classes.
Today (Mon) the school has rescinded those fees. But they’re also handing out pink slips.
It’s all part of the school’s effort to balance its budget.
School officials say they’re not dropping the course fees because of charges that Akron was trying to get around a state-mandated tuition freeze.
The Columbus Dispatch reports teachers in the Reynoldsburg School District are leaving at a high rate. One in five educators won’t head back to the districts’ schools for the upcoming school year.
A multi-million grant from a national foundation will be used to create a new aviation research area at Ohio State’s airport, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.
The Columbus Dispatch reports almost a quarter of all of the state’s 231 rural districts administered last year’s PARCC tests strictly online, more than their urban, small town, and suburban counterparts.
Democratic State Rep. Teresa Fedor still wants State Superintendent Richard Ross to resign, the Toledo Blade reports.
Need school supplies? The first weekend of August may be a great time to stock up. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the state will offer a tax-free weekend on back-to-school supplies, including shoes and clothes, on Aug. 7 through 9.
After Gov. John Kasich’s presidential announcement yesterday, EdWeek takes a look at his educational track record, highlighting his stance on charter schools and the Common Core.
While a handful of lawmakers would like to see state superintendent Richard Ross removed from his position after recent public outcry surrounding the state’s charter school system, the Columbus Dispatch says the state board of education hasn’t made any moves to do so.
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Earlier this year, Gov. John Kasich asked a nine-member task force to figure out how to make higher education more affordable.
At the group’s meeting at Cleveland’s Cuyahoga Community College on Tuesday, education and private-sector leaders discussed how universities can streamline services to potentially save money.