Eye on Education

Week Ahead: School Report Cards, Seclusion and Restraint Policy and More

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Director Daniel Barnz and actress Viola Davis attend a New York City screening of "Won't Back Down" in August.


Monday, Tuesday: The state Board of Education meets. On the agenda: An update on the status of school report cards, discussion of a new policy on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, decisions about the third grade reading guarantee, the Department of Education’s state budget proposal, and discussion on hiring a new state superintendent. (Plus a school aide who could lose her license for losing one of her fifteen (15) children at Walmart, and an online school teacher under scrutiny for hiring a former student to do her work.)

Thursday: StudentsFirst holds a Columbus screening of Won’t Back Down, a movie about parent trigger laws.The laws allow parents petition to overhaul chronically underperforming schools. Last year’s state budget established a pilot parent trigger law for the Columbus School district.

Thursday: The Board of Regents holds a “Regents Recognition” ceremony at the University of Akron, and talks about commercialization and college completion.

Saturday: The Cleveland Teachers Union rallies and canvasses for President Barack Obama and Sen. Sherrod Brown. Featuring special guest American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.


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