New research published in the Washington Post points to the quality of time parents spend with children is more important than the quantity of time.
Ohio State president Michael Drake has been holding the university’s top spot for nearly a year, but as the Columbus Dispatch points out, a growing worry on campus is that Drake may not have as big of a public profile as some would like.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, city teachers aren’t too pleased with the district’s administration. At a meeting Thursday evening, members of the Cleveland Teachers Union voiced their complaints about district-wide budget and staff cuts, along with a new pay scale.
NPR’s education team recently spoke to Dr. Gregory Myer, Director of Research at the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, about why schools should take an in-depth look at both the amount of time students spend in physical education classes and the type of exercise activities that are making up students’ days.
The Toledo Blade reports more than 100 teachers protested standardized testing outside of the district’s headquarters. The teachers would like Toledo Public Schools to pull out of the PARCC standardized exams, but as the Blade points out, making that move could have some big consequences for the district.
There’s been no announcement from Gov. John Kasich’s camp on if he’ll run for president. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, if Kasich decides to launch a campaign, he’ll probably still be vocal about his support of the Common Core educational standards.
“Sometimes things get to be political and they get to be runaway Internet issues,” Kaisch said in the WSJ piece. “We don’t want the federal government driving K-12 education, and in my state–the state of Ohio–that is simply not the case.”
“What training and development resources are you providing to teachers so they can use the devices effectively?” “Walk me through what my kid’s day will look like.” “What will coding classes do in terms of critical thinking skills that, say, a cooking class wouldn’t?” These are just a few of the questions NPR’s Education Team points out parents should be asking when it comes to demystifying blended learning curriculum.
Some Ohio State University faculty members are speaking out against a potential update to the school’s intellectual property regulations. The Columbus Dispatch reports professors are nervous the change could allow the university to tap into profits from books and other material they may create while on campus.
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When it comes to state legislation, Ohio’s charter schools are just about average, according to a new national report card.
The Center for Education Reform–which, as the Columbus Dispatch points out, is a group advocating for opening publicly funded and privately run charters–awarded Ohio a “C” grade based on a handful of grading points, including current charter laws and state funding formulas.
Up one spot from last year’s score, the Buckeye State ranked 14th out of the 42 states and Washington, D.C. that currently have some type of charter laws on the books.
This spring, students in Ohio and across the state are taking new batches of standardized tests aligned to the Common Core education standards. As the Hechinger Report points out, the tests have cost roughly $360 million, and have brought along lots of controversy during the past four years of development.