The Governing Board of Ohio’s Straight A Fund has selected 34 out of more than 200 finalists to receive competitive funding ranging from a couple of hundred thousand dollars to nearly $15 million.
Originally, about 340 schools, school districts and multi-entity partnerships applied for $150 million in the second and final round of Straight A Fund grants aimed at bringing “bold, new approaches to equip… students for a more demanding workplace.”
Proenza is the longest continually serving president at a public university in Ohio. Under a deal reached with the Board of Trustees today, the 68-year-old will get an 18 percent raise in January, bringing his base salary to $500,000. That will continue through a one-year sabbatical beginning next June.
Forest Park Middle School teacher Maria Plecnik said for her own sanity, she plans to leave the teaching profession.
Maria Plecnik is the kind of teacher who gets chills in a 90-degree classroom when she connects with students during the first week of school. She’s the kind who brags about seeing their test scores go up or turning a kid who was always trouble into an “A” student.
In her seven years at Euclid’s Forest Park Middle School, her principal always told her she was doing a good job.
Carla Hale and her lawyer, Tom Tootle, announcing that her union will not support her request to get her job back.
Lucia McQuaide, the superintendent of schools for the Catholic Archdiocese of Columbus, will not reinstate Carla Hale.
Hale was recently fired from Bishop Watterson High School for disclosing a relationship with a female partner in her mother’s obituary.
Hale says she was discriminated against for being gay. Her diocese says she was fired for being in a “quasi-spousal relationship” outside of marriage, which they say violates a lifestyle contract signed by all teachers in the district. Continue Reading →
“The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they’re holy hell on the rest of the week,” Gee said to laughter at the Dec. 5 meeting attended by Athletic Director Gene Smith, several other athletic department members, professors and students.
“You just can’t trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that,” said Gee, a Mormon.
It’s now easier for teachers coming from out-of-state to come work in Ohio – as long as they’ve been teaching for the last five years consecutively and are not coming from Alaska, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wyoming.
At its meeting this month, the State Board of Education voted on a policy that streamlines the teacher licensure process for most out-of-state teachers. Continue Reading →
Cleveland Teachers Union President David Quolke, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, and Cleveland Schools CEO Eric Gordon joined forces to pass the Cleveland Plan to Transform Schools. Much of the current tentative contract stems from the Cleveland Plan.
Last night the Cleveland school board unanimously agreed to what city and union officials are hailing as a groundbreaking teacher contract for Ohio. Union members will vote later this month.
The contract spells out a new basis for teacher pay hikes. Raises merely for lasting another year in the job are out; so are automatic bumps for an extra degree. Instead, “pay for performance” is in.
Today Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced that ten people and thirteen companies are being indicted as a result of the audit’s findings.
Charges include corruption, theft and money laundering.
The special audit found that payments were made on behalf of the school to thirteen shell companies, all of which were either owned by or affiliated with school officials and board members. Continue Reading →