In 2015, the nonprofit organization saw roughly 44,000 applicants, compared to more than 50,000 last year and the all-time high of more than 57,000 in 2013, the Huffington Post reports.
In a sharp contrast from the post-recession years, the New York Times reports many of the country’s school districts are experiencing a shortage of applicants for open teaching jobs. It’s strong in urban districts, the Times points out, noting that Charlotte had roughly 200 openings just a few weeks before the beginning of the school year.
Gov. John Kasich told the Columbus Dispatch the current makeup of the state school board–11 elected seats, plus eight spots appointed by the governor–is “partisan”.
Joining the ranks of several private schools in the area, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports students in the North Olmsted School District who participate in athletics, extracurricular activities, and driving to school will now face mandatory drug tests.
Potential name changes and job cuts have put The University of Akron in the spotlight over the past few weeks. Now, Inside Higher Ed is taking a look at the new “success coaches” the school has hired. IHE points out while it’s pretty common for higher education institutions to hire outside coaches, Akron’s approach is a little unusual because they’re using a startup company to provide the services.
Education wasn’t a major talking point during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, but as EdWeek points out, the Common Core State Standards were addressed in a question directed at Jeb Bush and also answered by a handful of the other candidates. Only Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich support the set of learning expectations for students in grades K-12.
NPR tackles the question of how much time teachers should spend mentioning big, potentially hot button political issues in the classroom with two authors who recently explored the issue in a new book.
Ohio Democrats aren’t waiting for the Republicans’ first primary debate to offer their opinion on the candidates that will gather tomorrow night in Cleveland.
One group is giving a thumbs down to Gov. John Kasich and his education policies.
Congressmen, state representatives, and union leaders from Ohio held a pre-debate teleconference to argue that the Republican party is leading Ohio and the rest of the country in the wrong direction.
The Princeton Review ranks both Ohio University and Miami University as two of the country’s top 20 party schools, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.
Seven members of the Ohio Board of Education have sent a letter to the state’s superintendent asking for an outside investigator to find out if he was involved in hiding poor charter school assessments.
Pressure has been building on the state’s education department since David Hansen resigned last month.
The school choice director left over allegations he tossed out low scores for some online and dropout-recovery charter schools.
A.J. Wagner, the state school board’s Dayton representative, said Superintendent Richard Ross had planned on appointing three people to review all the Ohio Department of Education’s contracts with charter schools.