The Hechinger Report takes a look at one New York classroom where the integration of performing arts into Common Core-aligned lessons may help English-language learners to better understand the material.
A new statewide report finds the overwhelming number of Ohio teachers are doing a good job.
The Ohio Education Research Center, based at Ohio University, was commissioned by the Ohio Department of Education to go through evaluations of 86 thousand teachers.
The research center looked at tests scores and other factors from the first full school-year of state teacher evaluations – 2013-14.
It rated 90 percent of the teachers as either “skilled” or, the highest rating, “accomplished.”
The Youngstown City School District has been placed in state-issued academic distress since 2010. And with the recent resignations of two high-level administrators, the Youngstown Vindicator reports the city’s school board wants to schedule a meeting to talk about the district’s future with representatives from the Ohio Department of Education.
“We just want to know if there are any plans for our district that we’re unaware of,” board president Brenda Kimble said.
Osteopathic medical schools awarding D.O. degrees are seeing a huge enrollment increase compared to their M.D. counterparts, U.S. News and World Report reports.
The Cleveland Transformation Alliance wasn’t completely happy with the state’s rating system for schools, so as the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, the city’s school quality group created its own ranking measures.
Despite Norway’s higher education system being practically free, fewer than 15 percent of students from low-income families enroll in classes, compared to the nearly 60 percent of students with college educated parents who head to a university. The Hechinger Report looks at why the gap exists.
After a multi-million dollar fundraising push from alumnae, the New York Times reports Virginia’s Sweet Briar College will remain open for a minimum of one more year.
Magnet schools have been popular options in districts nationwide for more than four decades. But while new research in EdWeek reports creating a specialized school can make a district more diverse, schools now face more competition from newer options, including charters.
A new report finds the overwhelming majority of the state’s teachers are ranked as “accomplished” or “skilled”, according to the Columbus Dispatch, but there’s a big disparity between educators in the state’s urban districts and their suburban peers.
When it comes to one Northeast Ohio-based charter school sponsor, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the state and city officials each give the authorizer differentiating reviews. The Ohio Department of Education says the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation earns an “A”-level grade, but the Cleveland Transformation Alliance says on their scale, the sponsor comes in more at a “C”-level grade.