The Columbus Dispatch reports the “5 of 8″ school staffing rule cleared a legislative review committee yesterday, and now may be voted on at the next Ohio Board of Education meeting later this spring.
Mark Urycki / StateImpact Ohio
The days of making ashtrays for high school shop class are over.
And the classes now offered go well beyond the old vocational education models.
At the 10th Annual High School Masonry Competition held at Buchtel High School in Akron, 40 kids from around Ohio and a few from Pennsylvania competed in a bricklaying contest for thousands of dollars’ worth of tools and prizes.
With new offerings seemingly popping up every day, the world of education applications is a pretty wide one. But as The New York Times reports, it can be a double edged sword for district administrators who have to keep tabs on how student data may be being used.
The Toledo Blade reports the university’s 17th president will be Sharon Gaber. Gaber, a provost from The University of Arkansas with a background in urban planning, will be the school’s first female leader.
The University of Akron president Scott Scarborough said a name change could be in store for the school, telling the Northeast Ohio Media Group a new name could “reflect its unique strengths in polytechnical and professional fields, along with career-focused applied learning,” adding that the suggestion is one of many that came out of recent brainstorming session.
Last year, Indiana became one of a handful of states to drop both the Common Core and a standardized test aligned to the standards. After that, the state had to quickly develop its own test, and as StateImpact Indiana reports for NPR’s education blog, the process has been a little rocky.
Ohio public schools are in their third week of issuing standardized tests for students in fourth through sixth grades, eighth grade, and high school.
The state legislature passed a law one year ago that eliminates any ramifications for the pupils in this first year of the test.
But that hasn’t calmed down members of the state board of education at their meeting this week.
It’s known as the PARCC test, which stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
Over the past five years, budget revenue at Bowling Green has taken a $16 million hit, which administrators say could be due to both a change in the state funding formula and declining enrollment numbers, the Sentinel-Tribune reports.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District would like to shave more than $3 million from its proposed upcoming budget. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the district’s teachers union says the move would cut student support, while administrators say it’s necessary as the district’s enrollment drops.
Amy Hansen / StateImpact
Today, one of the most recognized names in the ratings game–U.S. News & World Report–released their own breakdown of the country’s graduate programs, with several of Ohio’s campuses making the list.
The majority of the top spotlight went to two schools: Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and Ohio State University in Columbus.