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Mock Election Results Show Kids Like Obama, Tax Levies and Josh Mandel

Mock election results from more than 80,000 Central Ohio students tell us this: Kids like Barack Obama, tax levies and Josh Mandel–even more than their parents do. Here’s how the results from the 2012 Kids Voting Central Ohio General Election compare with the real General Election results for Franklin County.

Week Ahead: Ohio Featured on NBC’s Education Nation, Obama Visits Kent State and Bowling Green

Coming Up This Week Monday-Tuesday: Ohio is the focus of two school success stories on NBC’s Education Nation event. The Cincinnati school district gets kudos for “cradle to career” support for students. And Steubenville’s Wells Academy is recognized for using a highly scripted curriculum that tells teachers what material they should cover every day. (We’ve written [...]

Former Ohio Schools Chief Deb Delisle Confirmed as Top U.S. Department of Education Official

Former Ohio superintendent of public instruction Deb Delisle has been confirmed as the federal Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. The U.S. Senate confirmed Delisle yesterday along with about 20 other federal appointees. Delisle served as Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2008 to 2011. She previously worked as an elementary school teacher and later [...]

Obama Proposes New Race to the Top, This Time, for Higher Ed

Building on the success of the K-12 Race to the Top program in encouraging states to change their education policies and systems, President Barack Obama proposed a second, $1 billion Race to the Top for America’s colleges during a speech today at the University of Michigan. Congress would need to approve the plan and, well, [...]

The Four Major Education Themes in Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

Education came second only to Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! in President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union remarks Tuesday night. Making college less expensive for students continues to be a key talking point for the Obama administration. (The president highlighted student loan “Know Before You Owe” efforts in his speech at Shaker Heights High School near [...]

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