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Cleveland’s School District Promises to Better Promote STEM programs to Hispanic Students

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has agreed to increase efforts to include Hispanic students in it science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, offerings. The agreement follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights into Hispanic students’ participation in the district’s STEM program. The Department of Education’s investigation found only [...]

What the Shutdown Means for Ohio’s Schools


Meadowsa / Flickr There are a few things that you can’t do today, thanks to the federal government shutdown. You can’t file a new application for Social Security benefits. You won’t be visiting one of the national parks in Ohio.

Ohio Districts Miss Out on Latest Round of Race to the Top

The Department of Education has awarded several rounds of Race to the Top grants. This competition was a little different. In the past the grants were given to states who awarded the money to districts. This time individual districts had to apply directly to the federal government. Three Ohio districts made it on to a list of [...]

Why Obama’s Budget Includes $8 Billion for a “Community College to Career Fund”

President Obama released his 2013 federal budget today. Well, that budget includes $69.8 billion in education investments. In a call with reporters this afternoon, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis spoke briefly, and broadly about where 8 billion of those dollars would go – into the Community College to Career Fund. Duncan [...]

Ohio One Year into Race to the Top

It’s been a year and a half since Ohio won $400 million dollars in the second round of the federal Race to the Top program. The Department of Education has taken a look at Ohio’s progress in the first full school year since then, and officials sounded pretty pleased with the state’s progress in 2010-2011. [...]

Four Things Ohio Could Do To Improve Its Anti-Bullying Policy

Anthony Kelly / Flickr The U.S. Department of Education says school policies against bullying have improved, but still have a long way to go. That’s based on a new report by the Department published today that looked at the 46 states with anti-bullying policies, including Ohio. In a press release sent out with the study, [...]

Results on Nation’s Report Cards Show Little Movement in Ohio

The U.S. Department of Education ranks each states’ performance in a national report card every other year in what is known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. In Ohio, not much has changed over the last few years. The NAEP tests fourth and eighth graders in reading and math. Ohio saw improvement [...]

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