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Public Hearings Planned On Possible School Closures

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The Columbus City Schools’ board plans a special meeting on the proposal Tuesday. A decision is expected in about a month.
8:30AM
February
12, 2014

Columbus school leaders will meet with parents, businesses, and other stakeholders on Thursday about the proposed closure of seven district schools, including two high schools.

Districts Rush To Meet Third Grade Reading Guarantee

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7:34AM
January
24, 2014

More than half of the Columbus school district’s 4,400 third graders could be held back for not meeting the reading requirement.

Former Miami U. President Has Regrets About “College Arms Race”

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James Garland increased Miami University's efforts to recruit out-of-state students, who pay much higher tuition.
7:55AM
December 12, 2013

James Garland increased Miami University’s efforts to recruit out-of-state students, who pay much higher tuition. The tactic quickly caught on with other public universities.

Colorado Votes On Tax Request Similar To Rejected Ohio Proposal

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8:19AM
November 5, 2013

Fifteen years after Ohio voters soundly rejected a proposal to fund schools with a state income tax hike, voters in Colorado are considering something similar.

Report Cards Out, Columbus City Schools Receive Failing Marks

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New A-F state report cards are set to be released today. School districts brace for downgrades to performance in the grading shift.
11:21AM
August
22, 2013

The Ohio Department of Education report cards are out, and things do not look good for at least one central Ohio school district.

Teachers Head Back To Classrooms Without Contracts

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The Ohio Education Association calls the lack of teacher contracts a "perfect storm" of budget cuts, shifting policies, and expiring labor deals.
7:31AM
August
22, 2013

The Ohio Education Association calls the lack of teacher contracts a “perfect storm” of budget cuts, shifting policies, and expiring labor deals.

Bill Would Ban “Zero Tolerance” Policies In Ohio Schools

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7:32AM
August
19, 2013

A Democratic state lawmaker is pushing a bill that would ban the policies that critics say lead to harsh punishments and don’t leave room for common sense.

Childhood Obesity Weighs On Ohio Schools

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Second-graders at Brookridge Elementary in suburban Cleveland take a quick break for yoga.
8:03AM
June
28, 2013

One-third of U.S. children are overweight or obese. It’s led to more and more kids developing diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet the place kids spend a lot of time, school, often lacks physical activity.

Left-Leaning Think Tank: Proposed Budget Hurts Public Schools

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The report from Innovation Ohio says if the current version of the budget passes, most of the state's public school districts would see funding fall below 2010-2011 levels, and a quarter of all public schools would see funding below current levels.
7:53AM
June
25, 2013

A left leaning think tank says the proposed two year state budget would help private and charter schools, but would hurt public schools.

“Value Added”: Grading Teachers Through Student Growth

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The model predicts how much improvement students should make based on past results. If a student ends up performing better than predicted, the teacher gets the credit with a high “value-added’ grade. But if the student scores less than expected, the teacher gets the blame and a low grade.
8:13AM
June
17, 2013

The state of Ohio is phasing in a new teacher grading system that tries to measure the value a teacher adds to a student’s academic progress. But educators admit “Value Added” is an incomplete metric.