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Ohio Education Board OK’s Seclusion Room Policy

A seclusion room used in a program for children with emotional disturbances in the Logan-Hocking school district has padding on the floor and in a corner.
15, 2013

Ohio schools’ now have a set of guidelines to follow when it comes to their use of seclusion rooms and restraints. The State Board of Education passed a policy regulating seclusion and restraint at their board meeting Tuesday. Seclusion rooms are small rooms used to isolate students, and restraints are when a student is held [...]

Study: Excellent Leadership Key To Success In High-Poverty Schools

Eastmoor Academy
Eastmoor Academy principal Alesia Gillison said setting expectations of success for poor students is paramount to breaking the poverty cycle.
14, 2012

State education leaders say schools with high poverty rates can have excellent students. A study released Wednesday found strong leadership is key to breaking the cycle and the stereotypes.

State Releases Preliminary School Report Card Data

Grades like this will have to wait until the attendance data investigation is complete.
26, 2012

The state has released more data on school performance, but district attendance rates, performance indexes, and overall rating were once again omitted because of the on-going attendance rigging scandal.

State To Release More Data, Attendance Records Still Delayed

A district auditor told the Columbus City Schools Board of Education that she found at least two instances of Columbus high schools changing attendance data outside of the normal window for adjustments.
26, 2012

State report card scores have been delayed as Ohio Auditor Dave Yost continues to investigate whether districts retroactively changed attendance records to boost state report card scores.

National Firm To Lead Hunt For Ohio Education Boss

Stan Heffner, soon after being named Ohio Schools Superintendent in 2011.
20, 2012

The state school board was meeting in closed-door executive session to decide an interim successor for former Ohio Superintendent Stan Heffner and set a process for selecting his permanent replacement.

The Search for a New State Schools Chief is On — Again

Stan Heffner, soon after being named Ohio Schools Superintendent in 2011.
17, 2012

The State Board of Education spent much of last summer searching for a new superintendent of public instruction. Now it’s doing it again.

Democrats Call For Criminal Investigation Of Heffner

Ohio Department of Education Superintendent Stan Heffner.
August 6, 2012

Ohio’s top education official resigned Saturday amid ethical questions about his work for an educational testing contractor. Now Democrats are calling for a criminal investigation.

Ohio Auditor: Attendance Probe To Expand Statewide

Did school officials manipulate attendance numbers?
26, 2012

The state auditor in Ohio says he is expanding an investigation into changes made to student attendance data in several districts to statewide.