Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohio’s state school board has picked a top education adviser to Republican Gov. John Kasich as the new superintendent of public instruction.
When it involves fixing data, it’s called “scrubbing.” And it’s rife with temptations: rosier district report cards, added funding and sometimes employee bonuses when performance improves.
Ohio’s state auditor says he’s turned up four more school districts that removed poor-performing students from their rolls.
A statewide audit following evidence of manipulation of attendance reporting in some Ohio school districts is set for release Feb. 11.
2012 brought new evaluations for Ohio teachers, new reports cards for schools, and new testing for some students. More change could lie ahead.
An investigation by Ohio public radio stations and the Columbus Dispatch showed the state does not have any policy regarding the use of seclusion rooms in schools, and many school misuse or overuse the rooms.
A judge has ordered a former central Ohio school resource officer to stay in jail while awaiting trial on charges that he coerced sexual behavior from two teens at the high school where he worked.
Columbus City Schools attorney Buzz Trafford said school officials only had a few hours to go through the State Auditors interim report. But they took exception to much of what they read.
After weeks of delay, the State Board of Education has decided to release preliminary report card data on school districts and buildings. But even that incomplete data won’t be public until the end of the month and will not contain many of the hallmark rankings.
On Monday, we told you about the unregulated use of seclusion rooms in Ohio schools. The use of the special rooms to isolate students for behavioral problems is in some ways an outgrowth of a longstanding movement to integrate special needs students into “regular” school.