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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Childhood diseases making a comeback

WKYC – Monica Robins

“Doctors aren’t really surprised to see outbreaks of childhood diseases that we have vaccinations for.”(more)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lorain, Elyria schools make case for teaching cursive in digital age

The Morning Journal – Carol Harper

“…cursive writing helps children developmentally because they form a connection between the hand and the brain that facilitates learning…“Cursive has solid research behind it for the development of kids. Our push is for literacy. We believe developing those fine motor skills will improve literacy.””(more)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Career education classes explode in variety

USA Today – Michael D. Clark

“The old-fashioned vocational education high school classes of yesteryear are long gone, replaced now by a growing variety of career-training classes that would have been unlikely just a few years ago.”(more)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bill aims to spark STEM growth

Zanesville Times Recorder – Hannah Sparling

“What do you want to be when you grow up? Apparently, for many Ohio children, it’s what they don’t want to be that’s worrying state officials, and that’s anything do with STEM careers — science, technology, engineering and math…“One of the things we know is that these jobs …are the future of the 21st century…””(more)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Looking ahead: Top 5 education stories for 2014

Thomas B. Fordham Institute – Chad Aldis

“As 2013 draws to a close, let us turn our attention to the five top education issues that will make waves in Ohio in 2014.”(more)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Students raise money to help buy teacher wheelchair

USA Today – Forrest Sellers

“Students in the school’s journalism class raised money to help pay for a motorized wheelchair for history and social studies teacher John “Mr. Kirch” Kirchgassner.”(more)

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Common Core, human capital, and Ohio’s long-term prosperity

Thomas B. Fordham Institute – Aaron Churchill

“How can Ohio secure its long-term economic prosperity? Simple. To invest in the development of our children’s knowledge and skills. The Common Core standards are such an investment.”(more)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cards let schools, parents keep eye on their students

USA Today – Jessica Brown

“The ZPass program, a partnership between Cincinnati Public Schools and First Student bus company, is billed as a tool to inform parents and improve ridership data. But it’s also one way schools are trying to keep tabs of their students — often to track attendance.”(more)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ohio Debuts Initiative To Encourage Students To Become Entrepreneurs

Education News – M. Nadeem

“Ohio has proposed a new statewide program designed to develop young entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and math and encourage students to pursue careers in those fields.”(more)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Analysis Shows Poverty Plays Small Role in Ohio’s Achievement Gap

Education News – Julia Lawrence

“Analysis of Ohio’s standardized test data shows the alarming persistence of a race-based achievement gap even if the results take into account the students’ economic and social background.” (more)