Education

Education
7:17 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

State Report Card Shows Mixed Grades For Miami Valley Schools

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The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for Ohio’s schools Thursday.  The 2013 report cards rate schools and buildings in the first nine of 18 new performance criteria. The new assessment system features letter grades that the DOE says are more familiar to people. 

According to Ohio's top public schools official, Superintendent Richard Ross, no district received all As or all Fs, but in the first round of new scores - districts did fall at all points on the scale.  He said tougher performance standards will make Ohio's schools better and state more competitive.

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Education
12:14 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Ohio Releases New A-F Report Cards To Schools

Ohio's top public schools official says no district received all As on Ohio's new A-F report cards, and none received all Fs.

Superintendent Richard Ross told reporters ahead of Thursday's release of the first round of new scores that districts instead fell at all points on the scale.

The 2013 report cards rate schools and buildings in the first nine of 18 new performance criteria. Districts and buildings won't receive overall letter grades until 2015.

Education
3:25 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Ribbon Cutting Held for Springfield's Global Impact Stem Academy

Students participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony at Springfield's Global Impact Stem Academy.
Credit Wayne Baker

Several dignitaries including State Senator Chris Widener and Mayor Warren Copeland gathered on the campus of Clark State University Monday afternoon for a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The event formally opened Springfield's Global Impact STEM Academy.

Widener called the academy the first of it's kind in the nation that will allow students to study while also gaining hands on experience in the agricultural bio-sciences field. After thanking Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin for helping provide a temporary location for the school, but Widener also talked about a permanent future site.

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Education
7:35 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Budget Cuts Reduce Ohio Head Start By 1,800 kids

The number of low-income children in Head Start's preschool programs in Ohio will drop by more than 1,800 during this school year because of automatic federal spending cuts.

The Office of Head Start says those cuts will reduce its preschool ranks by more than 57,000 children nationwide. More than a million children are served each year by the programs, which help prepare them for elementary school and give them meals and health care.

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Soche Talks
10:35 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Racial Desegregation of Dayton Schools for Your Television Audience

The August 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Dr. Joseph Watras with the University of Dayton's School of Education and Allied Professions speaking on the history of racial desegregation in Dayton schools.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

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