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Education
7:04 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Ohio Education Official's Web Post Draws Criticism

The president of Ohio's education board says she shared a Facebook posting with a photo of Adolf Hitler to encourage historical reflection amid the gun-control debate, not to compare President Barack Obama to the Nazi leader.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the photo was shared on the mostly private Facebook page of state Board of Education President Debe Terhar, along with a message criticizing Obama's new gun-control efforts. The newspaper says a quote about disarming citizens was attributed to Hitler in the message.

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Education
8:04 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Ohio Colleges To See Enrollment Drop

Universities in Ohio saw enrollment drop last fall and are likely to see the decline continue. The Akron Beacon Journal says that education studies are predicting that the number of public high school graduates in Ohio will continue to drop over the next decade.

The head of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio says the question is how much that decline will be in the coming years.

Ohio's public colleges and universities posted an enrollment drop of 6 percent last fall.

Education
12:18 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Ohio Begins Educators' School Shooting Training

The state has kicked off the first of five days of regional training meant to teach Ohio educators to respond to school shooting situations.

More than 200 people registered to participate in Thursday's training in Columbus, where the instructor told participants that planning and practicing responses for an intruder situation will save lives in case of a real incident.

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Education
7:04 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Ohio Board OKs Student Restraint, Seclusion Policy

The Ohio Board of Education has approved a policy on how educators seclude and physically restrain students in schools.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the rules in effect beginning next school year allow for students to be physically restrained or put in seclusion rooms only if they're a danger to themselves or others. The plan is meant to ensure those tactics aren't used for a child's punishment or for the staff's convenience.

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Education
2:32 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Springfield School Officials and Police Discuss School Safety

Springfield Superintendent David Estrop and Chief of Police Stephen Moody met with school board members recently to address growing concerns about safety measures  in the city school system.

Estrop said that the school system has an excellent partnership with the police department and school safety has become the most important issued at hand. He says although there is a movement to arm teachers, Springfield schools are not ready to go that route.

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