Education

Education
6:37 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Mayor of Cleveland Pushing for Teacher Evaluation Rules

Cleveland's mayor is continuing to push for changes to teacher evaluation rules that would allow the city to more easily fire educators who perform poorly. The state Senate stripped some parts of rules that would have allowed that from the state budget. The Plain Dealer reports Governor John Kasich is open to discussing the issue with Frank Jackson and lawmakers.

SOCHE Talks
10:30 am
Sun July 17, 2011

DiversAbility – from the campus to the workplace

The July 2011 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Tykiah Wright, from Wright State University on The Untapped Workforce of Disabled Graduates.

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.

Education
7:25 am
Wed July 13, 2011

Ohio Board Chooses Interim as State Superintendent

The Ohio Board of Education has named its interim superintendent as state superintendent, after two of the three finalists for the job stepped aside.

Stan Heffner, who was not one of the finalists, was appointed Tuesday. His selection means the board rejected remaining finalist Robert Schiller, a former state superintendent in Michigan and Illinois who works as a Florida education consultant.

Finalist Robert Sommers, Gov. John Kasich's education adviser, withdrew as a candidate in June. Reynoldsburg schools Superintendent Stephen Dackin withdrew on Sunday.

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Education
8:17 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Governor Kasich's Thoughts on Teacher Standards and Merit Pay

Governor John Kasich says Ohio must develop standards for teachers and use merit pay as a way to reward teachers who are doing good things. But he says he would really like those policies to come from teachers and education leaders.

"This is not some sort of a political fig leaf or some sort of contrived political operation. We want our teachers to be evaluated. We want it to be fair. We want it to be peer to peer. As far as I'm concerned, I can keep my hands off this thing as long as they deliver a good report. Now I've got a few tweaks here. I am the Governor," says Kasich

SOCHE Talks
1:29 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Gait and Identifying IEDs

The June 2011 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Kimberly Kendricks, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Central State University on Gait and Identifying IEDs.

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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