Ohio Department of Education

Education
8:25 am
Thu December 18, 2014

ACLU Questions State's New Education Mentoring Program

Organizations are grumbling about a requirement from the Ohio Department of Education to include a faith-based group for a mentorship program.
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The state’s leading civil rights organization is planning a public records request to find out more about a state-supported mentoring program for schools. 

Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard Ross, who is an appointee of Gov. John Kasich, says schools that want to join the Community Connections program can partner with a business or a non-profit. But must also have a faith-based organization on board.

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Ohio Education
9:30 am
Mon December 8, 2014

New State Education Program Pushes Mentorship

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio education officials say $10 million is available for a new school mentorship program.

Community organizations, faith-based groups and businesses are asked to develop partnerships encouraging mentorship in Ohio's schools and giving more students access to role models. Organizations and schools creating the partnerships can receive a maximum of $500,000 in state grants that provide a matching three dollars for every dollar spent.

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Edcuation
1:16 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Dayton Public School District Wants More Parent Feedback

Dayton school officials want feedback and ideas from parents about ways to improve the district.
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About 100 people attended a town hall meeting last night to talk about the Dayton Public School District. At first glance, DPS students aren’t doing as well as other districts in the area.

 

The Ohio Department of Education put some Dayton schools toward the bottom of the list in 3rd grade reading assessments. Only 72 percent of students are graduating and kids aren’t progressing like they should between 4th and 8th grade. Dayton Public Schools have gotten Ds and Fs in its report card from the state.

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Education
1:25 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

More Ohio Students Reading At Grade Level

Many of the students in local school districts were on par with statewide reading scores.
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Many Ohio school districts have improved their reading scores after complying with the state’s new Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Some local districts did better than others.

The Third Grade Reading Guarantee is just over a year old. The law requires schools to provide extra help for struggling readers in kindergarten through third grade. And, it holds students back in third grade if they don’t pass a reading test at the end of the year.

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Education
9:07 am
Wed June 18, 2014

State Finds One In Three Dayton Students Fails Third Grade Reading Test

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Nearly nine out of ten Ohio third graders have passed the state’s third grade reading test, which allows them to move on to fourth grade—but Dayton scored among the worst in the state.

Eighty-eight percent of the 110,000 kids who took the test statewide passed this spring. That’s up from a little over 63 percent who passed the test in the fall.

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