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Reading: District to Host Community Chats

RCCSD |

The Reading Community City School District will be hosting Community Chats this fall at different times and locations throughout Reading. Reading Superintendent Jason Enix and Treasurer Colette Lewis will facilitate the meetings. 

The purpose of these informal meetings is for school district leaders to engage with the community and discuss issues facing the district; provide information and resources regarding our schools; develop relationships through outreach; and a commitment to transparent conversations within our community.

Read more at Reading Community City Schools.

Bethel-Tate: Remembering former Board member Mark Rose

BTLS |

Mark Rose was a Bethel-Tate graduate and active member of the Bethel-Tate Board of Education from January 2006 through December 2013. Over his eight years of service on the board, he was Board president several times.

Rose passed away September 17, 2020, at Jewish Hospital in Kenwood at the age of 66.

Lakota Receives Prestigious Auditor of State Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

LLS |

Treasurer Jenni Logan was virtually presented with the award for the district’s clean audit and excellent record keeping. The award recognizes the district’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and transparency.

Fewer than 5 percent of all entities that are audited annually earn the Auditor of State Award with Distinction – and Lakota has received the honor six years in a row.

Should Cleveland schools return to normal after the pandemic? CEO says no: 2020 state of the schools

Cleveland.com |

In his tenth State of the Schools address, CEO Eric Gordon described the pandemic as an opportunity to make learning more individualized, unpinning learning milestones from strict timeframes and instead supporting individual students to learn in completion, even if it takes extra time.

Columbus teachers union pulls endorsement of board member James Ragland over school choice

Columbus Dispatch |

Can a member of a public school board work for a group that advocates for private and charter schools?

It’s a simmering issue that recently boiled up for Columbus City Schools teachers and board member James Ragland. Ragland is the director of provider outreach for School Choice Ohio, a nonprofit group that informs Ohio families about the educational options available for their children, including private and charter schools.

The Columbus Education Association, the district’s teachers union, recently rescinded its endorsement of Ragland and took a vote of “no confidence” in his ability to serve the district, it announced Monday.

Protesters call for Rootstown superintendent’s resignation over handling of alleged racial issue

WKYC |

A group gathered outside the high school Friday night demanding Superintendent Andrew Hawkins resign after he overturned the head football coach’s discipline decision. Coach Troy Spiker had suspended a player who reportedly used racial slurs toward his teammates, but when Hawkins reinstated the player, Spiker himself resigned in protest.

Rootstown Local School District is located between Akron and Youngstown with roughly 1,100 students.

New Ky. School Commissioner Talks Charter Schools, Inequities, Politics

WFPL |

Kentucky’s new commissioner of education Jason Glass has now officially been in office for a week. Glass comes to Kentucky from serving as superintendent for Jeffco Public Schools, a large district near Denver. He’s also served as the top education official for the state of Iowa.

Q&A based on an interview with Glass. Questions and responses have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.