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Three Rivers at Mathcounts Regionals

via Three Rivers LSD |

The Three Rivers Mathcounts Team that competed over the weekend at the Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition at the University of Cincinnati.  

The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with 3 extracurricular math programs. More than a quarter million students participate in our programs or use our resources each year.

Game-Based Learning in Middle School Math

via Edutopia |

Working with teachers, researchers created free online math games that encourage students to persist in grappling with difficult concepts. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Math Snacks is a set of games and animations for middle school students that has brought math educators and learning theory researchers together with multimedia developers in a fruitful collaboration.

Ohio graduates won’t have to be “proficient” in math or English, under state superintendent’s plan

via The Plain Dealer |

DeMaria told the state school board this month he plans to require scores of 684 on both exams, scores that are above the state’s “Basic” level of minimal skills, but short of its higher “Proficient” bar.

Middletown Schools land $25,000 grant for digital learning

via Journal-News |

The city schools in recent years have emphasized the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics or STEAM curricula for its 6,300 students and district officials were recently awarded with a grant from the Middletown Community Foundation.

The $25,000 grant, which was presented by foundation officials during a recent Middletown Board of Education meeting, elicited appreciation from the leaders of the Butler County school system.

2019 Ohio Remediation Report: Fewer Ohio college students need remedial classes – lower-income students still lag

About 27% of Ohio graduates who enrolled in public higher education institutions in fall 2018 needed remediation in either math or English down from about 30% for students who enrolled in fall 2014. Nearly 39% of Ohio high school graduates who qualify for federal Pell grants needed remediation in either math or English in 2018.

Read the full report from the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Leila Kubesch Is A Finalist For National Teacher Of The Year

A Norwood Middle School teacher is in the running to be named the 2020 Teacher of the Year. Leila Kubesch was named Ohio’s Teacher of the Year in October, 2019 and is now one of four finalists for the national honor.

Kubesch teaches English and Spanish to students who speak neither as a first language. She has developed community partnerships and encouraged student advocacy while also serving as an advocate for emancipated foster youth.


Curriculum Night engages CNE students, parents

via Cincinnati Enquirer |

Principal Tonya Schmidt reported that more than 500 people attended the curriculum night. While the spring night focused on reading, the fall night included math, science and reading activities. Teachers Stacey Ciraci and Trina Farrell, CNE’s reading specialists, and Diane Fetter, the school librarian, helped organize the activities.

Ohio puts $20 million behind new computer science scholarships

via The Journal-News

Current graduating high school seniors entering college for the 2020 – 2021 academic year will be the first group able to apply for the new scholarship. 

More than 20 million dollars in new scholarship money for computer science programs is now available to 35 Ohio schools. The goal of the new scholarship is to boost Ohio’s efforts to strengthen the state’s workforce in technology related fields such as computer science fields like coding and cyber security, while supporting an estimated 1,400 Ohio students.