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  • Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal | The superintendent of a district with a level of poverty so high that all students are eligible for free meals said the report card puts them at an immediate disadvantage. Montgomery County’s Trotwood-Madison City Schools is a predominantly African-American district with 2,800 students, according to the district’s superintendent, Dr. Reva Cosby. Read "School admins support change to state report cards" at the Ohio Capital Journal (more…)
  • Cory Sharber, WVXU | Nearly $50 million could go toward improving concurrent learning systems throughout Cincinnati Public Schools. This comes from a draft of the fiscal year 2022 budget that will be presented May 19. Roughly $39 million would be for installing new technology and the remainder of the budget would tackle many ongoing payments such as training, devices and internet services. An earlier estimation said it would cost between $23-53 million for such learning improvements, which would allow staff to work with students who are virtual at the same time they work with students who are in the classroom....
  • Middletown City Schools | Through Future Ready Schools®, an initiative of the nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education, FedEx Office is donating $10,000 in printing services each to 10 school districts in communities across the United States. Each of the 10 school districts will be able to select the FedEx Office services that will meet their individual printing needs most supportive to students. Read the full article at Middletown City Schools
  • Three Rivers Local Schools | After a comprehensive process, Justin Hagen-Stein and Kim Omeara were recommended to the Three Rivers Board of Education as CO-Directors.  Tom Olson, Director of Operations/Hamilton County ESC, who led the interview stated, "We believe Kim and Justin will bring the right blend of experience in transportation and management to keep Three Rivers performing at a high level now and into the future." Read the entire article at Three Rivers Schools
  • Announcing a public service announcement for K-12 Schools:  “The Future Depends on Teachers”. via Ohio Department of Education. The Ohio Department of Education, in partnership with TEACH, is excited to announce “The Future Depends on Teachers ,” a new public service announcement campaign for K-12 schools, airing in time for Teacher Appreciation Week. It celebrates the role teachers play in shaping the future and invites people to explore teaching at a time when teachers are needed more than ever.

  • Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive | Schools and classrooms across the nation need to implement systemic changes that support personalized and rigorous learning based on equitable practices, a group of education, business, advocacy and philanthropic leaders said in a report published last Thursday by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. K-12 Dive: AASA report outlines path to systemic change in public education by 2025 (more…)
  • Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Bureau | Ohio Association of Foodbanks Executive Director Lisa Hamler Fugitt says many school buildings that usually provide summer meals won’t be able to do that this year due to coronavirus limitations. So, she says many foodbanks, libraries and other non-profits will be offering prepared meals for those kids. And she says the federal government has made it easier to house the program in non-profit organizations this summer.  Statehouse News Bureau: Foodbanks Are Preparing Summer Food Programs For Ohio’s Kids “The United States Department of Agriculture has waived a lot of the regulations to make it...
  • Lisa Rantala, WSYX | During a year of education struggle, some school districts are on track for spiking graduation rates due to a new law passed last month. Several suburban districts in central Ohio are starting to see graduation rates of nearly 100%. WSYX: School districts see spikes in potential graduation rates with law adjusting requirements (more…)
  • Rob Gillies, AP News | All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fueled by more-contagious virus variants, Ontario’s premier announced Monday. AP: All schools in Ontario to shut and go to online learning Premier Doug Ford said his government is moving to online-only after the April break this week. Schools in Canada’s largest city of Toronto were already shut since last Wednesday. Now it will be province wide. Toronto and the neighboring Peel region made the decision last week after the province declined...
  • Ed Richter, Journal-News | The Board of Education held a special meeting Monday to unanimously approve Isaac W. Seevers as the new superintendent to succeed Todd Yohey who took a position with the Southwest Ohio Computer Association in Hamilton. Journal-News: Lebanon school board selects new superintendent of schools (more…)
  • Cory Sharber, WVXU | Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trials at Cincinnati Children's Hospital show similar vaccine efficacy in kids and adults. Children vaccinated during the trial have not become infected. Late last month, the medical center began inoculating children ages 5 to 11 years old with the vaccine as part of a dose-finding trial. Currently, eight kids from 5 to 11 are being observed along with five children aged between 2 and 4. WVXU: Cincinnati Children’s COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Show Similar Efficacy In Kids And Adults
  • Kalyn Belsha and Sarah Darville, Chalkbeat | The Biden administration proposed more than doubling funding for the Title I program in a budget plan Friday — a move that would send billions to high-poverty schools.  Chalkbeat: Biden proposes doubling Title I, sending even more money to high-poverty schools (more…)
  • Laura Olson, Ohio Capital Journal | WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for schools, public health programs, cancer research and other discretionary programs that it says have been underfunded for too long. School buses for Sandusky City Schools. Photo from Sandusky City Schools website. (more…)
  • Caitlin Elsaesser, University of Connecticut | The deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January exposed the power of social media to influence real-world behavior and incite violence. But many adolescents, who spend more time on social media than all other age groups, have known this for years. (more…)
  • Nahla Bendefaa, WKSU | For education majors, student teaching is the capstone, the time when they step into the classroom and immerse themselves in their subjects and their students. Only last year … many didn’t. For our education project, Learning Curve, we report on efforts by professors, mentor teachers, college administrators, and the student teachers themselves to overcome the limits of the pandemic—and to learn to teach. COVID-19 upended how student teachers were assigned, how they taught, and how they were evaluated. And it accelerated a change already underway: the use of technology. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s471/audio/2021/04/bendefaa-student-teaching-210402-web-v3.mp3 WKSU WKSU: Student Teaching Struggles: COVID-19...
  • Jolene Almendarez, WVXU | It's been 20 years since a Cincinnati police officer killed Timothy Thomas, an unarmed Black teen in Over-the-Rhine – at the time, one of many deaths of Black men by police in the city – sparking demonstrations and protests. Last summer, police use of force was pushed into the national spotlight again after officers killed Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Earlier this month, several young people spoke in a roundtable discussion about how the 2001 civil unrest intersects with similar calls for justice now. WVXU: Young Black Cincinnatians May Not Have Lived Through 2001’s Unrest, But...
  • Ed Richter, Dayton Daily News | Voters in the Lebanon City School District will be asked May 4 to renew a 2.83-mill emergency operating levy for another five years. Dayton Daily News: Lebanon schools seek approval of renewal levy to avoid $3M deficit This will be the third time that this levy has been considered by voters. According to the Warren County Board of Election, this levy was first approved in 2011 and renewed in 2016. If the proposed levy is approved by voters, it would cost a property owner about $86.67 per $100,000 of valuation, according to Warren County...
  • Jeremy P. Kelley, Dayton Daily News | Two competing bills to revamp the K-12 state report card for schools have been introduced, but a state school board committee declined this week to endorse either of them. Dayton Daily News: Proposals would change school report cards, in very different ways (more…)
  • Diane Smith, Record-Courier | Seven people, including principals in Ravenna and Streetsboro, will be interviewed for Ravenna School District's superintendent vacancy in the weeks ahead. Record-Courier: Seven on short list for Ravenna superintendent including Ravenna, Streetsboro principals Craig McKendry, treasurer of the school district, said the board recently narrowed the list to seven people. They include Lee Smith, principal of West Main Elementary School in Ravenna, and Vincent Suber, principal of Streetsboro Middle School. The other candidates are Dr. Laura Hebert, principal of Twinsburg High School; Craig Hockenberry, former superintendent and current consultant of the Three Rivers Local School District in...
  • Debbie Holmes, WOSU | Some students from the most disadvantaged families may remain behind academically from those who are well-off, but a new book finds that schools in lower-income areas are doing their part to improve results. WOSU: Ohio State Professor: Schools In Disadvantaged Areas Help Reduce Inequality (more…)

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