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Week Ahead: Ohio Featured on NBC's Education Nation, Obama Visits Kent State and Bowling Green

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Monday, September 24, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Mary Ronan is the superintendent of the Cincinnati school district.

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Monday-Tuesday: Ohio is the focus of two school success stories on NBC's Education Nation event. The Cincinnati school district gets kudos for "cradle to career" support for students. And Steubenville's Wells Academy is recognized for using a highly scripted curriculum that tells teachers what material they should cover every day. (We've written about Wells Academy and Cincinnati's successes before.)

Sometime this week: Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign changes to Ohio's public pension systems into law. Among the changes: teachers will have to pay in more. (OFT President Melissa Cropper says the changes are bitter but necessary.)

Wednesday: President Barack Obama swings through Ohio again, stopping at Bowling Green State University and Kent State University. Kent State press release with details about the Kent stop says, "This advertisement is not an endorsement by the university for any political party." When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney swung through Ohio earlier this month he stopped at Lake Erie College.

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