The U.S. Secretary of Education visited Cleveland Friday to highlight successes at Cuyahoga Community College. He has high hopes for President Obama’s proposal to offer free tuition at community colleges, but not everyone is so optimistic.
Rep. Teresa Fedor talks to reporters about loss of preschool funding. [photo: Jo Ingles/ Statehouse News Bureau]
Changes in the rules involving preschool funding in Ohio have caught the attention of a state lawmaker.
Democratic State Representative Teresa Fedor says more than 3,900 Ohio preschoolers will be affected by a new rule that says state funded schools cannot get federal funding through Head Start – which means those schools will lose $12 million state dollars.
“This is not good government. This is not good oversight. It is the worst thing I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a lot of worse things,” says Fedor.
The state auditor has harsh words for the Cleveland schools in an audit over the district’s failure to cash in one millions in technology rebates.
Auditor Dave Yost reviewed the Cleveland school district’s records after it lost on $8.4 million in federal rebates it had already qualified for but lost out on for missing deadlines to apply. Yost says a combination of weak policy and bad communication led to a breakdown in the process.
“At the end of the day, this is not a criminal problem, it’s a stupidity problem,” says Yost.
CTU Negotiations Director Shari Obrenski and CTU President David Quolke sit in the union offices. [photo: Michelle Faust/ ideastream]
Teachers at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will strike starting September first, unless the district and the union can come to an eleventh hour deal. The Cleveland Teacher’s Union on Monday night voted to authorize a strike.
The breakdown in negotiations stems from a disagreement with the way CMSD teachers are evaluated.
Based on rules in The Cleveland Plan (a 2012 law to reform the city’s schools), teachers’ pay is linked to performance.
Students are moving to start the fall semester. [photo: Debbie Holmes/ WOSU]
There’s a new rule at the Ohio State University. Sophomores from out-of-town will be required to live in main campus dorms beginning this fall. It’s a move the university hopes will improve student success and development. Students start moving in Thursday, and some off-campus landlords say they already feel the loss of rental income.
Charter school advocates and education leaders are sounding off on a big proposal from a charter school supporter to change the way e-schools are funded. Auditor Dave Yost is calling on lawmakers to base dollar amounts on student achievement.
Ohio has seen some reforms to the charter school system - some have been largely welcomed by the industry while others have been strongly opposed.
The heated dispute between the state and its largest online charter school reached a boiling point this week with a judge’s order for ECOT to turn over its student log-in data. But the e-school is refusing to back down.
More than two dozen staffers are working to gather the log-in information of ECOT’s students to hand over to the Ohio Department of Education.
The department says it needs that data in order to fill in the gaps of its attendance audit, determining how much instruction a student received each day.
Chancellor John Carey speaks to representatives from NE Ohio schools. [photo: Michelle Faust/ ideastream]
Representatives from 11 Northeast Ohio colleges and universities met at the University of Akron Tuesday. The schools showed off projects that will give their students hands-on experience for their future careers.
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