A work group of state school board members and education advocates in Ohio has recommended ditching traditional A-F letter grades on report cards for schools and replacing them with more descriptive terms, such as "meets standards," reported the Journal-News.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Toledo on Monday to observe how Penta Career Center — a public vocational high school and adult education center — partners with local organizations to educate students of all ages.
Social and emotional learning sound warm and fuzzy, perhaps even new-age. But far from it, advocates say: Social and emotional learning, when combined with traditional academic education, prepares the whole child for life separate from school.
Cleveland State University is partnering with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to create the Cleveland Alliance for School Climate Research. The Alliance will assess the relationship between school climate and student education outcomes in Cleveland schools and how different subgroups, including students of color and students with disabilities, are impacted differently by school climate.
With a vote of five to one, Monday night the Akron Public Schools Board of Education passed a motion to have officers who work in the district's high schools and middle schools to carry Narcan in district buildings.
An unexpected root canal or a sudden car repair might just be an inconvenience to many, but for students who are already financially pressed, those kind of small emergencies can have long-lasting effects.
The Ohio Association of Community Colleges's (OACC) Student Success Center launched a leadership institute in 2015 that periodically brings together teams from each of the state’s 23 community colleges to help them determine which reforms to work on – such as developmental education or guided pathways – and how to put them in place.