4-7-14 Ohio Education News

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  1. Editors in Columbus opine on charter school accountability, referencing the recent stories and editorial in the Akron Beacon Journal. And, really, who can blame them? (Columbus Dispatch)
  2. “We’ll go immediately into recruitment and identification of the students,” said Toledo Schools’ superintendent Romules Durant, speaking about Pathway to Prosperity, a local effort to make students career-ready through rigorous academic and career-focused curriculum, which received a competitive federal grant of nearly $4 million last week. Toledo is the only Ohio recipient of these funds. Don’t know whether this bodes well or ill for TPS’ Head Start grant, on which much is still hanging. (Toledo Blade)
  3. The first ever year-round high schools may be on the way in Cleveland. Can’t believe it’s taken this long to get there. Even Columbus has had them for several years, even down to the elementary level. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  4. The Vindy reports on Ohio's new teacher evaluation protocols, with some interesting input from the Mahoning County ESC, just as efforts are ramping up in the legislature to change it. Stay tuned! (Youngstown Vindicator)
  5. After a decade-long growth spurt that saw its enrollment reach 11,000 students last year, suburban Mason has begun losing students. Projections call for it to drop to about 9,800 by 2019 and the district is already making plans to right-size for that change. (Cincinnati Enquirer)


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