The Twinsburg and Canton school districts are among 32 in the state recognized for providing healthy meals:
"We know that good nutrition is an essential component to education," said Deborah Delisle, superintendent of public instruction. "Children who have access to a healthy diet come to school ready to learn, and I commend these schools for their commitment to nurturing the whole child."To read more or comment...
MIAMI: A national education assessment released Thursday shows that high school seniors have made some improvement in reading, but remain below the achievement levels reached nearly two decades ago.To read more or comment...
Here's some interesting new research on the importance of sleep in very young children, courtesy of the Early Ed blog.
The authors reported that this is the first study, known to them, to take a longitudinal look at potential links between early sleep and the development of executive functions, which have been gaining more attention as indicators of children's likelihood of succeeding in school.To read more or comment...
Students from the National Inventors Hall of Fame middle school in Akron will be among
150 students from the region who will participate in a global discussion via Internet about education beginning at noon on Wednesday.
Time Warner Cable is sponsoring The Global Online Town Hall, which it's calling ''Math,
Science and the Future of Our Nation.''
Local students will join the discussion from the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. The online event will be hosted by former Vice President Al Gore. Other participants include:
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Discovery Channel's MythBusters.
Astronaut Sally Ride
Inventor Dean Kamen
The town hall is part of Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds is a five-year, $100
million philanthropic effort to improve proficiency in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.The public can join the town hall at http://www.connectamillionminds.com and submit live video questions and comments from anywhere in the world in real time.¶
Woodridge teachers authorized their union's negotiating team to issue a 10-day strike notice if the team decides it's necessary .
The Woodridge Education Association, which represents 147 employees, has been negotiating a new contract since April.To read more or comment...
The Washington Post's Answer Sheet blog reprints a desperate letter from a Toledo teacher who may lose her job because of the election last week.To read more or comment...
Ok, that headline sounds a little preachy, but see if you don't join the choir too after reading these two stories from the Wall Street Journal and the L.A. Times about the efforts of corporations to sell your preschoolers their junk food and toys.
First this from WSJ about preschool television programming:
Just got this in my email:
TV schedule after the jumpTo read more or comment...
Of the dozen districts seeking new money for operations in our area, all but three failed Tuesday night. Every request for new money in Summit County failed.
North Canton, Streetsboro and Southeast (Wayne County) passed new operating levies.To read more or comment...
Akron voters voted against Issue 17, the proposed charter amendment that would have diverted a third of the special income tax for school construction to safety forces and snow removal for three years.
Issue 17 also would have tacked five more years of the dedicated quarter percentage point income tax increase onto the end of the collection.To read more or comment...
Summit County absentees -- and a few precincts-- are posted now, but they don't bode well for the school levies:
Here's how the districts on the ballot are fairing:To read more or comment...
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual report today and ranks districts where charter schools command the greatest "market share" of students, according to 2009-2010 enrollment data.
Akron ranks 20th in a 12-way tie with 12 percent of the district's students attending charter schools.To read more or comment...
If Hudson's levy fails tomorrow, the district faces a more than $10 million deficit in the 2012-2013 school year. If the levy succeeds, the district will still show a $2.6 million deficit at the end of the 2013-2014 school year, according to the district's 5-year financial forecast. Akron Beacon Journal has story here.To read more or comment...
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