Archives for January 2008

Ohio Teachers And Online Social Networking: Part 3

Graphic created by and courtesy of Ben Wildeboer.The CEA Blog has been trying to keep up with the flurry of online discussions centered around an Ohio Education Association (OEA) memo distributed in early October warning members to stay away from online social networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace. Blogger reactions were documented in Part 1 and Part 2, but bloggers continue to sound off on the memo. More after the jump.

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Columbus City Schools Roundup: 1/14-1/18

ccs-logo.jpgColumbus City Council approved the Nationwide Arena valuation deal between CCS and the Arena’s owners, despite the fact that several city council members don’t think the issue of the Arena’s worth is truly settled.

Terry Boyd and Carole Perkins were unanimously elected President and Vice President of the Columbus Board of Education.

The 7 members of the Board spent an honest 8 hours assessing themselves and their performance; no word on if the group used multiple choice, short answer or extended response items for their assessment.

Is CCS getting its Superintendent on the cheap? Cincinnati Public Schools has 20,000 fewer students than CCS, yet their superintendent is paid $30,000 more than Dr. Harris earns.

The Ohio Department of Education announced its schools of distinction; CCS’s Columbus Alternative High School, Centennial High School and Clinton Elementary made the cut.

Speak Out: Credit Recovery Needs Help

Photo courtesy and copyright Erin Nekervis.

More than 100 teachers in Columbus City Schools give high school students a second chance at graduating through their active involvement in the district-wide Credit Recovery program (CR).

The 5- year-old program allows students to earn high school credits by retaking previously failed core academic courses through mastery- based computer software.

While CR has helped to increase high school graduation rates across the district, serious questions have been raised and remain unanswered about the day-to-day operations of the program.

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