2014 Overview of Education USA

I hear stories on Drudge, Facebook, Fox, and other truthful sources about school commencement speeches, things going on in school buses, shocking social behavior by teachers, and things being taught and not taught in classrooms. There is outrageous behavior in our schools by school leaders and some employees . Many could actually believe that outrageous behavior by parents to stop this outrageous behavior by school employees and the federal gov’t is now justifiable. Our children’s lives and education depends on the fact that we do act. Let us proceed to stand together to fight harder for discipline, real education standards, and moral leadership. Attend school board meetings, run for the schools board, and say something. Don’t be a doormat for deviant school systems. Pass this on.

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Goshen Students in Danger

Even though the Common Core lessons have started in schools there are now states that are pulling back and pulling out of Common Core. What is being realized is that the federally designed and back-door funded program lowers the bar, confuses students and teachers, creates useless report cards, and last but most dangerous it creates psychological profiles on each student that can be used against them in their future when seeking jobs and maybe even purchasing items. The governor of Florida has ordered the withdraw from the Common Core student testing  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/fl-scott-withdraws-common-core-tests-20130923,0,1294522.story . Goshen has done well in placement in the state of Ohio. I urge the parents of Goshen Warriors to check into and stop the common core testing immediately and begin to seek input on common core now before Goshen goes backwards. There are sites that have correct info on Common Core. Schools will not give you answers. You can find info in the Clermont County Tea Party site or the OhioLIbertyCoalition.org site. Don’t let Goshen begin to crank out canned students who will be confused, profiled, and be behind at least 25 other countries in the world as we are now. India has more honor students than the whole United States has students. Let’s not go backwards with common core. It would be best if Goshen could be independent to create their own competitive teaching programs and tests. You have the staff and teachers to do just that.

Goshen School Board Mtg 12-10-12

The meeting started off with the third graders doing the Pledge of Allegiance. Then each explained the individual projects they brought to the meeting. Each had created a project that involved explaining the history of  Goshen  and some of its famous inhabitants. Community activities for the school kids and their families were discussed. A Goshen teacher named Crystal Mink received congratulations for being the only teacher in the state to win the Milken Award! Wow. Also revisions to the common core standards are being worked on. Weekly web tests will be given and will serve to not only see where each student stands academically but this will also give each some training on computers. On the down side of the SB meeting is the fact that how to achieve strong basics is not being discussed  as a pure goal,  which is something the public is crying for, while each school marches on to the  beat of whatever federal standards they must in order to get a  good government rating and keep the federal money coming. Continue reading

West Clermont News Bulletin: Dr. Brooks Resigning

Sources across West Clermont and Clermont County brought this information to the attention of SCS early this morning, and is now posted on the district webpage. The information relayed is that a  communication went out to all staff this morning which stated that with board approval, Dr. Brooks will resign in early spring of 2013. The next board meeting is Monday, Dec. 17th, however, the agenda is typically not set until Friday evening at the earliest. That being said, Dr. Brooks is under contract for 2 years beyond the 2012-13 school year. The assumption is the board would have to release him from that contract with a majority vote. This result, and the retirement of MES-P and non-renewal of Al Delgado would mean practically an entirely new  leadership team for the 2013-14 school year. The lone holdover being newly hired Asst. Super Klein. A reorganization was already in the works, but what impact this will have to the current plan is unknown at this time.  SCS  has reached out to board leadership, but have yet to receive word back on what will happen next. Any new information will be updated as it comes in.

Election Night Is Here

Post your comments regarding the three levies on the ballot: Batavia, Milford and West Clermont. Up or down, keep it on topic and what your thoughts are going forward for these districts. If you researched and voted, awesome. If you didn’t and voted, read up as much as you can the next time around. If you didn’t vote…why?

The summary report from the County should be here, but if not I will update the link.

UPDATE: At 8:51, all three districts are down with less than 1/3 of the votes counted. Milford is closest to passing, at 46-54%.

UPDATE: 9:15, over 50% of precincts reporting, and all three districts are on the wrong end of the vote.

UPDATE: Batavia squeaks by, with just a few dozen votes.  Milford fails by just over 300 votes. WC fails by almost 6000 votes.

Ohio 2012 School Report Cards (take 2?)

From what’s been written, these are preliminary. It still hinges on the final outcome of the investigation by the Auditor’s Office, but from that article it will remain politically charged regardless. The issuance was done to provide information for those districts with levies on the ballot. The spreadsheet of all Ohio Schools reported is here: 2012 Ohio School Report cards, but I’ve included a quick snapshot of Clermont County below. Continue reading

Food Fight-Students Take A Stand (Ends 10-12-12)

It’s not what you think. No mass hysteria and flying projectiles interrupting a school day, but there is a bit on controversy nationally on the changes to school lunches. Yes, the number of free and reduced lunches being served is growing with the economy on life support. Even from what was reported here way back in 2011. But the recent turmoil stems from what is being served, and apparently the kids (and many parents) don’t like it. It’s national, as you can read here. The few kids I spoke to locally and in a few other states provided the same feedback. Continue reading

Annual Progress Report

Check out Board Member Andrea Brady’s info on Milford’s progress report and what Milford and other schools are doing to provide additional performance measures beyond state standards. Enjoy.

Andrea Brady's Blog

Here is the link to the Annual Progress Report.  It covers a variety of factors that go into helping provide a well-rounded education for our students.

Progress Report

Also, here is an article about a group consisting of 10 local, high-performing schools.  We are working together to identify the factors needed to measure the true success of a district, over and above the state report care.

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Check out Board Member Andrea Brady’s info on Milford’s progress report and what Milford and other schools are doing to provide additional performance measures beyond state standards. Enjoy.

Andrea Brady's Blog

Here is the link to the Annual Progress Report.  It covers a variety of factors that go into helping provide a well-rounded education for our students.

Progress Report

Also, here is an article about a group consisting of 10 local, high-performing schools.  We are working together to identify the factors needed to measure the true success of a district, over and above the state report care.

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A Thought About School IssuesThis Fall

As the school year inches closer, the rhetoric over impending election issues will begin to ramp up. There are a couple of issues that schools will face in the coming election. Redistricting and the levies put on by Batavia, Milford and West Clermont. After the jump is some additional background on the issues that face our educators and our schools. Continue reading