Education

  Akron Children’s Hospital teams up with area schools to vaccinate students

Schools in Akron are teaming up with a local hospital to give students the best shot at a healthy future.

BGSU permanently expels fraternity accused of hazing in the death of sophomore

  Students accuse Ashland University of suppressing voices of sexual assault survivors

Cleveland Metropolitan School District reaches new contract agreement with Cleveland Teachers Union

  ‘Inappropriate’ photos of high school student found on teacher’s phone; 6 Rocky River staff members leave amid investigation

University: Fraternity broke hazing rules in student’s death

U.S. HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge will speak at CSU’s graduation

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  ‘Strangled and choked and smushed his face’: St. Aloysius-St. Agatha teacher details assault of 4-year-old at school

Racist graffiti found on Kent State University campus plaque

Cleveland State University to have all students back on campus for Fall 2021

  Parma’s Shiloh Middle School students happy and inspired upon returning to in-person special classes

Tri-C to host Spring 2021 commencement in-person

Juvenile confessed to making bomb threats targeting Brunswick schools, police say

  Police reopen investigation into Rocky River High School teachers

Police said they were made aware of new information that may indicate evidence of criminal activity.

  Rocky River Police say photo teacher sent was a doctored photo of June Cleaver exposing herself

According to the police report, the picture in question of a female student’s privates never existed, instead a teacher sent out a doctored photo of June Cleaver from ‘Leave it to Beaver’ exposing herself in a group chat among faculty members.

  ‘I’m not above being a pervert’: Video released of Rocky River teachers discussing female student

The Rocky River Police Department declined to file charges against six teachers accused of talking about a student inappropriately.

  Will colleges require students get COVID-19 vaccines before returning to campus?

19 News checked with several Ohio colleges and universities to see what their COVID-19 vaccine policy is.

No criminal charges filed against Rocky River High School staff accused of speaking inappropriately about a student

Reward offered for arrest in connection to several bomb threats targeting Brunswick schools

Power outages close local schools (list)

  Group calls upon Secretary Fudge to help change Cleveland school named after slave owner

Federal investigation underway after 3rd fake Brunswick school bomb threat in just over a month

  School officials at St. Francis in Cleveland accuse Catholic Youth Organization of racial bias

Rocky River High School staff on administrative leave after allegedly speaking of a student inappropriately

The Rocky River superintendent notified the district on Thursday that an investigation is underway after high school staff members were allegedly “speaking about a student in an inappropriate manner.”

No charges will be filed against Solon High School principal

"We have full confidence in Erin as an administrator."

Brunswick Middle School closed due to bomb threat

The threat was called in Friday morning.

Tuition rate increase at Tri-C begins Summer 2021

Tri-C's tuition rate is increasing by $5 per credit hour

Louisville City Schools close day after teachers get second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

It's the second Northeast Ohio school district to close this week for vaccine-related staff absences.

CMSD teachers to return to school buildings Wednesday; first students to return to in-person class Friday

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District and its teachers’ union have reached an agreement that paves the way for the first students in the district to return to the classroom on Friday.

Chardon Local Schools closed due to staff absences following COVID-19 vaccine

Staff in the district received their second dose of the vaccine Saturday.

  Return to in-person learning begins today for Akron Public Schools

Akron student's haven't been in the classroom since March 2020.

  Remote learning will continue for CMSD students on Monday; first students to return Thursday to in-person class

The process of returning to in-person hybrid school for students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District kicks off Monday, as students and parents navigate the uncertainty created by a schism between the Cleveland Teachers Union and district administrators over COVID-19 safety concerns.

  Cleveland schools to proceed with reopening on March 8, despite direction from union urging teachers to not return

The president of the Cleveland Teachers Union spoke with 19 News on Friday, just hours after the group voted to stay out of the classroom.

University of Akron to host Spring 2021 commencement in-person at InfoCision Stadium

Cleveland State University Vikings graduating in Spring 2021 will turn their tassels alongside their classmates at Progressive Field for the school’s first in-person commencement since the pandemic started.

Cleveland Teachers Union votes to continue remote learning despite CMSD mandate to return to schools

The vote comes after Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon mandated all teachers, paraprofessionals, and related service providers return to their assigned worksites on Monday to teach remotely from their schools.

Cleveland State University to host Spring 2021 commencement in-person at Progressive Field

Cleveland State University Vikings graduating in Spring 2021 will turn their tassels alongside their classmates at Progressive Field for the school’s first in-person commencement since the pandemic started.

  Cleveland Teachers Union agrees with district decision to move back re-opening timeline

Obrenski said with 37,000 students, 100 buildings, and 5,000 teachers the logistics of starting up cannot be underestimated. She was concerned that the teachers were still without critical information regarding building protocol and operations.

  Cleveland Metropolitan School District delays return to in-person learning

Cleveland students will not re-enter the classroom until March 8.

More Lake County school employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination

About 1200 employees work in the district.

  Solon High School principal placed on paid administrative leave

The alleged misconduct happened more than a decade ago.

  Cleveland Teachers Union is not yet ready to enter classrooms on March 1

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has released a phased plan to bring students back to school, but the union says there is still much to be done from a safety perspective before members will return.

Former Hudson City Schools teacher pleads guilty to 2 sex offense charges

Heidi Hallstein remains out on bond until her sentencing.

  Cleveland Metropolitan School District shares plans to reopen March 1

CEO Eric Gordon shared how the transition will move forward in three phases.

  Gov. DeWine criticizes CMSD and Akron Public Schools for not returning to in-classroom learning by March 1 after staff receives priority vaccination

Gov. DeWine called out Akron Public Schools and Cleveland Metropolitan Public Schools after state officials learned the districts may not hold up their signed commitment to return to classroom learning by March 1 after their school personnel received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ohio governor suggests extended learning, summer school for students who have fallen behind during COVID-19 pandemic

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is calling on school districts, students, and parents to begin formulating a plan for children who may have suffered educationally during the COVID-19 health crisis.

  Cleveland Metropolitan School District employees will get time off so they can get vaccinated for COVID-19

CMSD staff will be able to take at least one hour out of their work day to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

  COVID restrictions changing college recruiting of high school student athletes

College scouts are now recruiting almost exclusively virtually due to COVID.

Calming room for students with mental health struggles during day offered at North Olmsted Middle School

The North Olmsted City School District established a calming room that allows students to reset if they are struggling mentally during the day.

Oberlin City Schools start school day in lockdown

The lockdown is the result of a shooting Sunday afternoon in Oberlin.

  Akron Public Schools prepares to vaccinate teachers, staff next week

Akron Publics Schools is first on the list to start getting staff vaccinated next week.

  Limited amount of students return to Oberlin High School after nearly 10 months

A total of 100 students were allowed back inside of the building, which is a limited amount compared to years past.

Cleveland schools CEO recommends remote learning at least through end of February, cites vaccine shortage

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Superintendent Eric Gordon provided an update to students and families regarding when children could return back to in-person learning.

  Ex-CMSD employee dons QAnon-related shirt following federal charges: ‘This world is run on the blood of innocent children’

Court documents confirm a former occupational therapist with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District has been charged with federal crimes for her alleged involvement in the deadly Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

  Akron Public Schools pledge return to classroom in March, paving way for staff to get vaccine

The board unanimously approved the decision Monday night.

  Cleveland schools employee resigns; social media users identify her as woman inside Capitol during violent pro-Trump riot

Several social media users said 49-year-old Christine M. Priola was the woman standing in Senate chambers in one of many pictures shared by authorities.

Kent State announces phased move-in for returning students

Spring semester courses begin Tuesday, Jan. 19.

  Northeast Ohio school districts prepare for staff to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Mike DeWine announced that teachers and school personnel are next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Ohio school districts faced with difficult decisions as pandemic drags on

It has been a tug of war since the pandemic hit Ohio last March as school districts, teachers, parents, and students all weigh-in, all with their own opinions, on the debate regarding in-school or remote classes.

  Governor says school students will no longer be required to quarantine if exposed to the virus at school

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s office is encouraging schools not to require students to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 in the classroom.

Solon City School District makes Top 20 in 2021 Best School Districts in America

Niche's website for researching U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Ohio attorney general files brief in support of lawsuit to keep students in school during health crisis

Ohio’s attorney general filed an amicus brief on Monday expressing support for a three Christian Schools and Citizens for Community Values’ lawsuit filed to request overturning an order ceasing all in-person education for certain students.

  Teachers in East Cleveland say they’re being denied longevity pay they’re owed

The CEO of the District could not be reached for comment.

  Willoughby-Eastlake Schools face potential lawsuit after district layoff of 200 non-teacher employees

A representative from the Ohio Association of Public School Employees said they plan to take legal action to stop the layoffs of 200 Willoughby-Eastlake employees, including custodians, maintenance employees, and food service workers.

Ohio Education Association urges schools to ‘reset,’ go to remote learning until Jan. 11

The move would allow students and staff to quarantine for 14 days after Christmas.

  Cleveland-Heights University-Heights teachers strike is averted after all-night negotiations result in tentative agreement

The Cleveland-Heights University-Heights teachers strike was averted after the district and the teachers union announced that they had reached a tentative agreement.

  Wickliffe school students, faculty to wear tracking technology for COVID-19 tracing

The Wickliffe City School District will implement a new COVID-19 tracing system into effect when students return to class.

Schools close throughout Northeast Ohio Wednesday as snowstorm causes thousands of power outages

Dozens of schools are closed Wednesday as snow squalls continue until midnight, snow-coated roads make for treacherous travel, and downed lines and trees are causing tens of thousands of power outages throughout Northeast Ohio.

Schools close throughout Northeast Ohio Tuesday as snow continues to fall

As we get ready to see 5-12+ inches of snowfall pile up from Monday night through Wednesday morning, schools throughout Northeast Ohio are closing on Tuesday.

  Will virtual learning in Northeast Ohio eliminate the need for traditional snow days?

Nearly all schools in Northeast Ohio have some form of virtual learning; but how will that impact traditional snow days?

  Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District says it will temporarily stop special education classes if teachers go on strike

Teachers and parents say it’s a decision that would impact hundreds of students who are the most vulnerable educationally.

Bill that would make it easier for teachers to carry firearms in schools passes Ohio Senate

The Ohio Senate voted to advance proposed legislation on Wednesday that would allow Ohio teachers to carry a gun on school grounds without the previously-required peace officer training or experience.

North Olmsted Schools go virtual, due to rising COVID-19 cases

This will be in effect from Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Dec. 4.

Elyria City Schools go virtual due to COVID-19

"Staff and student absences are on the rise."

  Some parents protest Lakewood School Board considering a return to in-person learning with surge in COVID cases

Another debate over COVID and the Classroom, this time, the argument is focused on the Lakewood School District.

Riverside Local Schools move 6-12 graders to remote learning due to increase in COVID-19 cases and staff in quarantine

Riverside Local Schools announced all LaMuth Middle School and Riverside Campus students will move to remote learning starting Monday, Nov. 16 through at least the end of Thanksgiving Break. All in-person athletics practices, games, and club activities from Nov. 13 until at least Nov. 22.

  University of Akron will move to remote instruction starting Monday due to rise in COVID-19 cases throughout state

UA said this includes lecture courses that are currently face-to-face along with hybrid courses, lab courses, and in-person exams and tests.

Ohio State football game versus Maryland canceled after 8 Terrapins players test positive for COVID-19 in past week

The University of Maryland said eight Terrapin football players tested positive for COVID-19 over the past seven days.

  Twinsburg City School District blames Halloween house party for spike in COVID-19 cases at high school

So far, the Twinsburg school district has 25 new cases, with most being from Twinsburg High.

Chardon Tiny Toppers Preschool transitions to remote learning for the week after 2 test positive for COVID-19

Chardon Local Schools said some of the Maple Preschool staff need to quarantine, but "this does not necessarily mean your child has been exposed to the virus. At this time we have not been informed of the need for any students to quarantine."

Wickliffe Schools go to all remote learning due to COVID-19

Winter sports will be stopped at the end of the day on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Kent State University waives application fees through November

KSU has already waived ACT/SAT standardized test requirements.