Archive for April 2nd, 2017

Avon joins fight against state legislation

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017


By Nicole Hennessy

The city of Avon is now onboard with a lawsuit in response to the State of Ohio’s adoption of Senate Bill 331 (SB331).

Avon joins about 30 other municipalities opposing the bill, which originally pertained to rules regarding Grove City, Ohio, pet stores. The Ohio Senate passed this version of the bill in May. The House Finance Committee proceeded to add language to the …Read More

Superintendents weigh in as state sorts out new standards

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

The state of Ohio’s April deadline for sending its proposed plan to align with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the U.S. Department of Education has been pushed back to September – a small victory for advocates against excessive testing.

In the meantime, local educators are pushing for what they see as fair standards.

Last month, over 100 people from both Lorain …Read More

School board passes resolution asking for less state testing in new Ohio standards

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The North Ridgeville School Board approved a resolution requesting the state board of education move away from relying so heavily on standardized testing when it finalizes its plan for state education standards which must align with the federal Every Student Succeed Act.

ESSA was signed into federal law in December of 2015. It replaced the No Child Left Behind Act and was designed …Read More