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YOUNGSTOWN Local educators debate voucher decision

The Supreme Court ruling could renew efforts to expand vouchers to other states and communities,

YOUNGSTOWN Local educators debate voucher decision

The court ruling could renew efforts to expand vouchers to other communities, including possibly

Executive's bumpy ride at YSU comes to an end

A top administrator for more than two decades, G.L. Mears retires this week. By RON COLE

PROFICIENCY TESTS Scores follow state trend

Eagle Heights scored well above Legacy Academy, but the public schools bested both. By RON COLE

NEOUCOM Retiring president led school's unprecedented growth

Robert Blacklow's 10-year tenure is about double the national average for medical school chiefs.

MAHONING VALLEY SCHOOLS 52% pass proficiency test on 1st try

By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER More than half of Mahoning Valley eighth-graders passed

Trustees give approval to new vice president

President Sweet estimates the moves will save about $100,000. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION

YSU Trustees give approval to new vice president

President Sweet estimates the moves will save about $100,000. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION

ROOTSTOWN NEOUCOM chooses first woman president

NEOUCOM's new president has degrees in medicine, law and business administration. By RON COLE

YSU Computer training levels off

To get hands-on experience, YSU students are doing computer networking projects for local agencies.

In Valley, 91% pass Ohio reading test

Canfield posted the highest scores on the fourth- and sixth-grade proficiency tests. By RON COLE

YSU Enrollment keeps rising

It's the third consecutive semester that enrollment has increased. By RON COLE VINDICATOR

MAHONING VALLEY What's in a name? For many schools, something simplistic is the best route

Most area school leaders are taking the generic route when naming new school buildings. By RON

What's in a name? For many schools, something simplistic is the best route

Most area school leaders are taking the generic route when naming new school buildings. By RON

YOUNGSTOWN Upcoming demolition of school prompts nostalgia from alumni

Harding and Taft elementary schools will be demolished this summer and replaced. By RON COLE

YOUNGSTOWN Choice of diversity official disappoints some at YSU

Leon Stennis says his work as Vindicator religion editor gives him practical experience with

NEW HOPE ACADEMY After giving school six years, principal to call it quits soon

By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Six years ago, Sylvia Imler was ready to

YOUNGSTOWN Educator: Let's get parents involved

Adults must be better models of behavior, said the leader of an effort to promote character in the

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Web site will give updates on building projects

The Web site also will be used to help recruit minorities into construction jobs. By RON COLE

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Web site to give project updates

The Web site also will be used to help recruit minorities into construction jobs. By RON COLE

MAHONING VALLEY Group aims to unify education boosters

The no-name group hopes to raise the region's low education levels. By RON COLE VINDICATOR

Liberty seniors' friendship transcends politics

Two Liberty seniors showed that their differing positions on the Mideast conflict need not tear them

YSU Debate over faculty salaries reignites

Salaries for YSU's full professors fall slightly below the national average. By RON COLE

Use of Anthem windfall sparks debate

Employee groups say they deserve a piece of the multimillion-dollar pie from insurance proceeds.

OHIO CHARTER SCHOOLS Official: Report is no surprise

By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Ohio's top educator isn't surprised by a

Program leaders report on improvement effort

The district has improved in 10 of 16 targeted academic areas, and lost ground in six. By RON COLE

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Leaders report on improvement effort

The district has improved in 10 of 16 targeted academic areas, and lost ground in six. By RON COLE

OHIO SCHOOLS Taft's rep makes area visit

Teachers across the state are concerned that their schools aren't funded properly. By RON COLE

YOUNGSTOWN YSU resists plea to allow alcohol

YSU prohibits alcohol in all five of its resident halls, even if a student is 21. By RON COLE

This year, English Fest has Southern accents

A contingent of South Carolinians is making its way here. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION

YSU New dean at school of education

A former local schoolteacher and principal takes YSU's top education post. By RON COLE

YOUNGSTOWN East eighth-graders feast on books

The school district hopes to expand the literacy initiative to all eighth-graders. By RON COLE

MAHONING VALLEY SCHOOLS Data show disciplinary actions

The state said there are inconsistencies with the data and cautioned against comparing school

YOUNGSTOWN School for learning disabled gets charter status

It's the sixth charter school in Youngstown. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER

YOUNGSTOWN Board focuses on academics

Only two districts in Ohio met fewer performance standards on the 2002 state report card. By RON

MAHONING CO. Internet charter school to open

Ohio's three Internet schools will receive about $600,000 this year for enrolling 114 children from

YOUNGSTOWN School to open $4M building

The school will add fourth, fifth and sixth grades over the next three years. By RON COLE

YSU Task force decides to keep meeting

Some of the auditor's 168 recommendations already have been implemented. By RON COLE VINDICATOR

YSU Changes affect student elections

'Dr. Sweet is just attempting to exert some kind of undue authority,' the Student Government

YSU New rules affect student elections

'Dr. Sweet is just attempting to exert some kind of undue authority,' the Student Government

YSU With rise in tuition, officials expect students to use loan fund

What are you going to do?' one YSU student said about the tuition increase. By RON COLE

YSU Labor relations are poor, union official reports

Five months before contracts expire, YSU union leaders vent about relations with the administration.

YOUNGSTOWN Employee unions accuse YSU of setting back labor relations

A university spokesman characterized the move as a postponement, not a withdrawal. By RON COLE

YOUNGSTOWN YSU labor relations program halts, causing disappointment

YSU management demanded that the unions remove an administrator's name from a suggestion. The unions

YOUNGSTOWN Wick-Pollock Inn feud to be decided by court

The hotel has sat vacant for 31/2 years. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER YOUNGSTOWN --

YOUNGSTOWN Planner to aid city and YSU

Hunter Morrison left Cleveland's planning department after his wife, Jane Campbell, became mayor.

YOUNGSTOWN Planner to help city, university work together

Hunter Morrison left Cleveland's planning department after his wife, Jane Campbell, became mayor.

New Catholic schools chief brings experience

Enrollment in Charlotte's Catholic schools nearly doubled under Michael Skube's leadership. By RON

What's best age to start school?

With kindergarten more demanding than ever, some educators recommend younger children wait a year

YSU State grant elates officials

The reallocation won't affect the city's civic center proposal. By RON COLE VINDICATOR EDUCATION

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