|Education Briefs: 08-18-12|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 18 August 2012 08:05|
BG board meets Tuesday
The Bowling Green Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Bowling Green Performing Arts Center Lobby, 540 West Poe Road.
Homeschoolers share books
PERRYSBURG - Way Library is presenting a program for homeschoolers on Aug. 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Children of all ages are welcome to participate in a book share. Parents are encouraged to attend, too.
Youngsters will be asked to give a brief description of a book read during the summer.
This is a good opportunity for homeschoolers to practice speaking in front of a group. Students will also be exposed to other book titles which might be of interest to them.
The Homeschoolers' Book Talk will be held on Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. for ages 8-12. The book under discussion will be "Frindle" by Andrew Clements. This tells the humorous story of boy who invents a new word for a pen. The new term spreads like wildfire in spite of efforts by his teacher to put a stop to its popularity. Copies of the book are available for check out at the children's desk.
Afternoon Adventures will be offered on Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. for children ages 5-7. Learn the science of bubbles through experiments and discussion. Online registration is required.
On Sept. 24 at 1:30 play Language Arts Games. This is for ages 8-12. Review concepts including capitalization, punctuation, and parts of speech in game format. Online registration is required.
In addition to the above programs, homeschooled children are also welcome to attend regularly scheduled programs such as Story Times, FLASH, and Young Adult activities. These are listed on the monthly calendars, found on the library's Web page. Most require online registration.
Register online at www.waylibrary.info or call (419) 874-3135, ext. 116.
State auditor's phone for Columbus school tips fills up
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A special hotline for anonymous telephone tips about record tampering in Columbus schools has filled up quickly.
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's office says capacity has been increased since the line opened Thursday. It was initially set up to hold 20 calls and got 19 calls the first night.
Yost has been investigating schools including the Columbus district for allegedly manipulating attendance and enrollment records to improve academic results. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Yost believed employees needed an anonymous line because of pressure not to discuss any wrongdoing.
The district says the superintendent had asked for the auditor's help, and sent out a memo to district employees informing them of the confidential hotline.
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