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  Consolidation Of Elementary And Middle Schools  
  ‘Downsizing’ High School Among Concepts Heard At Forum:   July 2, 2015 Edition  
     The Boardman Local School District concluded a three-day ‘visioning’ seminar last Friday with many of the 60 people who attended suggesting the local school system should collaborate more in the classroom---In other words students should study/work together in small groups, and teachers should ‘pair-up’ when delivering their lessons or providing other classroom duties.
      The visioning seminar was directed by Harvard graduate and educational planner, Dr. Frank Locker, who touted what he called “21st Century Schools.”
      The local school system paid Locker $22,000 to oversee the seminar.
      Locker said that 21st Century schools will shift from “teacher-centered learning to student-centered learning,” and “the end of the classroom as we know it.”
      Locker’s three-day event was staged in light of an...Read More >>
  Boardman Park’s Fireworks Show July 10  
  July 2, 2015 Edition  
     Due to heavy rains, Boardman Park has moved its annual Fourth of July fireworks show and concert to Fri., July 10 following the Air Force Band of Flight concert at the Maag Outdoor Arts Theater. The concert will get underway at 7:00 p.m., followed by the fireworks display.
  Motion Contesting Validity Of Results Of DNA Testing Was Withdrawn Before Date Rape Trial Began  
  Jay Dana Trial:   June 25, 2015 Edition  
     “The issue for the trial court is
      not whether the testimony is
      correct, but whether the
      underlying data, methods and
      processes are such that they can be trusted to generate reliable
      information,” Atty. Ingram asserted.
      Citing an Ohio evidenciary rule, counsel said “the goal...is to keep ‘junk science’ from the jury and thereby promote reliability in the
      process of arriving at a verdict.”
      Former Center Middle School teacher and coach, Jay Dana, 58, acknowledged in a plea agreement reached last week that he was guilty in the date rapes of three woman, two in 2006 and another in 2011.
      In signing the plea agreement, Dana...Read More >>
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