The Oberlin Review

Ohio State Report Card downgraded Oberlin City Schools from a C rating to a D rating after reviewing key academic performance statistics.

Oberlin City Schools Receive Poor Report Card

September 20, 2019

Oberlin City Schools received a D rating on its School Report Card released by the Ohio Department of Education last week. This is down from last year’s C rating. The Ohio School Report Card measures the performances of public school districts across the state. A district’s letter grade is calculated using multiple predictors, including achievement, progress, and career preparedness. Oberlin City Schools Director of Curriculum William Baylis expressed that the D rating was deeply upsetting....

Accessibility to Philosophy Will Positively Affect Field

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

November 10, 2017

The role of college students in the Oberlin community has long been hotly debated. So, too, has been the lack of the diversity in the field of philosophy. Though these two issues may seem unrelated, the new Philosophy in the Schools Practicum has made a great start in addressing both. Spearheaded by Chair of the Philosophy Department Katherine Thomson-Jones, the PHITS class is a course in both philosophy and education. Every week, the 16 Oberlin students enrolled in PHITS go to Eastwood Elementary School in Oberlin and teach three classrooms of second graders and one of first graders. There, the college students read a children’s book, like Morris the Moose or The Giving Tree, to the class and then facilitate a phi...

District Hires New Assistant Superintendent

Willa Rubin

May 6, 2016

Throughout the past year, Oberlin City Schools Board of Education has been working through the process of replacing the district’s current school buildings with more efficient facilities. The current school buildings are not serving the community in healthy ways, board members say, and it’s time for a change. John Monteleone has been selected as Oberlin City Schools’ new assistant superintendent, the most recent change the school board has made. He is currently serving as principal at Washington Elementary School in Lorain and is set to take office come August. As assistant superintendent, Monteleone will organize teacher professional development, testing and monitoring and reporting on gifted students. He...

Graphical representations of Oberlin’s potential new school are shown. A bond for constructing a new pre-K through fifth grade school building may be put on the November ballot.

School Board to Campaign for Construction Bond

April 1, 2016

After years of deliberation, the Oberlin Board of Education is preparing to vote on a bond issue that would fund the replacement of the Prospect and Eastwood elementary school buildings with a new pre-K through fifth grade facility. If approved, the roughly $16.5 million bond could find its way onto the November ballot. The school board originally planned to include the bond in last November’s election but felt the need to address a backlog of other issues first, said Board President Ken...

Local News Bulletin

February 26, 2016

Youth Council Resurgence After almost 15 years of inactivity, Oberlin City’s Youth Council has reformed. The group provides a platform for youth, including College students, to address the issues that they recognize in Oberlin. The Council has two clearly defined goals: to increase access to Philips gym and to increase public transportation services. Members want to see gym discounts for residents and for the center to open its doors to high school athletes. Meanwhile, access to jobs, colleges and doctor’s appointments are limited because of the lack of public transportation in Oberlin. Re-entry Program Review Next Steps Oberlin’s Salvation Army’s “49-9 Project” was founded in 2013. It is a program that ...

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