Mansfield City And Madison Local Match Area In School Report Cards

15 Sep , 2016  

Across north central Ohio, there were very few bright spots as the State of Ohio Department of Education released school district report cards this morning.

Both Mansfield City and Madison Local Schools earned an overall “F” for indicators met, however this was a common occurrence not only in Richland but in the north central Ohio area. The Mansfield News Journal reported this morning that 14 districts in Richland, Ashland, and Crawford Counties received “Fs”. More…


OSU Trained Literacy Coaches Make A Difference

15 Sep , 2016  

Pat Gordon’s passion for developing literacy initiatives that improve student achievement burns as intensely as it did when she first began working with the Ohio State University in Columbus more than 20 years ago.

An elementary teacher in Mansfield City Schools for nearly 30 years before retiring two years ago, Gordon was the first district teacher to complete training through OSU’s Literacy Collaborative. The program is a nationally recognized, research-based instructional method for teaching reading and writing. Since then, other district teachers have joined Gordon as certified literacy coaches after completing the year-long training required by OSU. More…


After School Tutoring Available At Senior High

14 Sep , 2016  

There’s plenty of free after-school tutoring help at Mansfield Senior High School for students who want it.

Study Table opened last week in the media center. Staffed by faculty members, it is available from 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students may work on their own but if they need help they may turn to one of the teachers on site.

Intervention classes for students who need to pass any or all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test were offered Monday in five different subject-area rooms. Classes taught by faculty are scheduled from 2:50 to 4:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday in these rooms: reading, 1416; math, 2113; writing, 1415; science 1307 or 2410, social studies, 1323. More…


A Video Invitation To Meet Harriet Beecher Stowe

13 Sep , 2016  

Makes plans now to attend “A Visit with Harriet Beecher Stowe,” taking place on Tuesday, October 4 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in Founders Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University – Mansfield. Portrayed by reenactor Susan Kahrl, the presentation is sponsored by the school’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, with funding by the Office of Student Engagement. More…

Downtown, Schools

Checking Out A Wifi Hotspot

11 Sep , 2016  

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library is certainly keeping up with the times. So much so, in fact, that patrons can actually take the library’s internet access with them as they go home.

A duly registered account and appropriate identification will enable the checkout of mobile wifi hotspots. These devices, which utilize the T-Mobile network, gives access to laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and other devices.

Basic usage guidelines include the following: More…

All About Richland, Schools

Monarch Migration Open House At OSUM

10 Sep , 2016  

Many Ohioans are concerned with the plight of the monarch butterfly and its declining populations. Would you like to learn more about monarch butterflies and how to provide a habitat for pollinators? Stop by this free event and get all your questions answered while enjoying snacks, conversations with experts, and the chance to win door prizes. We will also be giving away milkweed seed packets. More…


OSUM Alum Wins National Award

9 Sep , 2016  

Alumni Christopher Brown was awarded the American Bar Association’s national “Up and Comer” Award at the Jefferson Fordham Society Luncheon August 5. Brown, who majored in English at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, is currently deputy law director for the city of Mansfield. After completing his law degree at the University of Cincinnati, he returned to Richland County to dedicate himself to public service and the practice of law. More can be read here.

Source: The Ohio State University – Mansfield


State administrator urges Mansfield City Schools to improve performance

9 Sep , 2016  

 On his last day with the Ohio Department of Education an associate state superintendent urged Mansfield City Schools staff on Friday to adopt a sense of urgency about improving the district’s academic performance.

Lonny Rivera, who served as interim state superintendent of public instruction earlier this year, was the keynote speaker to open daylong professional development sessions for teachers, administrators and support staff. Rivera emphasized the importance of improvement to avoid a state takeover of the district academic program, such as what has occurred in the Youngstown City Schools.    “If things don’t improve within the next two years, the same thing could happen here,” he said. “Teamwork can achieve improvement. It’s the folks in this room that will make it happen.”

Read the entire story here.