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Colleague backs Cosgrove for VA post
Other headlines:  Lawmakers approve changes to teacher evaluations, graduation requirements; Ohio doubles earthquake detection network
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Lawmakers approve changes to teacher evaluations
  • Ohio doubles earthquake detection network
  • Colleague backs Cosgrove for VA post
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove is the White House’s top pick to head the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

    The Clinic is not issuing a statement at this time.

    Cosgrove is former heart surgeon who’s led the Cleveland Clinic since 2004.

    James Weinstein, CEO of New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical system is a long-time collaborator with Cosgrove.  He says the Clinic’s pioneering use of healthcare information is badly needed at the VA.

    Weinstein says, “I think there’s a tremendous opportunity to use that to look at the value and outcomes of care for our veterans and I’d like to see much more transparency in that reporting. I think Toby would be an advocate for that.”

    Toby Cosgrove was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

    The VA operates the nation's largest health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals and other facilities. The Cleveland Clinic is Ohio's second largest employer.

     
    Lawmakers approve changes to teacher evaluations, graduation requirements
    Ohio lawmakers reached an agreement over teacher evaluations among other last minute deals as the legislature winds down for summer break.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that under a deal reached yesterday, top-ranked teachers will be evaluated every three years and those rated “skilled” every two years.

    Teachers in the bottom two categories still would get annual evaluations.

    Also part of the wide ranging education bill changes student graduation requirements.  Instead of a a single graduation test, students in the Class of 2018 will need to pass seven end-of-course exams or meet other college-readiness requirements.


    Ohio doubles earthquake detection network
    State officials are installing nearly two dozen mobile seismic detectors throughout Northeast Ohio to monitor possible earth quakes from deep-well waste injection. 

    Recent earthquakes in the region have been linked to the disposal of fracking waste in injection wells. 

    The Beacon Journal reports that the state has installed 19 of a planned 23 new seismic detectors near injection wells in seven counties.  Private drillers have added another eight monitors. 

    The state is working with a California-based consulting firm to monitor seismic activity. 

    A separate state-run network has an additional 29 seismic detectors.

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