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Ohio’s tentative plan for vaccinating school staff

Statehouse News Bureau and WVXU | The state has a tentative plan for how it will roll out the next phase of vaccination. The group known as 1B includes people ...
Growing Up Poor In America - in places like Ohio

Growing Up Poor In America – in places like Ohio

Hear from Shawn, 13 of The Plains (southeast Ohio), Kyah, 14 of Columbus, and Laikyen, 12 of Marietta in the Frontline documentary, “Growing Up Poor in America.” As the country ...
The districts participating in the Ohio COVID-19 School Evaluation study

The districts participating in the Ohio COVID-19 School Evaluation study

Nine schools will participate in the Ohio COVID-19 School Evaluation study of how the coronavirus spreads in schools, using rapid tests to inform future decisions about social distancing and quarantining ...

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Ohio Department of Education Announces Summer Food Service Program

Ohio Department of Education Announces Summer Food Service Program

Full press release available from the Ohio Department of Education. To increase participation in summer meal programs, the Ohio Department of Education is seeking local nonprofit agencies to participate as sponsors or sites for this ...
Ohio's Early Child Care Providers 'Left Out' Of Vaccine Rollout

Ohio’s Early Child Care Providers ‘Left Out’ Of Vaccine Rollout

Jenny Hamel, ideastream | Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday his team will continue to evaluate the state’s COVID-19 vaccine priorities after early child care workers submitted a petition with 11,000 signatures asking to be included ...
/ early-learning, vaccine
Scarce COVID-19 vaccines mean Ohio teachers won't have same shot at first dose

Scarce COVID-19 vaccines mean Ohio teachers won’t have same shot at first dose

Jessie Balmert, Randy Ludlow, Cincinnati Enquirer | Because of a scarcity of vaccines, the state's 334,000 school teachers and staff will receive initial doses in stages. Cincinnati Public Schools will go first, starting on Thursday ...
/ vaccine
Ohio economists say return to school will boost the economy

Ohio economists say return to school will boost the economy

Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal | Gov. Mike DeWine is trying to get Ohio students back in the classroom by March and he plans to give adults who work in classroom settings priority access to ...
Cleveland learning pods help ESL learners during remote learning, but space, funding are limited

Cleveland learning pods help ESL learners during remote learning, but space, funding are limited

Conor Morris, The Land | This “learning pod” at the Cleveland nonprofit Esperanza, Inc. is fulfilling an important need for a small number of Hispanic Cleveland Metropolitan School District students during the pandemic: A safe ...
/ literacy, NE Ohio
New Kettering school program geared toward top in-demand medical jobs

New Kettering school program geared toward top in-demand medical jobs

Nick Blizzard, Dayton Daily News | A new medical assistance program is set to start in August at Fairmont’s expanded Career Technology Center at a time when federal labor projections show six of the top ...
/ Dayton-Metro
Teachers and staff awaiting vaccines

Teachers and staff awaiting vaccines

Kimberly Jenkins, Portsmouth Daily Times | “What the Governor charged the ESC’s with was to provide him with information regarding partners with each district,” Sandy Mers, The South Central Educational Service Center Superintendent said. Read ...
/ coronavirus, SE Ohio, vaccine
Meet the Ohio legislature's 'school voucher guy' who could reshape the state's education system

Meet the Ohio legislature’s ‘school voucher guy’ who could reshape the state’s education system

Anna Staver, The Columbus Dispatch | Matt Huffman, the newly minted Senate President, spent a substantial chunk of his political career introducing education bills. And his counterpart in the Ohio House, Speaker Bob Cupp, has ...
/ leadership, legislation
DeWine Orders $390 Million Ohio Budget Cut, But Adds Money For Education

DeWine Orders $390 Million Ohio Budget Cut, But Adds Money For Education

Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Bureau | Gov. Mike DeWine said when he made three quarters of a billion dollars in cuts to Medicaid and education last year, he thought the budget would be worse off ...
/ finance-funding
Tech Coordinator receives COVID Hero Award

Tech Coordinator receives COVID Hero Award

Kimberly Jenkins, Portsmouth Daily Times | When the pandemic struck schools last March, no one could have foreseen how much it would change how schools would be able to continue to educate students. One of ...
/ leadership, SE Ohio, tech
Ohio coalition wants state budget to focus on education, stability of children

Ohio coalition wants state budget to focus on education, stability of children

Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal | A coalition of groups from the children services, economic stability and education equity fields have come together to push budget priorities that focus on the youngest Ohioans ...
/ equity, finance-funding
Columbus City Schools: Teachers told vaccine rollout will be slow, accuse Gov. DeWine of bargaining with lives

Columbus City Schools: Teachers told vaccine rollout will be slow, accuse Gov. DeWine of bargaining with lives

Lisa Rantala, WSYX | CCS is now prioritizing staff on who will receive the first shots as the district transitions to a hybrid learning model for its elementary school students, career tech kids and students ...
/ Central Ohio, coronavirus, vaccine
Ohio school coronavirus cases decrease after record high a week ago

Ohio school coronavirus cases decrease after record high a week ago

Ben Orner, WCMH | The Ohio Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,793 new COVID-19 cases in the week ending this past Sunday, bringing the state’s total this school year to 48,009. Thursday’s increase is ...
/ coronavirus
Ohio’s Nominees for National Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award

Ohio’s Nominees for National Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award

COLUMBUS, OHIO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria together with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today honored Cerssandra McPherson, a paraprofessional working with special education students in the Toledo Public School System, and Barbara ...
Teachers unions push DeWine to support schools without ‘coerced preconditions’

Teachers unions push DeWine to support schools without ‘coerced preconditions’

Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal | Eight teachers’ unions throughout the state are pushing Gov. Mike DeWine to rethink his timeline for school reopening and vaccine distribution ...
/ HR, vaccine
Ohio schools prepare for COVID vaccine rollout Feb. 1

Ohio schools prepare for COVID vaccine rollout Feb. 1

Alissa Widman Neese, The Columbus Dispatch | To prepare for the rollout, area school leaders are doing what's necessary to save their employees a spot in line — including committing to in-person learning in some ...
/ coronavirus, re-opening schools, vaccine
Financial assistance for Ohio students who rely on free, reduced meals extended through end of school year

Financial assistance for Ohio students who rely on free, reduced meals extended through end of school year

WLWT | Ohio families with students who rely on free and reduced meals will continue to receive money to buy food through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program through the end of the school year, ...
/ food-nutrition
TPS students to return to hybrid learning next month

TPS students to return to hybrid learning next month

Bri’on Whiteside, The Toledo Blade | According to TPS officials, the district is planning to re-open its doors for a hybrid schedule of learning — meaning students will attend in-person with one day of the ...
/ NW Ohio, re-opening schools
Dayton school board extends Lolli’s contract, with raise

Dayton school board extends Lolli’s contract, with raise

Jeremy P. Kelley, Dayton Daily News | Dayton’s school board voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the contract of Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli for another two years, through July 2023, with little comment from the board. Lolli ...
/ Dayton-Metro, leadership
Majority of K-12 schools agree to in-person schooling by March, per state vaccination condition

Majority of K-12 schools agree to in-person schooling by March, per state vaccination condition

Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal | As plans form for the vaccination of school personnel, Gov. Mike DeWine said an overwhelming majority of districts have agreed to have at least partial in-person instruction in place ...
/ coronavirus, re-opening schools, vaccine
Dayton Public Schools define steps in new graduation system

Dayton Public Schools define steps in new graduation system

Jeremy P. Kelley, Dayton Daily News | The new state graduation rules, which are complicated, are an option for current juniors and seniors, and are mandatory for the class of 2023 and beyond. To earn ...
/ Dayton-Metro, graduation
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Racism & Social Injustice Virtual Town Hall Series

Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Racism & Social Injustice Virtual Town Hall Series

The Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) is hosting its first Town Hall meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 7-8 p.m. (EDT). The topic of this Town Hall meeting is "Racism & ...
/ math, social-justice
New Initiative to Tackle K-12 Mental Health Emergency Room Visit Spike

New Initiative to Tackle K-12 Mental Health Emergency Room Visit Spike

Tonisha Johnson, Spectrum News 1 | Nearly a year into the pandemic, the struggles kids ages 5 to 17 face are showing up in emergency rooms. “Everyone is experiencing significantly higher depression, anxiety scans (and) ...
/ health/wellness
Husted Announces Broadband Connectivity Pilot Project at Rural School District, Expanding Broadband to Several Ohio Communities in NW Ohio

Husted Announces Broadband Connectivity Pilot Project at Rural School District, Expanding Broadband to Several Ohio Communities in NW Ohio

InnovateOhio | Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of InnovateOhio, today visited Riverside Local School District in Logan County to announce the launch of several innovative projects at the school that are funded through Ohio’s K-12 ...
/ tech
State Board of Education Challenged on Performance Expectations

State Board of Education Challenged on Performance Expectations

Tonisha Johnson, Spectrum News 1 | The Ohio State Board of Education is facing new criticism for what the Campaign for African American Achievement and the Ohio NAACP said is a failure to treat Black ...
/ curriculum, equity, ESSA
Columbus: Less than 20% of seniors 'on track' to graduate at 4 different CCS high schools

Columbus: Less than 20% of seniors ‘on track’ to graduate at 4 different CCS high schools

Lisa Rantala, WSYX | On a request made last month, CCS released graduation data this week. It indicates 10% of seniors at Columbus Downtown High School now meet the requirements to graduate. 12% are currently ...
/ attendance, Central Ohio, graduation
Record 6,500 new coronavirus cases reported in Ohio schools this week

Record 6,500 new coronavirus cases reported in Ohio schools this week

Ben Orner, WCMH | The previous record increase was on Dec. 17 when ODH reported 5,281 new cases. Ohio schools have reported 44,216 cases since this school year began. Cumulative COVID-19 cases reported by Ohio ...
/ coronavirus
Ohio Board of Education member speaks on participation in ‘Stop the Steal’ event

Ohio Board of Education member speaks on participation in ‘Stop the Steal’ event

Jake Zuckerman, WKYC and Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal | An Ohio Board of Education member said she merely walked, prayed and waved her American flag on the trip she organized to U.S. Capitol the ...
/ leadership
Columbus to reopen schools to some students Feb. 1, but union wants COVID vaccines first

Columbus to reopen schools to some students Feb. 1, but union wants COVID vaccines first

Alissa Widman Neese, Columbus Dispatch | Before Columbus City Schools reopens buildings to some students Feb. 1, the union representing more than 4,000 teachers and other employees said Wednesday evening it wants the initial round ...
Coronavirus vaccine distribution for school staff in Cuyahoga County could utilize ‘pods,’ but timeline in flux

Coronavirus vaccine distribution for school staff in Cuyahoga County could utilize ‘pods,’ but timeline in flux

Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com | Cuyahoga County could roll out coronavirus vaccines to school teachers and staff in “pods,” similar to the system set up at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, where patients go through drive-thru bays ...
/ coronavirus, NE Ohio, vaccine
'Kirsten Hill goes to Washington': Ohio Board of Education member from Amherst who organized bus trip to D.C. responds to criticism

‘Kirsten Hill goes to Washington’: Ohio Board of Education member from Amherst who organized bus trip to D.C. responds to criticism

WKYC Staff, Jake Zuckerman (Ohio Capital Journal), WKYC | Amherst resident Kirsten Hill released a statement to 3News on Wednesday titled "Kirsten Hill goes to Washington" and laid out the reasons why she decided to ...
/ leadership
All Superintendents Plan To Sign March 1 Pledge To Get Vaccines For School Workers

All Superintendents Plan To Sign March 1 Pledge To Get Vaccines For School Workers

Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau | Superintendents from Ohio’s more than 600 districts will all sign the forms, said Kevin Miller with the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. He said they're "very, very happy across ...
/ coronavirus, vaccine
Akron Public Schools plans to opt-in to vaccine, in-person schooling

Akron Public Schools plans to opt-in to vaccine, in-person schooling

Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com | Superintendent David James will need to assess how many staff are interested in the vaccine and communicate with the state the district’s intent to return to buildings after the vaccine. James ...
/ coronavirus, NE Ohio, Ohio8, vaccine
Columbus City Schools to resume sports practices Friday

Columbus City Schools to resume sports practices Friday

Alissa Widman Neese, Columbus Dispatch | Columbus City Schools winter athletes can resume practicing Friday, following nearly two months without any activity. The move by district administrators goes against the recommendations of local health departments, ...
/ Central Ohio, coronavirus, sports
Ohio Education Association Looks for Answers After Member Organized Bus Trip to Capitol Riots

Ohio Education Association Looks for Answers After Member Organized Bus Trip to Capitol Riots

Lydia Taylor, Spectrum News 1 | The Ohio Education Association (OEA) is looking for answers after they discovered that a state school board member attended the riots at the Capitol Jan. 6. The union, which ...
/ leadership
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