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School admins support change to state report cards

School admins support change to state report cards

Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal | The superintendent of a district with a level of poverty so high that all students are eligible for free meals said the report card puts them at an immediate ...
/ legislation, Ohio Report Card
Announcing a public service announcement for K-12 Schools:  “The Future Depends on Teachers”

Announcing a public service announcement for K-12 Schools:  “The Future Depends on Teachers”

Full press release available from the Ohio Department of Education. The Ohio Department of Education, in partnership with TEACH, is excited to announce “The Future Depends on Teachers ,” a new public service announcement campaign ...
Foodbanks Are Preparing Summer Food Programs For Ohio's Kids

Foodbanks Are Preparing Summer Food Programs For Ohio’s Kids

Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Bureau | Ohio Association of Foodbanks Executive Director Lisa Hamler Fugitt says many school buildings that usually provide summer meals won’t be able to do that this year due to coronavirus ...
/ food-nutrition
Columbus area school districts see spikes in potential graduation rates with law adjusting requirements

Columbus area school districts see spikes in potential graduation rates with law adjusting requirements

Lisa Rantala, WSYX | During a year of education struggle, some school districts are on track for spiking graduation rates due to a new law passed last month. Several suburban districts in central Ohio are ...
/ Central Ohio, graduation
Proposals would change school report cards, in very different ways

Proposals would change school report cards, in very different ways

Jeremy P. Kelley, Dayton Daily News | Two competing bills to revamp the K-12 state report card for schools have been introduced, but a state school board committee declined this week to endorse either of ...
/ legislation, Ohio Report Card
Seven on short list for Ravenna superintendent including Ravenna, Streetsboro principals

Seven on short list for Ravenna superintendent including Ravenna, Streetsboro principals

Diane Smith, Record-Courier | Seven people, including principals in Ravenna and Streetsboro, will be interviewed for Ravenna School District's superintendent vacancy in the weeks ahead. Record-Courier: Seven on short list for Ravenna superintendent including Ravenna, Streetsboro ...
/ leadership, NE Ohio
‘The People’s Budget.’ Advocates call for tax code, education changes in new state budget

‘The People’s Budget.’ Advocates call for tax code, education changes in new state budget

Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal | Elected officials and local advocates are calling for state budget changes that emphasize issues spotlighted during the pandemic, including economic inequality and education system flaws. Ohio Capital Journal: ‘The ...
/ finance-funding, legislation
North Olmsted City Schools Superintendent set to retire at end of school year

North Olmsted City Schools Superintendent set to retire at end of school year

John Benson, cleveland.com |
 After 33 years in education, North Olmsted City Schools Superintendent Michael E. Zalar announced his retirement effective this summer. A superintendent for 12 years, Zalar came to North Olmsted City Schools ...
/ leadership, NE Ohio
Chagrin Falls school board down to three finalists for superintendent's job

Chagrin Falls school board down to three finalists for superintendent’s job

Ed Wittenberg, cleveland.com | They are Aireane Curtis, superintendent of Windham Exempted Village Schools; Maura Horgan, director of curriculum and staff development for Newark City Schools; and Jennifer Penczarski, superintendent of Kenton City Schools. Cleveland.com: ...
/ leadership, NE Ohio
Columbus City Schools Returning Students To Classrooms Full-Time This Fall

Columbus City Schools Returning Students To Classrooms Full-Time This Fall

Debbie Holmes, WOSU | Superintendent Talisa Dixon announced at a Columbus Board of Education meeting Wednesday that the district would return to classrooms full-time for the next school year. She plans to release more details ...
Ohio State Fair Will Be Closed To Public In 2021

Ohio State Fair Will Be Closed To Public In 2021

Gabe Rosenberg, ideastream | On Thursday, the Ohio Expositions Commission announced that the festival, which begins July 19 at the state fairgrounds in Columbus, won't offer its usual slate of rides, concerts, live entertainment, food ...
/ coronavirus
Ohio K-12 schools report lowest weekly increase in COVID-19 cases in 6 months

Ohio K-12 schools report lowest weekly increase in COVID-19 cases in 6 months

Ben Orner, WCMH | Ohio’s K-12 schools on Thursday reported their lowest weekly increase in COVID-19 cases since Oct. 8, tallying just 797 new cumulative cases among students and staff members. WCMH: Ohio K-12 schools ...
/ coronavirus
First Round of FAFSA 21 Funding Announced

First Round of FAFSA 21 Funding Announced

The Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Department of Education announced the awards today as part of their recently launched FAFSA 21 initiative ...
/ finance-funding
70 school districts preparing to sue Ohio over private school vouchers

70 school districts preparing to sue Ohio over private school vouchers

Laura Hancock, cleveland.com | About 70 Ohio school districts plan to sue the state over the laws that allow vouchers for private school tuition, arguing that it results in an educational system that’s unconstitutional. Cleveland.com: ...
/ legal, voucher
Rocky River High School investigation leads five teachers to resign, one to retire: What the district found

Rocky River High School investigation leads five teachers to resign, one to retire: What the district found

Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com | Rocky River schools Superintendent Michael Shoaf released results from an investigation into high school staff members accused of inappropriately discussing a student, which led to five teachers resigning and one retiring ...
/ HR, NE Ohio
DeWine plan keeps Ohio children with complex behavioral issues in parents' custody

DeWine plan keeps Ohio children with complex behavioral issues in parents’ custody

Darrel Rowland, The Columbus Dispatch via The Cincinnati Enquirer | Monday, Gov. Mike DeWine rolled out a $1 billion program designed to go a long way toward achieving that goal. It’s called OhioRISE, which stands ...
/ health/wellness
Miami County voters to decide on levies for schools, libraries, arts

Miami County voters to decide on levies for schools, libraries, arts

Jeremy Kelley, Dayton Daily News | The May 4 election in Miami County includes three tax levies that mention school districts, but only one of the three is actually a school levy. The Troy school ...
/ Dayton-Metro, levy
State Consolidating Health Orders To Go 'Back To Basics'

State Consolidating Health Orders To Go ‘Back To Basics’

Andy Chow, Statehouse News Bureau | The Ohio Department of Health is issuing a new health order to pull back existing regulations and encompass most of the restrictions into one larger order. Statehouse News: State ...
/ coronavirus
Ohio will use Pfizer to vaccinate 16, 17-year-old students at school before summer break

Ohio will use Pfizer to vaccinate 16, 17-year-old students at school before summer break

Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com | Ohio health departments and vaccine providers should reach out to schools to make plans to offer the coronavirus vaccine to 16 or 17-year-olds, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Monday. Cleveland.com: ...
/ vaccine
Dublin City Schools hires Hilliard City Schools superintendent to same position

Dublin City Schools hires Hilliard City Schools superintendent to same position

Jarrod Clay, WSYX | At a special meeting Monday evening, the Dublin City Schools Board of Education voted to hire Dr. John Marschhausen as its new superintendent. At Monday's meeting, Marschhausen presented the board of ...
/ Central Ohio, leadership
Bill would change how property tax levies are worded for voters

Bill would change how property tax levies are worded for voters

Nick Blizzard, Dayton Daily News | Ohio House Bill 140 calls for ballot language to be written in a way that would tell voters what levies would cost the owner of a home valued at ...
/ legislation, levy
Nationwide Children's to host COVID vaccine clinics for teens in central Ohio high schools

Nationwide Children’s to host COVID vaccine clinics for teens in central Ohio high schools

Alissa Widman Neese, The Columbus Dispatch | Starting Wednesday, Nationwide Children's Hospital will host vaccine clinics in Franklin County high schools to help provide teens age 16, 17 and 18 with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations. Nobody younger ...
/ Central Ohio, vaccine
Ohio reports 854 new coronavirus cases in K-12 students, 145 in staff for week of March 22

Ohio reports 854 new coronavirus cases in K-12 students, 145 in staff for week of March 22

Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com | Cases statewide plateaued last week, and are now ticking up, Ohio Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said on Thursday ...
/ coronavirus
A Push for Peace Officer Training For Teachers Carrying Firearms Is Underway

A Push for Peace Officer Training For Teachers Carrying Firearms Is Underway

Tonisha Johnson, Spectrum News 1 | Rep. Thomas Hall (R), of Butler County wants to make changes surrounding the training of armed teachers and staff. Senate Bill 317, which stripped peace officer training requirements for ...
/ legislation, school safety
Ohio lawmakers want to ban transgender athletes in women’s sports

Ohio lawmakers want to ban transgender athletes in women’s sports

Laura Bischoff, Dayton Daily News | Lawmakers in more than 20 states, including Ohio, are pushing bills to block transgender athletes from participating in school sports ...
/ equity, legislation, sports
DeWine channels vaccines to colleges, workplaces to speed up rollout

DeWine channels vaccines to colleges, workplaces to speed up rollout

Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal | Ohio will surge doses into college campuses and private workplaces as an effort to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday ...
/ Higher Ed, vaccine
Controversial Higher Ed Reform Bill Draws Criticism

Controversial Higher Ed Reform Bill Draws Criticism

Tonisha Johnson, Spectrum News 1 | Right now, higher education proponents want clarity on Senate Bill 135. So far, Bruce Johnson, the president of the Inter-University Council of Ohio, and Todd Jones, the president of ...
/ Higher Ed
See Ohio schools’ plans to address learning gaps left by coronavirus pandemic

See Ohio schools’ plans to address learning gaps left by coronavirus pandemic

Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com | Ohio’s schools are submitting plans to address student needs after the coronavirus pandemic, including what to do with summer learning, with an April 1 deadline set by Gov. Mike DeWine ...
/ curriculum
Pandemic disparities mirrored pre-existing conditions for low-income families, minorities, report shows

Pandemic disparities mirrored pre-existing conditions for low-income families, minorities, report shows

Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal | An annual report analyzing how children faired in the nation in the last year showed harrowing effects from COVID-19, but mainly found the same disparities that existed before the ...
/ equity
Ohio in discussions about college campus vaccinations before summer break

Ohio in discussions about college campus vaccinations before summer break

Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com | Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was on a call Friday with the presidents of Ohio colleges, discussing vaccination plans for students as the semester finishes. Ohio in discussions about college campus vaccinations ...
/ Higher Ed, vaccine
Columbus high schools reopen without police officers for first time in 25 years

Columbus high schools reopen without police officers for first time in 25 years

Alissa Widman Neese, The Columbus Dispatch | For the first time in 25 years, city police officers won't be walking the halls with students. And while that could change someday, it won't happen this academic ...
/ Central Ohio, school safety
Ohio students become finalists for the International Science & Engineering Fair

Ohio students become finalists for the International Science & Engineering Fair

The Highland County Press | A total of 95 students from 39 high schools competed at the Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair for the opportunity to advance to the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair ...
/ science, STEM-STEAM
Rocky River police reopen investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct by high school teachers

Rocky River police reopen investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct by high school teachers

Dave DeNatale, WKYC | Just days after declining to file charges in the case of alleged inappropriate conduct by high school teachers, the Rocky River Police Department has announced that it is reopening its criminal ...
/ HR, NE Ohio
Toledo Public Schools to return to in-person learning 5 days a week April 19

Toledo Public Schools to return to in-person learning 5 days a week April 19

Bri’on Whiteside, The Toledo Blade | For Toledo Public Schools students, the long wait of returning to full in-person instruction is coming to a close as district officials Monday announced plans to bring all of ...
/ NW Ohio, re-opening schools
Columbus schools’ fight for taxes on affordable housing spurs state legislation

Columbus schools’ fight for taxes on affordable housing spurs state legislation

Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal | Both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly unanimously passed legislation that would exempt providers of affordable housing for people with substance abuse or mental health disorders from property taxes ...
/ finance-funding, legislation
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