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OSU Makes Policy Changes To Meet Sexual Abuse Settlement

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The university provided its first quarterly update Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Education under a September settlement agreement. The pact ended a federal inquiry into the school's handling of sexual abuse cases.
October 16, 2014

The university provided its first quarterly update Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Education under a September settlement agreement. The pact ended a federal inquiry into the school’s handling of sexual abuse cases.

House Holds Evening Hearing To Hear From Teachers On Common Core

Common Core 7th Hearing (1)
Several teacher attended the Tuesday evening hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core education standards in Ohio.
15, 2014

An Ohio House committee took an odd step Tuesday in hosting an evening hearing to allow teachers to testify about a bill to repeal the new education standards known as Common Core.

Think Tank Pushes Charter Report; State Says It’s Not Whole Story

Dale Butland says the KnowYourCharter website was set up to give parents data and information about charter schools. But John Charlton says the KnowYourCharter website only picks certain data from the state’s website.
13, 2014

A progressive think tank and the state’s largest teachers’ union have released data they say shows mixed grades last year for Ohio’s students who need to pass a key elementary school test. But the state says that data may not tell the whole story.

Columbus School District Says Teachers Must Repay Bonuses

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11, 2014

The Columbus school district says hundreds of teachers and other employees must repay bonuses totaling about $400,000 because they qualified for rewards only after administrators manipulated attendance data affecting school report cards.

Reynoldsburg Teachers Threaten To Sue School Board Over Pay

Fresh from the picket line, Reynoldsburg teachers are threatening to strike over back pay.
October 10, 2014

Fresh from a three week long strike, teachers now threaten to sue the Board of Education.

With Contracts Approved, Reynoldsburg Teachers Return To Classroom

Mother Kelley Caruso waits for word with her daughter Carmen as Reynoldsburg teachers vote on their 3-year contract agreement Thursday. Carmen is a junior in the Reynoldsburg school system.
10, 2014

Reynoldsburg public school teachers and the city’s school board have approved a new contract, ending a three-week-long strike.

Former Trombone Player Recalls OSU Marching Band During ’80s

The Ohio State University Marching Band
9, 2014

Former Ohio State University Marching Band members have come to the defense of its fired director and the organization’s reputation. We recently reported a university official made efforts to stop questionable band “traditions” in the early 80s following a hazing incident. WOSU talked with a band alum who marched during those years.

Reynoldsburg Teachers Accept Contract

Teachers have cleared the way to end a nearly three-week old strike after ratifying a new contract today.
9, 2014

Striking teachers in Reynoldsburg today overwhelmingly approved a new contract agreement.

Reynoldsburg Teachers Voting On Tentative Contract Agreement

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Members of the Reynoldsburg Education Association walked picket lines in front of Reynoldsburg High School on Livingston Avenue.
9, 2014

Reynoldsburg city school teachers are voting on whether to accept a tentative contract agreement reached late Wednesday night between union representatives and school officials.

Columbus Superintendent Wants Bonuses Returned To District

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October 9, 2014

Columbus City Schools is asking hundreds of staff members to return bonuses that the district says were based on rigged data.