Merit Pay For Ohio Teachers Moving Closer To Reality

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10:56AM
November
18, 2014

The state is one step closer towards repealing the law that mandates a minimum salary schedule for teachers — opening the door to a merit-based pay system.

State School Board Considers Lifting Specialist Requirement

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A board committee has been trying to find ways of revising the language, and this proposed change comes out of that process.
8:03AM
November
12, 2014

A proposal to change how many guidance counselors, nurses, and other specialists are required in Ohio elementary schools is drawing the ire of many of the state’s teachers.

House Holds Evening Hearing To Hear From Teachers On Common Core

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Several teacher attended the Tuesday evening hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core education standards in Ohio.
8:51AM
October
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.

Will Ohio Delaying Renewable Mandates Push Away Tech Companies?

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Rep. Ohio Senator Bill Seitz is among those defending the stance of the American Legislative Exchange Council and denouncing the comment of Google's Eric Schmidt.
8:03AM
October
10, 2014

Google and Facebook are among the tech giants cutting ties with a well-known legislative organization over its stance on climate change.

Protesters Call For Changes In Ohio Prisons

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Protesters make their case Monday for prison changes in front of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections on West Broad Street.
3:48PM
October
6, 2014

Prison breaks and inmate suicides are two major problems in the Ohio prison system, according to a group of protesters who rallied in Columbus Monday.

FirstEnergy Moves To Suspend Energy Efficiency Program

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FirstEnergy is the first utility in Ohio to seek approval from state regulators to suspend its energy efficiency programs.
8:02AM
September
30, 2014

FirstEnergy has become the first Ohio utility company to make a big move since state lawmakers voted to delay incoming renewable energy mandates.

Charter School Supporters Rally at Statehouse

Hundreds of supporters of Horizon and Noble Academies gathered at the Ohio Statehouse to support the Horizon schools.
Hundreds of supporters of Horizon and Noble Academies gathered at the Ohio Statehouse to support the Horizon schools.
8:49AM
September 17, 2014

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Columbus to support Horizon Science Academies. The state education department is looking further into complaints of testing irregularities at at Horizon schools in Cincinnati and Columbus.

Common Core Repeal Effort Criticized for ‘Creationism’ Language

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New language in a bill to repeal the Common Core is under fire by an organization that advocates for the teaching of evolution.
8:45AM
September
9, 2014

New language in a bill to repeal the Common Core is under fire by an organization that advocates for the teaching of evolution.

Lawmakers Look At Solutions to Ohio’s Algae Bloom Crisis

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Republican lawmakers call for a federal balanced budget amendment.
11:09AM
August
14, 2014

After the recent water crisis in Toledo, finding a solution to Ohio’s harmful algal bloom crisis is moving up the priority list for lawmakers.