Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Arguments are scheduled in a federal court in Cincinnati Tuesday in the death penalty case against one of the inmates sentenced to death after the Lucasville prison riot in 1993.
The fund that pays benefits to unemployed workers in Ohio owes more than a billion dollars in debt to the federal government, but there may be a fix in the works.
Leaders in the Ohio General Assembly expect lawmakers to discuss bills dealing with redistricting, toxic algae blooms and execution drugs, and regulations on telephone companies and credit unions during the lame duck session.
We’re a long way from summer, but one lawmaker is already thinking about it. He’s pushing a bill that would have students skipping summer break altogether.
The last poll before Election Day 2014 projects a win in the governor’s race for Republican incumbent John Kasich over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald 62 percent to 38 percent.
A big budget hole may be ahead for the state, thanks to Ohio’s aging population.
A national anti-privatization group has targeted Republican incumbent Gov. John Kasich over his signature policy decision, his public-private entity that replaced the state Department of Development.
The state’s cash welfare program has sent out half as many checks to Ohio families than it did three and a half years ago. The state and advocates for low-income Ohioans have very different explanations about why.
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.