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Reynoldsburg Teachers Voting On Tentative Contract Agreement

Teacher strike
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.

Reynoldsburg School Board, Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement

Reynoldsburg High School
October 8, 2014

The two-week-old strike by Reynoldsburg’s public school teachers could soon come to an end.

OSU Aware Of, Ordered End Of Marching Band Hazing Rituals in 1982

Records indicate former OSU Marching Band Director Jon Woods was ordered to stop hazing and initiation rituals as far back as 1982 - 32 years before his successor was fired.
8, 2014

As the controversy over the firing of OSU’s marching band director continues, records indicate the university knew about hazing and questionable initiations as far back as 32 years.

Bargaining Session Fails To Produce Deal In Reynoldsburg

Reynoldsburg High School
October 8, 2014

Negotiators for teachers and the school board met for some 11 hours Tuesday and Wednesday, but could not agree on a new contract to end a three-week-old teacher strike.

Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Puts Focus On Computer-Based Learning

Blended learning combines traditional classroom schooling with distance learning.
8, 2014

During the strike, Reynoldsburg administrators have relied more on computers in classrooms to keep students learning. The district scrambled to purchase enough computer tablets to supply each high school student.

Trial Delayed For Steubenville School Superintendent

Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville.
October 7, 2014

The trial of suspended Steubenville schools superintendent Michael McVey has been delayed until Jan. 12.

Fired Mount Vernon Teacher Denied Challenge By Supreme Court

John Freshwater was fired in 2011 after years of legal battles following his refusal to removal a Bible and religious posted from his classroom inside Mt. Vernon High School.
October 6, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Mount Vernon public school science teacher who was fired three years ago for promoting the theory of creationism and refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom.

Thousands of Ohio Students Physically Restrained Last Year

A seclusion room at Beatty Park Elementary School in Columbus has a peephole in the door.
6, 2014

Early statistics show that more than one-third of Ohio’s public schools restrained at least one student during the last school year, and about 13 percent of public schools isolated children in seclusion rooms.

Student Who Ran On Field May Keep Scholarship

3, 2014

A student who ran onto the field during an Ohio State football game and was body-slammed by a coach may not lose his scholarship.