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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.

Columbus Superintendent Wants Bonuses Returned To District

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8:57AM
October 9, 2014

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

Central State Wins Land-Grant Status, To Get Millions in Funding

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7:57AM
October
8, 2014

The historically black college in southwest Ohio is celebrating becoming a land-grant university, a designation that will provide access to millions of dollars in federal funding.

Teachers Strike, No New Talks Scheduled In Reynoldsburg

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Teachers picket in front of Reynoldsburg High School on the first day of the teachers' strike.
7:25AM
September
19, 2014

Teachers in Reynoldsburg are greeting students from the picket line after going on strike Thursday night.

Business Groups To Defend Common Core In House Hearings

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The Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Business Roundtable, and the Association of School Business Officials also support the Common Core.
7:29AM
August
25, 2014

Business and education groups will be in Columbus this week to defend the state’s Common Core curriculum in House hearings.

House Committee Begins Hearings On Common Core Repeal Bill

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This bill is before the Rules Committee, not the Education Committee, where Republican chair Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster halted a similar measure last fall.
9:46AM
August
18, 2014

Hearings are scheduled to begin today on a controversial second attempt to repeal the Common Core public education standards now being phased in in Ohio.

Reynoldsburg Students Return To School Ahead Of Possible Strike

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Reynoldsburg High School
7:55AM
August 13, 2014

School starts today for some suburban Columbus districts, including Reynoldsburg, where the local teacher’s union has given their leaders the right to call a strike.

State School Board Pres. Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar.
8:00AM
August 7, 2014

The head of the Ohio Board of Education says she will not seek re-election to that panel.

Ohio Republicans Renew Push To Repeal Common Core

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The bill from Republican State Rep. Andy Thompson would repeal the standards and replace them with new provisions based on educational benchmarks used in Massachusetts.
9:01AM
July
29, 2014

School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core — which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards.

Claims Of Racism, Sexual Misconduct In Charter School Testimony

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A request for comment from the Horizon Science Academy in Dayton was forwarded to Concept Schools in Chicago. The group offered a written statement. It did not address the allegations, but did say they prioritize ensuring a “safe” and “professional” school environment.
7:41AM
July
16, 2014

The state board of education is launching an investigation into at least one charter school after hearing disturbing testimony from a group of former teachers.