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Data Used To Determine Charter Funding “Not Necessarily Accurate”

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Thursday's report comes as Republican Gov. John Kasich and state legislative leaders have said they'll pursue revisions to Ohio's charter school laws after a series of negative reports.
11:30AM
January
22, 2015

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost says more than half of the charter schools checked during unannounced inspections last year had far fewer students in attendance than the number on record with the state. Charter school funding hinges largely on enrollment numbers.

Former Columbus Superintendent Gene Harris Avoids Jail Time

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Former Columbus Superintendent Gene Harris (right) was sentenced in Municipal Court on charge dereliction of duty, Wednesday.
10:26AM
January 14, 2015

Former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris is forfeiting her teaching license and her superintendent’s certificate, but will avoid jail time for her role in the district’s data scrubbing scandal.

Online, Summer College Courses Among Kasich Budget Options

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3:32PM
January
10, 2015

Gov. John Kasich is being urged to support new technologies and innovative teaching styles in college classrooms across Ohio.

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.

State Lawmaker Wants Year-Round School Year

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The bill from outgoing Dem. State Sen. Eric Kearney would add 38 to the current school calendar.
8:55AM
November
4, 2014

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.

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.