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Ohio Students First To Take New Common Core Tests

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The Common Core standards, which arose from the federal No Child Left Behind law, have been adopted in more than 40 states and spell out what reading and math skills students should master in each grade.
9:04AM
February
17, 2015

New standardized tests based on the national Common Core standards are being introduced in U.S. schools. The first students to take them are in Ohio beginning today.

Ohio House: No New Tests To Decide Which Students Move On

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The bill also prohibits using the results of new state math and English assessments to make course credit decisions.
8:13AM
February
12, 2015

The Ohio House has unanimously passed a bill that bars schools from using the results of new proficiency tests being rolled out this school year to determine a student’s advancement to the next grade level.

Education Leaders Question Governor’s School Funding Proposal

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich say his administration wants to send more money to lower-income school districts.
8:28AM
February
9, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he wants to increase funding to lower-income schools and cut funding to more-affluent districts, but some education leaders say that’s now how his proposal necessarily plays out.

Ohio Releases School District Allotments Under Kasich Budget

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Governor Kasich's proposed two-year budget will cut funding for many school districts.
2:50PM
February
4, 2015

The state budget office has released preliminary district-level spending figures resulting from Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s hanges to the school funding formula.

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.