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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.

State School Board To Hear Complaints About Charter Schools

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The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio and other states that are affiliated with an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fetullah Gulen.
7:43AM
July 15, 2014

The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio and other states that are affiliated with an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fetullah Gulen.

Harris, Others Subpoenaed In Attendance Rigging Probe

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The subpoenas come about a week after state education officials said about 60 district educators could have their teaching licenses revoked because of the district’s attendance rigging scandal.
8:23AM
July 1, 2014

The Ohio Department of Education has subpoenaed records on former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris. It marks the first time that any investigator has publicly sought records related to Harris’ role in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.

Education Officials Want To Stop The Summer Slide In Learning

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As many school years wind down, StateImpact Ohio's explains the impact of the "summer slide", or the regression of students' skills during their scholastic breaks.
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June
9, 2014

As many school years wind down this week, education officials are worried about the impact of the “summer slide, or the regression of students’ skills during their scholastic breaks.