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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.

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.