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New Study Takes Aim At State Education Cuts

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8:31AM
January
30, 2013

As Republican Gov. John Kasich prepares to release a new proposal for funding Ohio’s school, a liberal policy group is touting a new study they say shows the current state budget has been a disaster for schools.

Kasich Expected To Unveil Ed. Plan In Online Town Hall Meeting

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Gov. John Kasich is hosting an online town hall meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at www.kasichforohio.com.
7:22AM
January
29, 2013

The Republican governor is expected this week to lay out his proposals for Ohio’s school funding and other education changes.

Education Bill Includes Teacher Merit Pay, More Details To Come

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Gov. Kasich says the highly-anticipated education proposal will be unveiled before the end of the month.
8:20AM
January
15, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says his upcoming education bill will give school districts the ability to design programs that pay bonuses to teachers for high student performance.

Columbus Education Commission Discusses Ways To Save Money

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The Columbus Education Commission will review the Columbus City Schools' "business functions" to look for ways to save money.
4:11PM
January
11, 2013

Members of the Columbus Education Commission met Friday to continue to look for ways to improve Columbus City Schools. WOSU reports a review of the school district’s non-academic business was ordered.

Ohio Schools 12th In Nation In Latest Rankings

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8:52AM
January
11, 2013

Ohio’s public schools are 12th in the country in Education Week’s annual rankings.

Questions About Transparency Lead To “Rogue” Charter Schools

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The break room at Towpath Trail High School allows students to hang out before, between, or after classes.
7:32AM
December
18, 2012

Some Ohio charters have broken away from their management company after executives refused to show how they were spending state tax dollars.

Hopes, Worries Abound For Free Online College Courses

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Students in Matthew Stoltzfus' class watch video lectures at home via iTunes and work on problems in class. This "flipped classroom" model is one way MOOC's are already being used in college classrooms.
8:58AM
December
11, 2012

An increasing number of Ohio colleges and universities are offering Massive Open Online Courses: internet-based classes that are free and open to anyone.

Ohio Near Bottom For African American High School Grad Rates

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Ohio's high school graduation rate for African American students stands near the bottom.
9:45AM
November
28, 2012

New data from the federal government puts Ohio in the middle of the pack when it comes to high school graduation rates. However, a demographic breakdown of the data shows Ohio is failing certain populations.

Columbus Struggling With Bus Driver Shortage

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Columbus City Schools contracts with some private bus companies, including First Student.
8:20AM
November
15, 2012

Three months into the school year, Columbus City Schools continues to struggle getting students to class and home again. Parents complain that school buses often are late, or never come at all.

ACLU To Board Of Education: Phase Out Seclusion Rooms

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12:44PM
October
25, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Ohio Department of Education to phase out the use or rooms used to lock away for behaviors ranging from throwing an eraser to assault.