- Editorial: Secrecy around schools’ union contract isn’t good for anyone
- > Aug 22, 5:21 AM: News that Columbus Education Association leaders and the school board reached agreement on Aug. 2 was welcome. Columbus students’ education won’t be interrupted by a strike or strife, and a healthy working relationship between union
- Editorial: Charter school drop in enrollment could signal stability
- > Aug 21, 7:18 AM: News that charter-school enrollment in Ohio has continued its six-year decline probably is good — not because all charter schools are bad, but because bad charter schools harm kids and Ohio used to have far too many of
- Ohio charter school enrollment continues to decline
- Aug 16, 7:29 AM: Fewer Ohio students are attending charter schools as enrollment in the tax-funded, privately operated schools has dropped for the sixth straight year.
- Dayton schools takes on student attendance problems with new campaign
- Aug 15, 5:39 AM: Dayton Public Schools launched a new campaign to boost student attendance after ranking among the bottom 10 school districts in Ohio in that category for each of the past three years.
- Former board president raises opposition to Marion Prep
- Aug 9, 7:06 AM: A resident of the Marion City School District (MCS) voiced his opposition to the new Marion Preparatory Academy (MPA), sparking a lengthy discussion about the charter school that is scheduled to open next week.
- First round of Cleveland's "Say Yes to Education" scholarship students beginning college
- Aug 6, 8:20 AM: In the coming weeks, hundreds of graduates from high schools in Cleveland are starting college — and their tuition is being completely covered.
- Columbus council rejects two ballot measures as about 800 protesters circled city hall
- > Jul 30, 7:48 AM: While about 800 people protested outside Monday’s Columbus City Council meeting against property-tax breaks given to real-estate developers, the council went about its business and voted to keep a ticket-taxes referendum and a
- Letter: Virtual school works for us
- > Jul 30, 6:46 AM: We made the switch to virtual school and haven’t looked back. OHVA has alleviated the anxiety he developed from his brick and mortar school experience. Every teacher at OHVA has been encouraging, available, and positive. They really
- Editorial: School takeovers? Now is the time for state lawmakers to get it right
- > Jul 30, 6:13 AM: Statehouse leaders did the smart thing. They avoided risking the same mistake. They did so by putting off efforts to overhaul the state’s ill-conceived system for intervening when school districts perform poorly. Recall how the
- Column: ‘Complete to Compete’ should be a top policy priority for Ohio
- Jul 29, 7:25 AM: To compete for jobs and opportunities for advancement, Ohioans must possess the education, skills and credentials needed to fill the high-skill, in-demand jobs of today and in the future.
- Lawmakers weaken rules for closing failing charter schools
- Jul 25, 6:16 AM: Ohio lawmakers have eased the rules for closing charter schools with bad grades, saving up to 52 from risk of closure.
- Westlake school district to stop busing to 8 private schools
- Jul 23, 5:37 AM: A decision by Westlake City Schools will cut busing to 8 private schools the school currently privates transportation for, for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
- Changes coming to school funding, testing, vouchers, who can teach
- > Jul 22, 4:41 AM: Eligibility for these EdChoice Expansion vouchers had been advancing one year at a time, and was up to sixth grade. But the budget bill immediately makes all low-income, K-12 students eligible. It also gives families more time to
- Editorial: Aid rural Ohio school districts
- Jul 18, 7:39 AM: Among disagreements holding up adoption of a two-year budget for Ohio state government is one that could affect public schools in our area.
- Education needed for transformative technology, but rural areas lack digital access
- > Jul 17, 6:44 AM: Hopes for a future filled with autonomous vehicles, life-changing apps, robots and artificial intelligence won’t be realized without a human workforce that’s prepared to make them a reality. That’s why Ohio State University plans to
- Moratorium declared on state school takeovers; new graduation rules ready
- > Jul 17, 5:32 AM: Obhof said the conference committee also agreed to a one-year moratorium on a controversial law allowing state takeover of academically failing school districts while lawmakers continue work on a solution in separate legislation.
- Akron high school students earn 1,440 industry certifications in 2019 — a 1,500% increase from last year
- > Jul 16, 6:44 AM: The 2019 graduating class from Akron Public Schools earned 1,440 industry certifications before leaving high school, an increase of 1,500% from the class of 2018, which earned just 86 such credentials. The steep growth is largely
- Tax cuts, education policy, health care key issues in state budget debate
- > Jul 16, 5:40 AM: Lawmakers in the Ohio House got word late Monday to plan for a long day on Wednesday — the deadline for adopting a new, two-year $141 billion operating budget — signaling that legislative leaders are close to reaching a deal on more
- Closed Cleveland schools could be snapped up by growing charter school chain
- Jul 12, 6:46 AM: At least one charter school operator has his eye on buying schools the Cleveland school district might close as it consolidates struggling schools and sets its new building plan.
- Internet service to be available in rural parts of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois through Microsoft-Watch Communications partnership
- Jul 12, 6:10 AM: Most of us can’t imagine not having access to the internet in our homes or workplaces or at least at the corner coffee shop or library. But millions of people in the United States do not, including 621,000 in Ohio.