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This Ohio school reduced spacing measures and is open to all, 5 days a week
Feb 26, 8:29 AM: The push to reopen the Southwest Licking schools began several months ago, when a summertime survey of parents found 70% of them wanted their children back at school. Schools superintendent Kasey Perkins said once they had >
Editorial: Akron Public Schools should avoid further delays, open buildings
Feb 22, 6:55 AM: Seats have been empty at Akron public school buildings for almost a year. Now, after a public scolding by Gov. Mike DeWine, the district is in the spotlight for lagging behind other districts in offering in-person learning >
CCS teachers say it's time to stop charter and private school transportation
Feb 19, 7:45 AM: While Columbus City Schools struggles to find ways to bring its middle and high school students back to the classroom, its teachers say it’s time to stop bussing for charter and private schools kids.
Charter schools cutting in-class hours short due to CCS transportation limitations
Feb 16, 7:50 AM:

Some parents who sought out full-time in-class instruction this school year are starting to see their school days cut short. That’s after Columbus City Schools transitioned to hybrid learning two weeks ago which changed >

Pandemic spurs colleges to 'meet students where they're at,' provide flexible options
Feb 15, 7:51 AM: When the coronavirus pandemic shuttered Central Ohio Technical College's Newark campus in March, administrators found themselves needing to rethink everything.
COVID-19: Will kids fall behind under Cincinnati Public Schools’ hybrid learning model?
Feb 11, 6:52 AM: Cincinnati Public Schools’ hybrid learning model, which began for some elementary students on Feb. 2, effectively cuts two days’ worth of instruction time per week for each student.
Lakeview parents frustrated with hybrid learning model
Feb 9, 7:30 AM: Several parents questioned the school board about moving to in-person learning 5 days a week and there is data and science that shows schools are safe.
Gov. Mike DeWine's budget doesn't make big changes to school funding. Here's why.
Feb 5, 7:08 AM: His two-year budget  plan would spend about $13.1 billion per year on K-12 education. It would keep the school foundation formula "relatively flat," increasing by 2.5% in the fiscal year 2022 and decreasing by 0.4% in >
Opinion: Teachers union holding district and families hostage
Feb 3, 7:56 AM: Taking away an in-person option for CPS families is all about the teachers union, not about what is in the best interests of our children. We’ve seen the same agenda carried out by teachers unions around the country, and >
Ohio 2022-23 budget would provide $54 million annually for high-performing charter schools
Feb 2, 6:58 AM: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration presented a budget on Monday that would increase a pool of money for high-performing charter schools from $30 million to $54 million per year.
Judge rules against teacher's union; CPS returns to in-person learning Tuesday
Feb 2, 6:44 AM: Cincinnati Public Schools will return to in-person learning Tuesday, according to a ruling from Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Lisa Allen.
Teachers union sues Cincinnati Public Schools to stop return of in-person learning
Feb 1, 7:36 AM: The teachers union for the largest school district in the Tri-State is going to court to try to halt the return of in-person learning in what has become an increasingly controversial national debate over when it’s safe to >
Teacher unions question return to schools
Jan 26, 8:31 AM: As students are set soon to return to class in Toledo Public Schools, many teachers are raising concerns about their own safety and a Gov. Mike DeWine plan tying teacher vaccinations to in-person instruction. >
Meet the Ohio legislature's 'school voucher guy' who could reshape the state's education system
Jan 25, 7:43 AM: Matt Huffman, the newly minted Senate President, spent a substantial chunk of his political career introducing education bills. And his counterpart in the Ohio House, Speaker Bob Cupp, has too. They're both Republican >
Ohio’s eight urban teachers unions condemn school reopening being used as ‘bargaining chip’ for vaccines
Jan 22, 7:20 AM: The teachers union presidents for Ohio’s eight urban school districts released a joint statement on Thursday condemning the state linking vaccination of school staff with resuming in-person schooling by March 1. >
CPS school board will not reconsider Feb. 1 start date for blended learning
Jan 21, 7:33 AM: A motion to reconsider Cincinnati Public Schools' Feb. 1 start date for blended learning failed Wednesday evening after teachers, parents and students voiced their concerns at a public hearing.
CMSD tries 'learning pods' to keep ESL students from falling behind in online schooling
Jan 19, 8:24 AM: This “learning pod” at the Cleveland nonprofit Esperanza, Inc. is fulfilling an important need for a small number of Hispanic Cleveland Metropolitan School District students during the pandemic: A safe place, with reliable >
Columbus to reopen schools to some students Feb. 1, but union wants COVID vaccines first
Jan 14, 7:46 AM: Before Columbus City Schools reopens buildings to some students Feb. 1, the union representing more than 4,000 teachers and other employees said Wednesday evening it wants the initial round of COVID-19 vaccinations >
Wayne County private schools gain students as parents seek full-time, in-person option
Jan 7, 8:15 AM: All four schools offer in-person instruction five days a week and have reported few cases of COVID-19 to the state.
Survey: Majority of parents, teachers OK with remote learning
Jan 6, 7:14 AM: After a rough spring when schools were thrown into the deep end of remote learning, Brunswick Schools seems to have found its sweet spot in teaching students virtually.



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