Coming Up This Week
Tuesday: A committee of the state Board of Education will consider the terms of the contract to set up Ohio’s first public boarding school. The state is contracting with the nonprofit SEED Foundation to open the school in fall 2013 in Cincinnati.
Wednesday: The Ohio Board of Regents will consider encouraging public colleges and universities to ban smoking outdoors on their campuses. Smoking is already prohibited indoors at Ohio universities and colleges. The regents can’t actually require the schools to ban outdoor smoking, but they can ask them nicely to do so.
Thursday-Friday: The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland will hold two days of talks on topics including whether charter schools, vouchers, and early childhood education programs help students and what kind of education helps people get and stay employed.
What We’re Working On
- Last week, we reported on the pending closure of one of Ohio’s statewide online charter schools. On Monday, we’ll be talking with a teacher at a different online charter school.
- We reported last week that the newest appointee to the state Board of Education played football for Ohio State, but never graduated. We’ll share some reactions to our story — do you really need a college degree to serve on a state board? — this week.
What Are We Missing?
StateImpact brings you the Week Ahead on Monday mornings to round up some of the events in the world of education we have on our radar screen, tell you about some of our stories in progress, and let you weigh in on anything we may have missed.
UPDATE (Tuesday, June 26, 2012): Kim Norris, spokesperson for the Board of Regents, says the Board will not take up the no smoking resolution at their June meeting after all. Instead, the Board will focus on its commercialization initiative. The Board will take up the no smoking issue again next month.