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Teachers at Columbus School Vote to Join Union

Teachers at a Columbus charter high school have narrowly voted to form a union. But the election outcome is contested. Teachers at a Columbus Charter High School, Franklinton Preparatory Academy, narrowly voted to 5 to 4 to join the state’s largest teachers union, the Ohio Education Association. If the vote withstands a challenge, Franklinton Prep [...]

Free Community College Could Hurt Four-Year Institutions

President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address.

In his State of the Union address last month,  President Obama called for a program that allows free tuition for community colleges. But the idea may make some four year institutions in Ohio nervous. The president said in his speech that most new jobs require some college education or technical training, but too many high school graduates [...]

University of Akron President Considers Kasich Cuts

Governor Kasich has formed a task force to find ways of reducing the high cost of a college education in Ohio.  Kasich has suggested schools sell their non-academic assets.  At least one university president hopes it’s not a fire-sale. The University of Akron president Scott Scarborough began his career as an accountant and says the tightening [...]

Governor on Charter Reform, Funding, and Youngstown Schools

Just two days after delivering his biennium budget proposal, Governor John Kasich visited a charter school in Cleveland. The E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills School is a successful elementary charter that is sponsored by the city’s public school district. The Governor used the moment to talk about charter reform, his distribution of school [...]

State Funding Based on District Capacity to Raise Money

School districts around the state are receiving the good or bad news on whether they will see an increase or a decrease in state funding. Overall, the new budget proposed by Governor Kasich promises a 700 million dollar increase in education funding for K-12 schools.  But it’s complicated.

The Education Mentions in Gov. John Kasich’s Budget Plans


STOCK NEWS PHOTO / IDEASTREAM Education earned lots of limelight in Governor John Kasich’s latest proposed budget budget–in fact, his education plans make up close to 30 percent of the state’s roughly $72 billion* operating budget for 2016-17. In the proposals released on Monday afternoon, the administration tucked in a mix of new education priorities, [...]

Ohio Colleges Focus on Keeping on Pace to Graduate

University of Akron

Now that higher education funding in Ohio is tied to the number of students who graduate, not enrollment, universities are doing more to see that students stay on track. And the Board of Regents requires each state school to have a formal retention plan in place, aimed at getting freshmen to return for their sophomore [...]

Democrat Coalition at Board of Education Demands Changes

Democrats on the Ohio Board of Education are in the minority, but they they want to shake things up at the board’s first meeting of the year today. A half dozen Democrats told reporters they are supporting one of their own – Pat Bruns of Cincinnati – for the new president of the board president [...]

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