Eye on Education


How education is funded and how that money is spent.

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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

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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 [...]

Report Finds Tuition Contributions Now Outweigh State Financing at Public Universities

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SHARON DRUMMOND / FLICKR For the first time ever, students are picking up the bulk of the tabs at state universities. According to a study released earlier this week, tuition contributions now slightly outweigh the amount of financial support state governments shell out. The U.S. Government Accountability Office tracked public colleges’ revenue from 2003 to [...]

The Plight of Pre-K Funding

Myles! / Flickr Eighteen states will be tapping into more than $250 million of federal preschool grants–but despite trying, the Buckeye State won’t be one of them.

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