As school superintendents across the state ask the legislature to include money for transportation in a new, proposed school school funding formula, the Olentangy school district in central Ohio is facing a different kind of transportation problem.
T.J. Lane, the student who shot and killed three students in the Chardon High School cafeteria last February, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
At today’s sentencing, the judge in the case suggested Lane, now 18, committed the killings because he wanted to “make a name for himself,” WKSU reports:
Recently, officials in Cuyahoga County announced they would like to create savings accounts for every one of the 15,000 kindergarteners in the county.
The plan, if approved, would be to put $100 into the accounts and encourage family members and local philanthropic organizations to add to them over the years.
The hope is that creating those savings accounts will encourage more kids to go to college.
But we at StateImpact Ohio were wondering, what would kindergarteners do with that $100? Continue Reading
Ohio has been called the only state that matters this fall.
StateImpact Ohio went to talk to some of the Ohioans who matter most: The children.
Yesterday, State Auditor Dave Yost released the findings of the first part of his investigation into schools’ practice of rigging attendance data to boost their performance on state report cards.
He found evidence that at least five school districts have “scrubbed” their data: Campbell, Cleveland, Columbus, Marion, and Toledo City Schools.
Another 28 districts had errors in their attendance data, but not enough to be “pervasive.”
Schools around the state responded immediately with celebratory shouts of innocence or objections to the auditor’s report.
Part 4: A day in the life at an e-school
Every day, 33,000 Ohio students attend class not in a building, but through their laptops. The trend of online education has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last ten years.
But what’s it like to take an online class? Or to teach one?
StateImpact Ohio tagged along with one school teacher, Treva Matalon, and one student, Clinton Zehr, to find out. Both are with the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT – the state’s largest online school.