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Here Are The School Issues You’ll See on Next Week’s Primary Ballots

stevendepolo / Flickr More than 130 school districts around the state are asking voters to approve issues during Tuesday’s primary election. The majority of the 149 questions are renewals, with new money requests making up the remaining issues. Browse through the spreadsheet below to find more details about the school issues in your area. Curious [...]

Special Election Results Show One Third of School Levies Approved

Brian Talbot / Flickr Local voters approved six of 19 school tax issues on the ballot in yesterday’s special election, unofficial election results gathered by the Ohio School Boards Association show. That approval rate of 32 percent is similar to the results from last August’s special election. About 31 percent of school tax issues passed in [...]

“Better Than Normal” Results for School Levies

About 90 percent of the requests for renewal levies were approved in yesterday’s elections, as well 42 percent of requests for new money. “For a primary election, results were a little better than normal,” says Damon Asbury, who follows levies for the Ohio School Boards Association. He says usually about 30 percent of new levy requests [...]

May 7 Ohio School Levy Results

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Kim Keegan / Flickr Ohio voters approved most school district requests to renew existing tax levies in Tuesday’s special election. But the majority of requests to impose new taxes appeared headed for failure, according to the unofficial election results available Tuesday evening. Those results are similar to the pattern in past elections. There were nearly 140 school [...]

Mock Election Results Show Kids Like Obama, Tax Levies and Josh Mandel

Mock election results from more than 80,000 Central Ohio students tell us this: Kids like Barack Obama, tax levies and Josh Mandel–even more than their parents do. Here’s how the results from the 2012 Kids Voting Central Ohio General Election compare with the real General Election results for Franklin County.

Despite New Faces, Not Much Change Expected for State Board of Education

Yesterday, Ohio voters picked members of the State Board of Education in 11 districts. While there are some new faces on the board, there isn’t much change in the board’s political makeup. The 19-member State Board of Education is a non-partisan board. Still, members tend to lean towards one political party or the other. Of [...]

Post-SB 5, Teacher Candidates Falter at the Polls

A dozen teachers and former teachers ran for seats in the Ohio House of Representatives, and two more ran for the state Senate. But just one of them won his race. Most of the teacher-candidates said last year’s battle over collective bargaining for public employees spurred them to run. And many of them hoped the energy [...]

Ohio School Levy Results Follow the Rules, Except for Cleveland and Akron

School levies have been notoriously tough to pass in the last several years as voters struggled with an economy that has been slow to recover. Typically, schools that ask for a renewal of an existing levy get it, while schools that want extra money are turned down. This election mostly followed the rule, though many [...]

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