Eye on Education

Week Ahead: T.J. Lane Sentencing, School Safety Taxes and More

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Tuesday: T.J. Lane, the boy who fatally shot three students at Chardon High School last February, to be sentenced. Victims’ families are asking for life without parole.

Tuesday: There’s a bill in the state Senate that would allow schools to levy a new type of property tax. The levy’s proceeds would be used to pay for school safety and security. A Senate committee could vote on the bill Tuesday.

Tuesday: Columbus school board considers no longer requiring all students to take two years of a foreign language to graduate.

Wednesday: Last chance to testify on school funding and other parts of Gov. John Kasich’s budget bill before the state legislature starts its Spring recess. Coincidentally, it’s also statehouse Lobby Day for Ohio school leaders and union members.

Thursday: The commission assembled by Columbus’ mayor to develop recommendations to improve the city’s schools will talk about mayoral takeovers and other options.

Thursday: Big teacher job fair in Akron. Good luck to all.

Friday: Ohio Department of Education’s Race to the Top department to hold big conference in Ohio explaining how Ohio school reform initiatives fit together and can be implemented in schools.

Reminder: Ohio educators hold a weekly Twitter chat Mondays at 9 p.m. under the hashtag #ohedchat. This week’s topic is Student Learning Objectives or SLOs. SLOs are a key component of the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System.



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