The Toledo Blade reports one of the district’s three teachers’ union has accepted a recommendation calling for raises, but the educators would like to see a bigger amount than the one offered.
Fox 8 reports the UA community isn’t reacting positively to a string of recent changes, including a credit hike for higher level students and program cuts.
Intensive multi-week coding boot camps are growing in popularity. NPR’s education team takes a look at the options students have when it comes to paying for this evolving type of education, along with the possibility of the federal government considering the possibility of giving student aid to these new programs.
At an informational meeting held at a city elementary school yesterday, the Youngstown Vindicator reports many community members voiced big concerns with recently introduced legislation outlining a state takeover of the district.
The Columbus Dispatch reports some members of the Ohio University community are calling an email sent by a major Ohio University donor “racist,” and are asking for his resignation.
The University of Akron announced it’s laying off 215 employees and eliminating its baseball team to fix a $60 million budget deficit.
All state schools have pressure to reduce spending.
The new state budget freezes tuition at state universities for the next two years.
And by October, Akron and other state schools must submit plans to state legislators to lower costs by 5 percent.
Governor Kasich’s veto of two items in the state’s education budget were supposed to trim back funding to wealthy districts. But not every district suffering losses was well-off.
Governor Kasich wanted a budget that sent more money to poor districts and cut funding to rich districts. The House and Senate version flattened it out so no district would get less money than the last biennium.
So Kasich got out his veto pen and stopped the compensation for districts who would lose money because of a phase-out of a business tax. He also cut the guarantee that wealthy districts would not see losses.
Mostly well-off schools took the hit. But the biggest losses came for the high poverty district of Cleveland – looking at a projected drop of $13.8 million dollars. Cleveland school superintendent Eric Gordon:
“It does looks like in the 2nd year of the budget we will see a substantial decrease. We think it’s going to be less than the $14 million dollars originally projected because our enrollment is better than projected and enrollment drives state dollars. But we are forecasting probably $10m loss in the second year. “
While Cleveland is losing about 3% of what it would have received without the vetoes, some districts are losing as much as 40%. Gordon says he understands that Kasich wanted a budget that made rich districts raise their own money.
“He didn’t feel that occurred in what was sent to him from the conference committee and this is one of the ways he’s trying to shape the budget toward his goals. Unfortunate for us, as one of the schools that depends on the state the most because of our community’s relative wealth, we see a bigger magnitude of impact. “
Worthington Schools in Franklin County and Sycamore Schools in Hamilton also swill see second year cuts of more than two million dollars. Statewide, the Kasich vetoes cut education spending by nearly 100 million dollars.
EdWeek takes a look at the first day of the expected two-week long U.S. Senate debate over the rewriting of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act .
Nearly 40 percent of college students who began their studies in 2008 ended up transferring to another university during their academic career, the AP reports.
In an editorial letter to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State’s Dr. Michael Drake voiced his approval of the higher education mentions in Gov. John Kasich’s recently signed budget, calling the bipartisan higher education support within the state “inspiring.”