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Hiring Teachers Late in the Year Can Be Bad for Students and Schools

Claremont Colleges Digital Library / Flickr Ohio schools could hire more teachers if the education jobs part of President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act goes forward. The bill includes $1.1 billion to pay teachers and first responders, allocated to states based on both total population and population of school-age children. All funds would need to [...]

What Obama’s American Jobs Act Means for Ohio Schools

At a Columbus high school today, President Barack Obama touted his jobs bill–the American Jobs Act–as “one of the most common sense ideas out there.” The bill includes $25 billion for school renovation, $30 billion for teacher compensation and $5 billion for community colleges renovation. (The $447 billion bill also includes a payroll tax cut, [...]

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