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When Does School Start in Ohio?

Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear.

School really does come earlier every year–or at least this year–if you live in one of the Ohio school districts that have moved their school start dates up a week or two.

First-Day-of-School Hiccups Happen at Ohio’s Largest Online Schools Too

Online schools don’t have buses and buildings, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune from first day of school hiccups. While the Columbus school district dealt with bus delays and Cleveland told as many as 290 families to show up at a school that doesn’t exist, Ohio’s two largest online schools had a few issues of their [...]

When Does School Start in Ohio?

woodleywonderworks / Flickr [Click here for 2013 information on when school starts in Ohio.] While educators in some states are fighting to change laws that bar schools from opening before Labor Day, some Ohio school districts are already up and running. And for many districts throughout the state, today is the first day of school. [...]

Summer Jobs for Teachers: What’s Yours?

K Nicoll / Flickr Teachers work around 195 days a year in their schools. The rest of the year they spend puttering around the house or loafing at the lake or… working. A few options from the help-wanted ads and other sources for those taking the third route: Teach summer school or in a summer enrichment [...]

Educators Denounce Bill to Shorten School Year; Kids Hail It

Chris Parfitt / Flickr Often, when it comes to adjusting the school year, the idea is to extend it. But a bill sitting in the Ohio House Education Committee is intended to do the opposite. And some people don’t think shortening the school year is such a great idea. As introduced, HB 191 would limit the school [...]

Proposal to Limit Ohio’s School Year to Labor Through Memorial Day Resurfaces

Siri Schwartzman / Flickr A bill that would limit the days Ohio schools can be in session to Labor Day through Memorial Day has resurfaced, Gongwer News Service reports, answering the Ohio tourism industry’s wish for longer summers. In the 2010-11 school year, about 95 percent of Ohio schools started before Labor Day. As we [...]

Six Reasons Students Get Summer Off (And The Agrarian Calendar Isn’t One of Them)

These Cedar Point fans can thank 19th century school reformers for their time off.

Many people assume that summer vacation came about because families and children had to tend to their farms. Ohio’s top industry is, after all, agriculture. But just ask Assistant Professor Ken Gold with the City University of New York in Staten Island and he’ll tell you that’s not quite the case. There are a number [...]

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