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Week Ahead: State Budget Chugs Along, Steubenville Grand Jury Convenes

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Sneebly / Flickr Monday: Grand jury investigating possible additional charges in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Steubenville area last year convenes. But it probably won’t hear evidence for another two weeks. Monday: #ohedchat continues discussion on professional development in schools. It happens at 9 p.m. on Twitter under the hashtag #ohedchat. (You’ve registered for the [...]

Week Ahead: A Jam-Packed Week of District State Takeovers and School Funding Plans


Here’s what’s on our calendar this week: Ben K. Adams / Flickr Monday: State schools chief Richard Ross will be in northeast Ohio to officially form the state commission to take over the struggling Lorain school district and to make some sort of “announcement” regarding the Cleveland school district’s request not to be taken over. (If [...]

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

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BBC World Service / Flickr 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 [...]

Week Ahead: State Board Interviews Candidates for State Superintendent

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TheeErin / Flickr Monday: Finalists interview for the post of state superintendent. The four finalists include Kasich education advisor Dick Ross and current acting head of the Ohio Department of Education Michael Sawyers. Tuesday: Hearings on K-12 and higher ed funding and budget policy continue in Columbus with testimony from charter school and school voucher groups, [...]

Week Ahead: Ohio State Superintendent, Ohio Education Budget and School Report Cards

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Chardon High School that killed three students.

Monday: State Board of Education search committee meets to select semi-finalists for the job of state superintendent of public instruction. Tuesday: Gov. John Kasich’s people testify again regarding the education parts of his budget to the K-12 education subcommittee of the House Finance committee. Later this week, expect testimony from the Ohio Department of Education; [...]

Week Ahead: Common Core Rules, OFT Convention and More

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Monday: Happy Washington’s Birthday. Some schools are closed. For others, it’s a parent-teacher conference day. Better check your calendar. Tuesday: Gov. John Kasich to give his State of the State speech at a convention center in Lima. Kasich told school leaders last month he was likely wouldn’t break new education policy ground in his speech. But one [...]

Week Ahead: School Funding, School Safety and Hip-Hop

Monday: State auditor Dave Yost to release the results of his statewide audit of school data-scrubbing, or altering student records without a lawful reason. Yost’s audit of the Columbus school district is still ongoing. Monday: State Board of Education to meet. On the agenda: Debate about the Board President Debe Terhar posting a graphic showing Adolph Hitler’s [...]

Week Ahead: Kasich Budget Unveiling, Digital Learning Day and More

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401(K) 2012 / Flickr Monday: Gov. John Kasich releases his budget proposal, including significant changes to Ohio K-12 and higher education funding, at 1 p.m. Details on what Kasich’s proposed, new K-12 school funding model means for local districts available later this week. Hearings in the Ohio House of Representatives on the governor’s budget proposal [...]

Week Ahead: New School Funding, New Ohio State Ticket Prices

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Evan Long / Flickr Monday: The first #ohedchat starts at 9 p.m. It’s an opportunity for Ohio educators to teach each other about the new teacher evaluation method coming to Ohio schools. Wednesday: The state Board of Education committee to hammer out the details of Ohio’s new school report cards and accountability system holds its first [...]

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