Education

Legislator: If schools don’t open this fall, “real chaos” will ensue

In arguing that schools should be able to reopen on their own terms in the fall, a Republican legislator said the state health director...

Woman disqualified in cross country for wearing hijab asks for religious...

Noor Abukaram was 16 when she became fearful of the consequences of her hijab at her cross country meets. After running a personal best in...

Student religious liberty bill passes Senate, heads back to House with...

Update 6/11/20 The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 164 with all the amendments added in the Senate. A bill originally introduced to expand student...

Hundreds support Ohio Senate public health crisis declaration on racism

A state Senate committee heard hours of testimony Tuesday supporting the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. Cosponsors Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland; and...

Minority Strike Force Town Halls: Infant mortality, underlying conditions at heart...

Medical professionals and minority advocacy groups came together last week to give their input on recommendations from the state’s coronavirus Minority Strike Force. In three...

Legislators ask for increased public school funding in next appropriations bill

The members of the Democratic caucus of the Ohio Legislature are calling on their U.S. Congress counterparts to bring more funding to the state’s...

DeWine wants to help minorities and the poor, but he hasn’t...

As he deals with the twin challenges of civil unrest and a global pandemic, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine spoke passionately Tuesday about the need...

Licensed preschools, child care allowed to reopen

The Ohio Department of Education has allowed the reopening of licensed preschools and child care programs with enhanced health guidelines to avoid coronavirus spread. The...

Conservative student groups decry ‘free speech zones,’ university policies

An overflowing group of speakers from religious advocacy groups and conservative-leaning student groups came to support a bill to remove “free speech zones” on...

Ohio’s open for business, but its testing strategy is not

At some point, Ohioans will want frequent access to coronavirus tests and get quick results. That way, they can safely see loved ones who...
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