Education

States look to community colleges to fill labor gap

BY: - April 15, 2022

By: Caitlin Dewey, Stateline Monique Acosta began the month of March as a pre-K classroom assistant in Arizona, with no credential beside her high school degree. She ended it with a certification in a booming branch of electronics and started applying to entry-level jobs at Boeing. For four hours a day, over 10 days total, […]

Candidate for Ohio governor pushes summer school to account for COVID learning loss

BY: - April 12, 2022

One gubernatorial candidate is saying the state should push for voluntary summer school to account for losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and his running mate, state Sen. Theresa Fedor, D-Toledo, told reporters on Monday that the state has a “moral obligation” to pay for students to hit the books this […]

Former OSU professor begs for job back after ‘manic episode,’ university refuses

BY: - April 12, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A former Ohio State University professor who resigned during a “psychotic […]

COMMENTARY

‘Backpack bill’ disingenuous play for tax dollars

BY: - April 12, 2022

If there’s one thing Ohio taxpayers hate – other than paying taxes – it’s being ripped off by disingenuous ideologues in the statehouse. You’re not going to like what a pair of legislators are itching to do with your tax money that pays for public schools. They want to divert a ton of it to […]

More than 1,500 books have been banned in public schools, and a U.S. House panel asks why

BY: - April 11, 2022

A U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee panel last week examined why thousands of books, predominantly written by marginalized authors, have been banned from public schools, and the impact of those actions on students and teachers. “Most books being targeted for censorship are books that introduce ideas about diversity or our common humanity, books that […]

Pause on federal student loan repayments extended by Biden through Aug. 31

BY: - April 7, 2022

The Biden administration Wednesday announced its plans to extend the pause on federal student loan repayments until the end of August. “I recognized in recently extending the COVID-19 national emergency, we are still recovering from the pandemic and the unprecedented economic disruption it caused,” President Joe Biden said in a statement.  “If loan payments were to […]

House Republicans introduce Ohio’s version of Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

BY: - April 6, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   House Republicans introduced Ohio’s version of Florida’s controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ […]

Ohio is lagging badly in some foster-care measures. Reforms suggested

BY: - April 1, 2022

Ohio kids who were in foster care in their late teens have had some of the worst outcomes in the United States by the time they reach 21, according to a federal survey conducted in 2018. In a report released Wednesday, Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio suggested some reforms aimed at improving those disquieting statistics. Among them […]

Students, educators fight against bill that would prohibit teaching ‘controversial’ topics

BY: - March 11, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Students and educators across Ohio rallied Wednesday against the controversial house […]

Book bans accelerate in Ohio as new bill aims to prohibit ‘controversial’ topics

BY: - March 8, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Calls for book bans are quickly becoming more and more common […]

Ohio House considers bill for students to use public school money on private schools

BY: - February 17, 2022

After what sponsors say was a year of work to “find the right approach,” a new version of a bill that would attach school funding to each student was introduced Tuesday in the Ohio House. The Ohio House Finance Committee heard about House Bill 290, which would create an “opt-in” approach to private school scholarship […]

Redistricting changes shifted state school board districts before being struck down

BY: - February 14, 2022

Amid the chaos and uncertainty of the redistricting process, a deadline loomed that would decide representation on the Ohio State Board of Education. It depended on having district lines to reference. Legislative and congressional maps are both in limbo after the Ohio Supreme Court rejected both maps, the legislative maps getting sent back for a […]