Education

National group: Ohio among the worst in religious equality

BY: - January 7, 2020

A national civil rights organization that monitors states’ measures regarding religious equality has called Ohio one of the worst in the country.  Citing anti-abortion legislation and a religious liberties bill, the American Atheists said religious equality is “under attack” in Ohio. “Ohio lawmakers are more interested in imposing their religious views on citizens than protecting […]

Failing charter schools look to get millions more in state money

BY: - January 6, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Millions more to failing charter schools? Cleveland.com’s Patrick O’Donnell is reporting on a loophole that “could give F-rated […]

Ohio policy areas to watch in 2020

BY: - January 2, 2020

Ohio legislators proposed more than 700 bills in 2019, with fewer than two-dozen being signed into law. That means the state senators and representatives have plenty more to do in 2020, the second and final year of the 133rd General Assembly. As we look ahead to this new year, here are five policy topics to […]

Grants, incentives offered to boost early childhood care in Ohio

BY: - December 24, 2019

In an effort to expand a state-mandated childcare rating system and improve the quality of childcare, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is offering millions in grants and incentives to programs across the state. ODJFS said they are offering $7 million to providers who are not currently a part of their Step Up […]

Christmas movies, education plans, access to health care and driving while Black

BY: - December 20, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Friday Funday Ohio’s 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor Travis Irvine, a comedian and filmmaker, has been showing […]

History Thursday: Impeachment

BY: - December 19, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  History Thursday Last night, for the third time in American history, the U.S. House voted to impeach the […]

Dem legislators criticize State Report Card Study Committee final report

BY: - December 18, 2019

Three Ohio legislators say more needs to be done to address assessment of the state educational system, including an overhaul of school and district report cards. State Rep. Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, state Sen. Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo, and state Rep. Phil Robinson, D-Solon, all spoke out against the speed and result of a task force that […]

Bill to give tax deduction for college expenses introduced by bipartisan Ohio House members

BY: - December 16, 2019

Two bipartisan Ohio House members introduced legislation Monday that would allow individuals to deduct up to $4,000 per year from their Ohio income taxes for college-related expenses, the two announced in a news release. State Reps. John Rogers, D-Mentor-On-The-Lake, and Gary Scherer, R-Circleville, announced the introduction of the “Blair Deduction,” calling it the most recent […]

Wealth and income inequality in America continuing to explode

BY: - December 11, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent is writing about, “The massive triumph of the rich, illustrated by […]

Bipartisan proposal to eliminate ‘step therapy’ for Stage IV cancer introduced

BY: - December 10, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: No more ‘fail first’? Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow is reporting that bipartisan Ohio lawmakers “are […]

Catching our eye 12.5.19

BY: - December 5, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: Love to see it. Toledo Blade’s Jon Chavez is reporting that, “with just a month […]

Catching our eye 12.4.19

BY: - December 4, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. We will publish this section in The Rundown as well. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: Out of darkness comes […]