education

Economists: Ohio student loan forgiveness might raise tuition, but not inflation

BY: - November 25, 2022

President Joe Biden continues to defer student loan payments as the legality of his plan to forgive $10,000 to $20,000 in student loans is hashed out in court. But if Ohio were to implement its own blanket student loan forgiveness, it might have the ironic effect of incentivizing institutions to raise tuition costs, but would […]

Will teacher shortages become another chronic problem facing education?

BY: - November 24, 2022

Education advocates, and even those teaching the next generation of educators, are concerned that a teacher shortage may become a chronic problem, even as pandemic-related interruptions fade away. When the General Assembly came back into session after the November election, the biggest effort brought into the lame duck session was a bill that would overhaul […]

Overhaul of state education system and Board of Education planned under Ohio GOP bill

BY: - November 16, 2022

A new bill introduced by Ohio Senate Republicans on Tuesday seeks to “restructure” Ohio’s State Department of Education, create a new administrative division under the governor’s office, and dramatically reduce the state Board of Education’s duties. This comes after two board members were unseated in last week’s election, one a governor-appointed member before he sought […]

Amended anti-LGBTQ resolution headed for full Ohio board of education vote

BY: - November 15, 2022

A resolution urging the removal of a federal rule change seen as supporting of trans and other LGBTQ+ individuals is headed back to the Ohio State Board of Education after committee approval on Monday. The resolution went through proposed amendments in the board’s executive committee, one of which, authored by board chair Charlotte McGuire, shifted […]

Education advocates say Ohio legislature should focus on funding, not regulating curriculum

BY: - November 14, 2022

Groups keeping an eye on the Ohio legislature’s handling of education are hoping the General Assembly focuses on funding and appealing to new teachers, rather than bills regulating curriculum and “divisive” issues. The Ohio Education Association is continuing it’s push to eliminate mandatory retention from the third-grade reading guarantee, focusing their attention getting through to […]

DeWine appointee, fellow State Board of Ed incumbent unseated in general election

BY: - November 10, 2022

Two incumbents on the Ohio State Board of Education were not reelected in Tuesday’s general election. One unseated member was part of a movement on the board to rescind an anti-racism resolution that mired the state board in controversy, and the other was a governor-appointed member before he sought election to the board. Of the […]

‘Nation’s report card’ shows downturns in math, reading data, including in Ohio

BY: - October 25, 2022

Math and reading proficiency scores in Ohio, along with the nation, are trending downward, according to data collected as part of a national assessment of student data. Assessments done as part of the so-called “nation’s report card” were administered between January and March of this year, covering more than 224,000 fourth-graders and more than 222,000 […]

Ohio may end state-mandated reading assessment that holds failing third-graders back

BY: - October 24, 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. The Third Grade Reading Guarantee remains one of the most hotly-debated policies in Ohio’s education […]

Educators, government officials press for eliminating Ohio’s ‘Third Grade Reading Guarantee’

BY: - October 14, 2022

The Ohio Education Association is urging the Ohio Senate to take up House Bill 497 this fall. If passed, the bill will eliminate the mandatory retention of third graders who do not score proficiently on Ohio standardized literacy tests. Experts cited data and disparities as why the bill should be passed. 

Veterans confused, educators concerned over bill to let vets teach without background in education

BY: - October 5, 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 new bill in the Ohio Senate that is aiming to curb the teacher […]

School admins, anti-hunger advocates ask for funds to help student food programs

BY: - September 27, 2022

With nearly 2 million children in Ohio facing food insecurity, school officials and the leaders of anti-hunger initiatives want to see federal dollars jumpstart expired pandemic programs. Universal lunch programs were used all over the country during the pandemic as COVID-19 caused school closures and an economic downturn that exacerbated a problem school districts had […]

Shaker Heights Schools joins lawsuit against EdChoice

BY: - September 22, 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. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Shaker Heights Schools is the latest school district to join in […]