Ohio Board of Education

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 […]

District 2: Ohio’s Board of Education candidates talk culture wars, funding

BY: - September 29, 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. Two Northern Ohioans are vying to represent District 2 in the State Board of […]

No changes planned for state board of education districts, despite redistricting changes

BY: - July 12, 2022

Gov. Mike DeWine has no plans to change the state Board of Education district lines, despite several changes to the state’s redistricting landscape since the board districts were assigned. Last January, DeWine assigned districts to the members of the board after legislative redistricting maps had been approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission. He was given […]

State school board member asks Ohio supt.: ‘Are you paid by Bill Gates?’

BY: - July 15, 2021

During a recent state school board discussion of student vaccinations, a board member offered a question to the Ohio superintendent of public instruction. “I’m just wondering what kind of influence Bill Gates does have on you … “Are you paid by Bill Gates?” board member Diana Fessler asked Supt. Paolo DeMaria. The comments came during […]

With new legislation supporting mental health housing, property tax case gets sent back to state

BY: - May 25, 2021

The Ohio Supreme Court vacated the decision of a state tax board that said tax exemptions shouldn’t apply to a permanent supportive housing facility for low-income individuals seeking mental health and addiction services. The case came to the state’s highest court after the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals reversed a property tax exemption for Hawthorn […]

Ohio Supreme Court to review ECOT appeal

BY: - April 15, 2020

The Ohio Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up the case of a former online charter school that is fighting the Ohio State Board of Education over funding standards. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) filed an appeal in February of this year, arguing for the state high court to hear the case by saying […]