Ohio Department of Education

Gov. DeWine’s proposed budget includes teaching children how to read that’s backed by science

BY: - March 24, 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants to make sure children learn how to read correctly and in a way that’s backed by the science of reading — which is a portion of his proposed budget. “I truly believe there’s nothing more important than the science of reading, and making sure that every single child in the […]

New bill would eliminate retention under Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee

BY: - March 22, 2023

A new bill would eliminate retention under Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee and is almost identical to a previous bill that died in the last General Assembly.  House Bill 117 was introduced last week by state Rep. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, and state Rep. Phil Robinson, D-Solon.  “I have nothing against retention,” Manning said. “But […]

Gov. Mike DeWine highlights education components of his proposed budget

BY: - March 22, 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine talked about the various education pieces of his proposed budget to Ohio school board members Tuesday morning at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square.  DeWine talked about school funding, literacy, career tech schools, and higher education at the State Legislative Conference, which included the Ohio School Boards Association, Ohio Association […]

Ohio Senate passes education department overhaul

BY: - March 2, 2023

The Ohio Senate passed a bill to overhaul the administration of the state’s education system in a Wednesday vote along party lines. The 26-7 party-line vote on Senate Bill 1 came with fierce urgency from GOP supporters that the chances must be completed to improve the way in which education is led in the state. […]

Ohio Senate committee passes education overhaul, moves measure to full chamber vote

BY: - March 1, 2023

The Ohio Senate Education Committee Tuesday passed a bill along party lines to overhaul the state’s department and board of education, over objections from multiple education board members and the the Ohio School Boards Association. The passage came after a second day of opponent testimony against the bill. Opponents speaking on Tuesday questioned the ability of […]

State Board of Education members say no to state ed overhaul

BY: - February 22, 2023

Three members of the Ohio State Board of Education publicly opposed an overhaul of the state education system on Tuesday. The members were among dozens of people asking the Ohio Senate’s Education Committee to rethink Senate Bill 1, a bill to rename and restructure the Ohio Department of Education, and reduce the role of the […]

Ohio homeschooling group head: Nazi curriculum ‘a sick parenting issue’

BY: - February 14, 2023

The leader of an Ohio homeschooling group that once included an Upper Sandusky couple reportedly using a neo-Nazi curriculum has now condemned it and said homeschooling shouldn’t be judged by one “sick parenting issue.” The couple, who use the aliases “Mr. and Mrs. Saxon,” was reported to the Ohio Department of Education, who said it […]

Education overhaul returns to Ohio Senate

BY: - January 13, 2023

As promised by Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman last year, an overhaul of the state education system is back on the agenda. The bill, once again led by state Sen. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, was reintroduced on Jan. 11, and already has 10 cosponsors signed on. The legislation seeks to rename the Ohio Department of Education […]

Public school funding set for court battle in 2023

BY: - January 4, 2023

While the trial of former Ohio House speaker Larry Householder will hold the attention of many this year, the battle over public school funding will also be subject to court drama. Public school districts, some individual students in public schools, and the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding, spent the last year […]

Education sees some funding boosts, some missed opportunities in 2022

BY: - December 27, 2022

Next year is sure to be a busy one when it comes to education in Ohio, with potential state agency overhauls and funding changes still on the agenda for the state legislature. The end of 2022 was capped by an 11th-hour push and ultimately failure for an attempted overhaul of the Ohio Department of Education […]

Blaming legislative ‘turmoil,’ state board of ed puts off superintendent search

BY: - December 14, 2022

On the heels of proposed legislation to make major changes to the Ohio Department of Education, the State Board of Education hesitated to make decisions in the superintendent search process. In an 11-4 vote, the board pushed to February any decisions on a search firm that would bring superintendent candidates for board review. The vote […]

State education overhaul begins trek through Ohio House

BY: - December 13, 2022

A bill to rename and restructure the Ohio Department of Education, and change the roles of the State Board of Education may see an Ohio House vote by the end of the week. Senate Bill 178 was introduced in the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee on Monday, the same day the body’s Rules and […]