Ohio schools

State’s top Republicans (sort of) disagree about vaccinating teachers

BY: - February 10, 2021

Ohio’s two top Republicans seem to have different ideas about when students should return to school — although one of them wouldn’t acknowledge it on Tuesday. Last week, Sen. Rob Portman appeared to signal a rare public disagreement with Gov. Mike DeWine, who for a year has been taking fire from some on his right […]

School cases grow in Ohio counties

BY: - November 16, 2020

The state has ballooned with COVID-19 cases, and schools have reported their own increases in student cases, some hitting triple digits. Delaware County’s Olentangy Local Schools has seen the most total cases as of the most recent state schools report, released on Thursday, with 125 reported COVID-19 cases since reporting began. Franklin County had several […]


As COVID-19 surges, the idea of reopening schools is becoming very dangerous

BY: - July 16, 2020

As the school year draws near, soaring COVID-19 cases in Ohio have raised doubts in some areas about whether public schools will be able to reopen on schedule.  School districts are set to roll out plans to start the school year, most involving combinations of classroom and remote learning. In my neck of the woods […]

Ohio’s private colleges received PPP funding as public schools have struggled

BY: and - July 8, 2020

A number of private colleges and universities in Ohio benefited from forgivable federal small business loans and retained thousands of local jobs. Public institutions were not as lucky. Unable to receive the millions of public loan dollars which flowed to private campuses this spring, many have announced deep cuts in recent months. The coronavirus pandemic […]

Education officials: Schools need consistency in reopen

BY: - June 29, 2020

Officials and superintendents said local control is a good thing for Ohio school districts, but consistency and guidance from the state is necessary in a global pandemic. Opponents and interested parties testified in a recent meeting of the Senate Education Committee regarding Senate Bill 320, which seeks to give full authority for school reopenings to […]