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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 […]

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Supporters of education overhaul make case in Ohio Senate committee

BY: - February 8, 2023

Workforce development components of a bill to overhaul education in Ohio by taking power from the state school board and putting it under the governor’s officer were applauded by supporters in an Ohio Senate committee Tuesday. Supporters ranged from businesses to career centers to the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, all of whom spoke out at […]

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 […]

ACLU of Ohio seeks to step in on trans restroom federal lawsuit

BY: - January 11, 2023

The American Civil Liberties Union entered their legal opinion on a lawsuit challenging an Ohio school district that allows transgender students to use restrooms based on their gender identity. The federal lawsuit involves a 14-year-old girl who is a freshman at Bethel High School. The transgender girl uses the girls communal restroom there, but some […]

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 […]

Resolution condemning LGBTQ anti-discrimination language passed by Ohio’s state Board of Education

BY: - December 14, 2022

A resolution that has no enforceable authority has been approved by Ohio’s State Board of Education, standing in opposition to proposed LGBTQ anti-discrimination rules not even a part of federal regulations yet. The state board heard several more hours of testimony against the resolution, which condemns proposed changes to federal anti-discrimination language to include gender […]

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 […]

Ohio Senate passes education overhaul

BY: - December 8, 2022

The Ohio Senate passed an overhaul of the state Department of Education and Board of Education on Wednesday with heavy criticism for what bill supporters say has been years of dysfunction. The measure passed 22-7, and now moves on for House consideration. Senate President Matt Huffman came down from the dais just to support the […]

Education advocates slam bill overhauling state Department of Education for quick timeline

BY: - December 7, 2022

An Ohio Senate committee approved a bill that would make significant changes to the state’s Department of Education and its state board of education. Senate Bill 178 was approved with only one “no” vote, from state Sen. Vernon Sykes, D-Akron, after four hearings in the Senate Primary and Secondary Education Committee. Multiple education advocates and […]