Ohio State Board of Education

District 10: Ohio’s Board of Education candidates talk culture wars

BY: - September 16, 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. In the second edition of OCJ’s state Board of Education series, the […]

District 10: Ohio’s Board of Education candidates talk funding

BY: - September 12, 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. Three Northeast Ohioans are vying to represent District 10 in the State […]

Why you should be paying attention to Ohio Board of Education races

BY: - September 7, 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 midterms will decide more than just Ohio’s races for U.S. Senate, […]

Ohio governor, education groups at odds over board of ed district deadlines

BY: - July 21, 2022

As an August deadline looms for Ohio’s State Board of Education candidates, there’s a difference of opinion as to whether the governor has an obligation to change the districts to reflect the most current redistricting plan. The difference of opinion, the governor’s office and a coalition of education advocates say, is whether redistricting and apportionment […]

COMMENTARY

New state superintendent hiring raises questions about process, but the charter lobby is pleased

BY: - May 25, 2022

At its May meeting, the State Board of Education voted to employ Steve Dackin as Ohio’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction. But the hiring of the veteran school administrator has raised some concerns that require further reflection. The state board’s decision occurred in the middle of National Charter Schools Week and prompted questions about the […]

Dueling protests take on race theory, state school board members and legislators join in

BY: - September 22, 2021

The Ohio Board of Education met for its September meeting on Tuesday, but outside the building, protesters on both sides of the heated debate over race in education stood in the rain saying their piece. Board members didn’t just attend the meeting inside, however. Dr. Jenny Kilgore took time before the meeting to stand with […]

State school board to ask AG for opinion on anti-racism resolution

BY: and - July 15, 2021

In the weeks after the death of George Floyd spurred a nationwide movement against racism and police brutality, members of the Ohio Board of Education passed a resolution to acknowledge racial inequities and urge school officials to drive out racism in the education system. The state school board is now pushing back against the resolution […]

State Board of Ed to consider allowing race theory discussion

BY: - July 13, 2021

Ohio’s State Board of Education is being asked to remove a “limitation on verbal public participation” on the topics of “critical race theory” and the “1619 project” at a meeting Tuesday. The term “critical race theory” has been used, typically by academics but more recently by conservatives, to discuss how supposedly race-neutral public policy can […]

State Board of Ed members support banning racial focus in Ohio schools

BY: - June 25, 2021

Present and former members of the Ohio State Board of Education are opposed to the use of a racial lens when teaching education in the state. Dr. Jenny Shafer Kilgore, Kirsten Hill and Lisa Woods all spoke during multiple hours of testimony at a recent hearing in support of a bill that would eliminate the […]

Bipartisan bill looks to make state Board of Ed entirely elected

BY: - May 18, 2021

Two Ohio state representatives want to reduce the size of the state Board of Education, and eliminate governor-appointed spots. The Board of Education currently has 19 members, 11 of which are elected. In a bill introduced Friday by state Reps. Adam Bird, R-New Richmond and Joe Miller, D-Amherst, all would be elected. The board, which […]

Ohio Board of Education member speaks on participation in ‘Stop the Steal’ event

BY: - January 14, 2021

An Ohio Board of Education member said she merely walked, prayed and waved her American flag on the trip she organized to U.S. Capitol the day it was breached by insurrectionists. As previously reported by the OCJ, elected board member Kirsten Hill organized a bus trip for a “Stop the Steal” event as part of […]