‘I just feel so powerless.’ Ohio teachers fear returning to class.
At a time of year when teachers are normally gathering school supplies and brainstorming lesson plans, some are instead preparing a different type of paperwork. Their wills. “Catching COVID-19 could be a death sentence for me,” said one southern Ohio teacher living with Crohn’s Disease. “I want to go back to work,” they added. “I […]
CARES Act funding to aid Ohio schools, care facilities
Nursing homes, schools and hospitals are among the places in Ohio that will soon receive an influx of cash to help bolster their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal CARES Act funding was allocated Monday by the Ohio Controlling Board, to be distributed in the coming weeks. In the […]
The benefits — and challenges — of changing Ohio schools’ start times
There are consequences to being athletic in the largest school district in Ohio. The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District, located in Southeast Ohio’s Monroe, Belmont and Noble counties, covers 546 square miles — almost half the size of Rhode Island. On a Tuesday earlier this season, the Monroe Central High School Seminoles got out […]
Teachers union funds books for Ohio schools, urges State to do the same
What would you do with your piece of a $50,000 grant to help bring back Ohio’s school libraries? Teachers in a Parma school hope to educate middle schoolers about dyslexia, to better understand the challenge some fellow students face. Teachers in Franklin County want to provide bilingual books and expose students to a more diverse […]