RNC: Protesters keep protesting, GOP yells back
RNC: Protesters keep protesting, GOP yells back
Heather Kays | July 20, 2016|   25
CLEVELAND — It’s a scene so chaotic that at some points it’s difficult to guess which person is protesting what cause. Some are more obvious: many protesters from better-known groups such as Black Lives Matter and Code Pink are peacefully assembling outside the perimeter of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Others hold signs emblazoned with sayings […]
Study: Ohio vouchers study shows need for more study
Study: Ohio vouchers study shows need for more study
Amelia Hamilton | July 13, 2016|   0
Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarhip Program has provided vouchers to nearly 20,000 students in Ohio who would otherwise attend low-performing schools. A new study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute examined the program to determine how it is working by analyzing data from the 2003-2004 through 2012-13 school years. The study looked to answer the questions “Which children are using EdChoice when […]
Cleveland’s first union-charter contract agreed upon
Amelia Hamilton | June 17, 2016|   3
Teachers at Cleveland’s I Can charter schools now have a union contract for three years, the first in the city. The contract sets teacher pay to start at $37,000 with a maximum of about $62,000. “This contract is historic for the state of Ohio, and these teachers deserve a round of congratulations for wanting the voice […]
Ohio students get welding certification
Amelia Hamilton | June 08, 2016|   2
Fourteen Ohio high school students and recent graduates took part in a “welding boot camp” to earn their certification last month. “This is an opportunity high school students rarely have,” said Arlette Robinson, career and technical education supervisor for Bradley County Schools. “No one in Bradley County has ever offered this. It’s really a big thing.” Read more here.
Nanny State of the Week: FDA fries family’s potato chip business with new cooking oil mandates
Nanny State of the Week: FDA fries family’s potato chip business with new cooking oil mandates
Eric Boehm | May 30, 2016|   318
Jones' potato chips will take on a different flavor because the FDA has banned the kind of cooking oil the company has used for 70 years.
Ohio scraps ‘archaic and unnecessary’ limitation on alcohol content in beer
Ohio scraps ‘archaic and unnecessary’ limitation on alcohol content in beer
Eric Boehm | May 20, 2016|   23
The Ohio House voted 88-9 this week to remove Ohio’s prohibition on beer with more than 12 percent alcohol by volume.
Columbus charter producing results
Amelia Hamilton | May 19, 2016|   3
Students at Columbus Collegiate Academy are outperforming other students across the state. The school “takes sixth-graders from all over the city who are behind, and in three short years they best state averages,” said Chad Aldis, vice president for Ohio policy and advocacy with the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, which sponsors CCA. “It is unusual for anybody. It […]
Ohio’s adult diploma program
Amelia Hamilton | May 16, 2016|   1
The Ohio Department of Education is now offering a program for adults aged 22 or older to earn their high school diploma rather than a GED. Eighty students have completed the program, which also includes an industry certification, and another 700 are enrolled across the state. “As a former teacher, building principal and district superintendent, I feel […]
Ohio lawmaker wants to free workers, unions from forced representation
Ohio lawmaker wants to free workers, unions from forced representation
Jason Hart | May 16, 2016|   17
An Ohio lawmaker wants to solve unions' biggest complaint about the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association lawsuit in case the petitioners win.
Cleveland teachers consider strike
Amelia Hamilton | May 12, 2016|   1
The Cleveland Teachers Union is considering a strike in the fall over teacher evaluations and pay. The union is asking teachers to vote this week on calling a strike and also asking members to reject the contract recommended by a federal fact-finder last week. The median pay for Cleveland’s teachers is $76,652. Read more here.   […]