Ohio grants property tax relief to farmers, but some fear homeowners will pay a price
Michael Carroll | July 21, 2017
Ohio just modified how it calculates property taxes for agricultural lands in order to rescue farmers from soaring tax bills, but some fear the fix will eventually burden homeowners and provide less funding for some school districts. The state’s operating budget, which was signed June 30 by Gov. John Kasich, alters a complex formula used […]
Ohio gets down to business of retooling its workforce
Michael Carroll | July 14, 2017
Ohio’s state government leaders are venturing beyond tax policies, fiscal issues and regulations and into the wonky realm of realigning its workforce and higher education system to better meet the needs of businesses. Since taking office in 2011, Gov. John Kasich has highlighted the disconnect among university and college programs, employer training programs, economic development […]
Ohio Senate picks up bill barring undocumented workers’ comp elligibility
S. Laney | May 28, 2017
Undocumented workers would be barred from receiving workers’ compensation benefits in budget legislation passed by the Ohio House of Representatives and now in the state Senate. The bill includes an amendment that would require the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to verify a worker’s status when they apply for workers’ compensation. It also would punish employers […]
Ohio county picks electronic polling vendor that had previous election snafu
Ohio county picks electronic polling vendor that had previous election snafu
Johnny Kampis | March 27, 2017
An elections vendor recently got a contract to operate electronic poll books in Ohio's Cuyahoga County beginning this November despite major issues in another Ohio county in 2015.
Ohio pauses ESSA implementation
John Bicknell | March 15, 2017
The halt will give the state more time to get feedback on issues such as testing and teacher evaluations.
The case against Case: College ignored own policies in biased sexual assault investigation
The case against Case: College ignored own policies in biased sexual assault investigation
Ashe Schow | March 03, 2017
Accommodations may have helped an accusing student decide to file a report of sexual assault.
GOP lawmaker confronts Kasich on Ohio’s green-energy mandates
GOP lawmaker confronts Kasich on Ohio’s green-energy mandates
Charlie Katebi | March 03, 2017
State Rep. Bill Seitz is pushing to get rid of the costly regulations altogether.
A quick guide to Ohio’s changing charter school landscape
John Bicknell | February 13, 2017
A little more than a year out from an overhaul of the state’s charter school assessment system, Ohio’s charter sector is in a period of transition. Crain’s Cleveland Business has a guide to the changes that have happened and those that are on the horizon at the local, state and national levels. Read the whole […]
Ohio charter law shows early signs of success
John Bicknell | January 18, 2017
Researchers who studied the first year of Ohio’s charter school reforms say the 2015 law is “bringing promising changes to the state’s charter school sector.” A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute cites tougher oversight of Ohio charter authorizers and governing boards as key components of the overhaul. The authors note that this is […]
Accel may take over I Can schools in Ohio
John Bicknell | January 03, 2017
Consolidation could be coming to Ohio’s charter school sector. The I Can charter school network is considering turning its schools over to the Accel network, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Accel founder Ron Packard said the move “would be less of a purchase than a transfer of leadership.” Accel has taken over 23 schools in Ohio over […]