J.D. Davidson

School choice could expand to nearly all students in Ohio if bill passes

(The Center Square) – School choice options in Ohio could expand to nearly every student if a new bill works its way quickly through the Ohio…

Ohio giving another $50 million for school safety

(The Center Square) – Ohio will add another $50 million to a growing total of state money for security upgrades at more than 700 schools…

Changes to Ohio gender bill means another meeting

(The Center Square) – A bill that would have banned gender reassignment surgery for minors remains alive in the Ohio House but without the ban and…

Ohio teachers union against new bill that allows veterans to be teachers

(The Center Square) – Ohio’s teachers union believes a bill in the General Assembly that would reduce requirements for veterans to become teachers would also…

‘Parents Bill of Rights’ introduced in Ohio House

(The Center Square) – Ohio school districts would not be able to discourage or prohibit parental involvement in decisions about their child’s mental health if…

Ohio school board delays vote on resolution against Title IX changes for LBGTQ students

(The Center Square) – After a meeting that lasted several hours, the Ohio Board of Education now plans to vote in October on an amendment…

Group recommends greater school choice in Ohio

(The Center Square) – A new report from an Ohio policy group recommends four education policy changes that it believes will help state students regain…

Columbus teachers, school district reach conceptual agreement

(The Center Square) – Columbus school teachers will not return to the picket line today, but instead are expected to be home preparing to return…

Columbus, Ohio teachers start school year on picket lines

(The Center Square) – Students in Ohio’s largest school district will begin classes Wednesday remotely after teachers rejected a final contract offer and voted to strike…

Columbus schools, teachers at impasse; strike vote scheduled Sunday

(The Center Square) – Teachers in Ohio’s largest school district are prepared to continue negotiations over the weekend but have scheduled a Sunday meeting for a…

Columbus City Schools plan remote learning if teachers strike

(The Center Square) – Ohio’s largest school district continues to move forward with plans to open the school year for students Aug. 24, despite the…

Charter schools in Ohio and Michigan sue Biden administration

(The Center Square) – A group of Ohio and Michigan charter schools sued the Biden administration today, claiming a new rule that requires charter schools…

Teachers in Ohio’s largest school district give 10-day strike notice

(The Center Square) – A little more than two weeks from the first day of school for students, teachers in Ohio’s largest school district voted late…

Nearly $50 million going to Ohio schools for safety

(The Center Square) – More than 1,000 Ohio schools in 81 of 88 counties will share $47 million in the state’s push to promote school…

Ohio policy group applauds U.S. Supreme Court decision on school tuition

(The Center Square) – An Ohio policy group called Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that states cannot deny students or families financial aid for attending…

DeWine tells Ohio school leaders arming teachers remains optional

(The Center Square) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, in a letter to school superintendents around the state, called arming teachers in classrooms a serious local…

Virginia’s Youngkin proposes gas tax holiday, restores school choice in budget amendments

(The Center Square) – Virginians could pay less for gas over a three-month period and early release of some state prisoners could be delayed if the…

26 AGs challenge new sex-based discrimination federal guidance

(The Center Square) – Half of the state attorneys general in the country want the Biden administration to walk back new federal guidance on sex-based…

Reduced training to arm Ohio teachers becomes law

(The Center Square) – Ohio school boards can put armed teachers in classrooms with one day of training, rather than the previously required month, after Gov.…

DeWine says he will sign bill to arm Ohio teachers more easily

(The Center Square) – In a marathon session before its summer recess, the Ohio General Assembly passed a series of bills aimed at school safety, including…

Bill to make it easier to arm teachers in Ohio passes Senate

(The Center Square) – Ohio teachers would need less than a day of training before carrying a gun to school, rather than the currently required…

Ohio bill would protect students’ faith

(The Center Square) – Professors at Ohio colleges and universities could be required to accommodate students’ religious beliefs and practices if a bill recently passed by…

Policy group wants Ohio to use ARPA money to fund students first

(The Center Square) – An Ohio policy group believes the state should use federal funds to expand private school options for students and parents and increase…

Ohio’s universal pre-K proposal receives mixed reviews

(The Center Square) – A group of Ohio economists believes a statewide universal pre-kindergarten program would boost the state’s economy and be important as a…

DeWine, 16 other governors oppose federal charter school intervention

(The Center Square) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine joined 16 other governors in a letter calling on the Biden administration to remove a proposed rule…

Governor vetoes bill to fund Kentucky charter schools

(The Center Square) – Saying Kentucky public schools are underfunded, Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill that would have funded charter schools in the state for…

Beshear vetoes CRT, transgender athlete bills

(The Center Square) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed two bills that affect public schools: one that would have prohibited teaching some critical race theory elements…

Ohio Republicans introduce bill that would ban teaching of sexual orientation in lower grades

(The Center Square) – Legislation introduced in the Ohio House would prohibit teachers from using curriculum on sexual orientation or gender identity in lower grades…

Ohio bill would force school curriculum, materials be posted online for parents

(The Center Square) – An Ohio lawmaker wants the state to follow several others across the country and have school districts post their curriculum and…