J.D. Davidson

J.D. Davidson is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience in newspapers in Ohio, Georgia, Alabama and Texas. He is a regional editor for The Center Square.

Public Education
Report: Ohio school spending rising; teacher pay, enrollment declining

(The Center Square) – Ohio schools spent nearly 15% more per student in 2020 than in 2002, while enrollment, the number of teachers and teacher pay dropped. According to a… Read More

March 1, 2024
Legislation
Indiana lawmakers want cellphones limited in classrooms

(The Center Square) – Indiana lawmakers want students to be better readers, and one way they want to make sure it happens is by limiting cellphone use in classrooms. Sen. Read More

February 22, 2024
Legislation
Vape ban in Kentucky schools closer to reality

(The Center Square) – Vaping in public schools is closer to being banned after Tuesday’s unanimous passage by the Education Committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives. All tobacco, alternative… Read More

February 15, 2024
Legislation
New bill would pay Ohio students to go to school

(The Center Square) – Two Ohio lawmakers want to pay students to go to school and to graduate, calling chronic absenteeism an education emergency. The bipartisan legislation would spend $1.5… Read More

January 17, 2024
Legislation
Ohio House votes to override DeWine’s veto on restricting trans treatments for minors

(The Center Square) – The Ohio House, dominated by Republicans, easily voted Wednesday afternoon to override Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill that bans transgender medical care on… Read More

January 11, 2024