ohio
Legislation
Ohio Senate proposes resolution on Title IX

(The Center Square) – An Ohio senator wants state lawmakers to send a message to the U.S. Department of Education to exclude sexual orientation and gender identity from Title IX. U.S. Read More

May 22, 2024
Public Education
Ohio school system faces $90M deficit from COVID-19 spending

(The Center Square) – Continued hiring and millions in building projects pushed an Ohio public school system to a financial cliff, including a projected $90 million deficit by 2028, state Auditor… Read More

May 21, 2024
Legislation
Bipartisan push to balance religion, free speech on Ohio campuses

(The Center Square) – A group of bipartisan lawmakers wants to balance religious freedom and free speech on college campuses throughout Ohio with a new law. The proposed plan, developed with… Read More

May 17, 2024
Legislation
Cellphone policy requirement likely for Ohio schools

(The Center Square) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will have to settle for school districts establishing respective cellphone policies rather than the state limiting use for students during the school day. Read More

May 10, 2024
Courts
After judge blocks law protecting kids from transgender surgeries, Ohio calls on State Supreme Court to intervene

(The Daily Signal) – The attorney general of Ohio has asked the state’s Supreme Court to intervene in a matter involving an Ohio judge who temporarily blocked a law protecting… Read More

April 24, 2024
Legislation
Ohio House could soon take up single-sex bathroom bill

(The Center Square) – While a court weighs the legality of Ohio’s ban on transgender health care for minors and single-sex sports teams, the Ohio House could soon vote on a… Read More

April 19, 2024
Legislation
Lawmakers act on DeWine’s call to ban cell phones in classroom

(The Center Square) – Gov. Mike DeWine’s push to ban cell phones in Ohio classrooms is meeting resistance from Republicans and Democrats. In last week’s State of the State address,… Read More

April 15, 2024
Public Education
Ohio approves 90,000 scholarships during first year of universal school choice

The Ohio Department of Education has approved nearly 90,000 scholarships during the state’s first year of universal school choice. As of March 18, the state approved 87,312 applications to the… Read More

March 26, 2024
Culture
Ohio senator wants to stop ‘sanctuary cities’ within higher ed

(The Center Square) – Sen. J.D. Vance believes college and university leaders want their campuses to be safe havens for people living in or entering the country illegally. He says… Read More

March 21, 2024
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
Courts
Educator sues union, school district for illegally withholding dues, even after she left

(The Daily Signal) – An Ohio teacher’s assistant who helps special needs students is suing her school district and former union because the district withheld union dues from her paycheck… Read More

February 20, 2024
Public Education
18-year-old Ohio school board member arrested for drunk driving

An 18-year-old Ohio school board member elected on a platform prioritizing student safety was arrested and charged with drunk driving Friday. Brady Hall assumed his position… Read More

February 20, 2024
Public Education
Ohio school board hands tied by teachers’ union lawsuit, loses grant for reading tutors  

An Ohio school board has reluctantly agreed not to hire reading tutors after the local teachers’ union filed a lawsuit. The Akron Board of Education voted… Read More

February 8, 2024
Culture
Ohio State ‘Sex Week’ invites students to send Valentines to abortion providers, warns of ‘dangerous’ pregnancy centers

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Ohio State University (OSU) is holding a “Sex Week” from Feb. 11 to Feb. 17 that has events for students to send Valentine cards to… Read More

January 30, 2024
Courts
The Akron school board approved online tutors to help its struggling students. Then the teachers’ union sued

A local Ohio teachers’ union is suing its school board for allegedly violating an Open Meetings law when considering hiring a private tutoring company to address the reading crisis among… Read More

January 29, 2024
Public Education
Pittsburgh School District may hire controversial diversity consultant

(The Center Square) – The Pittsburgh School District may soon hire a consultant who’s drawn scrutiny for its alleged critical race theory training. The district is reviewing a contract with… Read More

January 22, 2024
Public Education
Report: School building closures help Pittsburgh taxpayers

(The Center Square) – The Pittsburgh Public School District recently passed a budget that again spends more money than it collects, leaving some analysts sounding the alarm about deferred building… Read More

January 18, 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
Public Education
Ohio teacher required ‘major brain surgery’ after being assaulted by a student, who may have been under the influence of drugs

A 16-year-old student was arrested in Ohio after his alleged assault on a teacher left her suffering from a traumatic brain injury. After an initial investigation,… Read More

January 16, 2024
Culture
Holocaust & Humanity Center in Ohio fighting explosion of antisemitism with education  

A Holocaust museum in Ohio is using education to halt the spread of antisemitism since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel.  The Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center… Read More

January 12, 2024