ohio
Legislation
Ohio Republicans look to restrict transgender bathroom use in schools, colleges

(The Center Square) – A group of Ohio Republican House members recently introduced legislation that would ban Ohio students from using restrooms or locker rooms of the opposite biological sex. … Read More

June 2, 2023
Public Education
School district sued over policy that allegedly punishes students for ‘misgendering’ others

A parental rights organization is suing an Ohio school district over a policy that allegedly punishes students who intentionally “misgender” their peers. Parents Defending Education (PDE), a parental rights organization, … Read More

May 11, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Religious groups welcome two bills which would give Ohio students more excused absences

(The Center Square) – Two bills in the Ohio Legislature would expand the number of days students could use as excused absences to six – three for religious activities and… Read More

May 5, 2023
Legislation
Poll: Majority of Ohioans support universal school choice

(The Center Square) – A new poll produced by a conservative Libertarian group shows most Ohioans support current legislation in the Ohio General Assembly that would expand school choice to… Read More

April 26, 2023
Public Education
Report: More Ohio students score at lowest levels on state tests

(The Center Square) – Nearly a quarter of Ohio students scored at the lowest level on state performance tests in 2022, which rose to nearly one-half in other districts, according… Read More

April 25, 2023
Culture
‘I’m not going to stop until I stop breathing’: Mother jailed for defying public school zoning regulations speaks out for parents’ rights and school choice

Twelve years ago, Kelley Williams-Bolar went to jail and made national news for lying so her daughters could attend a school outside their public district. Read More

April 18, 2023
Public Education
Ohio state superintendent’s departure renews push to remove power from school board

(The Center Square) – Two Ohio state senators believe the recent resignation of the interim superintendent of Public Instruction opens the door to an overhaul of the Ohio Department of… Read More

April 11, 2023
Culture
Ohio Parents Bill of Rights before Ohio lawmakers

(The Center Square) – School systems would have to have policies that allow parents to be more active in their child’s education, give parents notice of sexually explicit materials and… Read More

March 20, 2023
Culture
Proposed legislation would stop diversity, equity training at Ohio colleges, universities

(The Center Square) – A bill in the Ohio Legislature would stop diversity and equity training for faculty and students at state colleges and universities. The Higher Education Enhancement Act,… Read More

March 17, 2023
Legislation
‘Backpack Bill,’ universal school choice, returns to Ohio General Assembly

(The Center Square) – A plan to allow state education dollars to be used by every Ohio parent to pay for private school or other education expenses is back before… Read More

March 15, 2023
Public Education
Ohio Senate takes another step to remove power from state school board

(The Center Square) – After failing late last year, a bill that would remove power from the Ohio Board of Education and the state superintendent is moving forward in the… Read More

March 3, 2023
Culture
‘Not moving backwards’: More red states join push to bar men from competing in women’s sports

(Daily Caller) – Several red states are joining the push to bar men from competing on the same sports team as women in both K-12 school districts and college athletics. Read More

February 28, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Feb. 20-24)

Christian leader talks school choice for Christian parents – Albert Mohler, a seminary president and prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention, discusses why the current push for school… Read More

February 24, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Feb. 13-17)

NASA helps Louisiana Christian school students build model rockets – Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, Louisiana received a special class from NASA’s Education and Outreach program. Eighth graders got hands-on… Read More

February 17, 2023
Public Education
Akron pilots $43K no-cellphone policy to address school violence as superintendent resigns

Akron Public Schools is piloting a no-cellphone policy to combat the alarming amount of violence in its public schools – a problem which led the superintendent to resign. Read More

February 16, 2023
Culture, Public Education
After School Satan Club might pay the price for being controversial – literally

A Virginia school board is considering revising its policies on after-school clubs following conflict over a new “After School Satan Club.” The Chesapeake Public School Board previously allowed… Read More

February 14, 2023
Courts, Public Education
School bus driver claims union continues collecting dues despite resignation

(The Center Square) – An Ohio public school employee says his union locked him into paying dues for an entire school year against his will. Richard Koch, a bus driver… Read More

February 13, 2023
Public Education
Ohio plans larger approach for school safety

(The Center Square) – The state wants Ohio schools to focus on the physical and emotional well-being of students in order to provide a complete safety structure. The Ohio School Safety… Read More

February 13, 2023
Legislation
Ohio governor includes school choice, family-related tax cuts at forefront of proposed budget

(The Center Square) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine put education center stage Tuesday, saying the state’s future is defined by how well children are educated. He outlined an education focus on… Read More

February 1, 2023
Legislation
Universal EdChoice scholarship bill introduced in Ohio Senate

(The Center Square) – A new bill in the Ohio General Assembly would make all Ohio students eligible for the state’s EdChoice Scholarship program and significantly grow the state’s homeschool tax… Read More

January 25, 2023