Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:13pm
New York Life Foundation announced a $4 million grant to After-School All-Stars, a nonprofit providing year-round, school-based, afterschool programs. The four-year grant will be used to support expansion to serve middle school youth in six new cities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:55pm
A bipartisan plan for paying for public schools emerged in the state House, offering a creative way to pay for $700 million in school construction by borrowing against $50 million a year in future state Lottery profits.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:51pm
Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow them to present county voters with a 1-cent sales tax request for school construction needs on the November ballot. The bill would provide the penny-tax option to the state’s counties that do not raise a minimum amount in accommodation taxes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:42pm
Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee objected to some K12 school building projects appearing on the design and construction list without appearing to go through the initial planning step under the established process.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:31pm
When does a local education fight become a national bellwether? When it touches a policy lightning rod, scrambles partisan allegiances and involves political actors who stand in for whole political ideologies.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:49pm
In the next week, the district will be making the difficult decision about closing neighborhood schools. What is needed is a new set of policies that address the underlying pathology behind school closure. If we do not do this, we will find ourselves having this same discussion year after year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:46pm
The Union County School Board, in a surprise vote, approved a redistricting plan before an upset crowd that will require 3,200 out of 41,800 students to switch schools. The plan was amended to exempt current fourth and seventh-graders and all high school students, as long as they provided their own transportation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:39pm
Common Core is not just about college and career readiness. It is also deeply and explicitly focused on preparing students for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:29pm
Almost half of the students text or email while driving, only one in five are eating their fruits and veggies every day and an increasing number are playing video games for more than three hours a day, according to the Ohio Department of Health's Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:25pm
A new statewide tally shows 35 out of 252 school budgets were defeated in town meeting voting, the most since 2003, as voters reacted to the possibilities of increased local school tax rates and state property rates.