Common Core

Education
6:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Huber Heights School District May Seek Another Levy

Huber Heights City Schools District Superintendent Sue Gunnell said the school board might request an additional property tax levy in May.
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Voters in Huber Heights said no to a school levy for sixth time earlier this month. The Huber Heights City School District is stretching to cover the cost of Common Core.

District Superintendent Sue Gunnell says an extra $4.4 million a year would have meant 14 additional teachers, and the school needs new books and supplies to help teach the Common Core standards. 

“We have not been able to update our instructional materials for quite some time,” she said.

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Education
11:50 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Common Core Debate Hits Pause As Leaders Push In New Directions

More than a hundred people have participated in the argument over a repeal of Ohio’s current education standards called the Common Core. Now at least one leader would like to see the debate take a slight change in course.

The Common Core was created by a group of education experts from around the country, including Ohio. The state adopted the standards in 2010, and school districts implemented them starting this year, with full implementation and testing set to roll out in the 2014-2015 school year currently udnerway.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Businesses Get On The Common Core Bus

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Business and education groups are expected to be in Columbus this week to defend the state’s Common Core curriculum in house hearings.

House Bill 597 would repeal the K through 12 educational standards, which are set to go into effect this school year—opponents see the standards as federal overreach. But business groups like the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce have been on board ever since Ohio passed its version of the standards in 2010.

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Education
6:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Governor Kasich Responds To Common Core Critics In Beavercreek

Governor John Kasich made a campaign stop in Beavercreek Tuesday.
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Protesters met Governor John Kasich on a campaign stop in Beavercreek Tuesday to ask him to repeal the Common Core curriculum, although Kasich is unlikely to support that effort.

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Education
11:11 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Common Core Curriculum Debated In Columbus

Opponents of the Common Core gathered in Columbus Monday to show their support for repealing the standards.
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The set of education standards known as Common Core is under attack just as schools around Ohio begin to implement it. Hearings began this week on a bill to repeal the standards in Columbus.

The Common Core is a set of benchmarks created by a group of education experts from around the country, including some from Ohio, in 2010. The standards were then adopted by the state along with more than 40 others.

Robert Hill, superintendent of Firelands Local Schools in Lorain County, says a great deal of research went into crafting the standards.

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