Education http://wyso.org en Bill To Extend Snow Days Stalls In Ohio House http://wyso.org/post/bill-extend-snow-days-stalls-ohio-house <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season's extreme weather.</span></p><p>At issue is a disagreement over how many days to allow. House Speaker Bill Batchelder says <span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">members plan to take an additional week to continue to work on the number of days in the proposal and review its costs.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:38:41 +0000 Associated Press & Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 45858 at http://wyso.org Bill To Extend Snow Days Stalls In Ohio House Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Focuses On Education In First State Of The City http://wyso.org/post/dayton-mayor-nan-whaley-focuses-education-first-state-city <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley kept her focus on jobs and education at her first State of the City speech Tuesday.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 04:09:42 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45826 at http://wyso.org Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Focuses On Education In First State Of The City Principals Placed On Leave Following Ohio School Audit http://wyso.org/post/principals-placed-leave-following-ohio-school-audit <p>Columbus school officials say they are taking steps to fire four principals who the district says were associated with student record-keeping problems.</p><p>Superintendent Dan Good made the announcement Tuesday. It came on the heels of the Ohio auditor's investigation into attendance data scrubbing at the state's largest school district.</p><p>Good says letters sent Tuesday tell the four principals that they are being placed on unpaid leave and recommended for termination.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 45211 at http://wyso.org Governor Kasich: Ohio Should Allow More School Calamity Days http://wyso.org/post/governor-kasich-ohio-should-allow-more-school-calamity-days <p>Republican state Reps. Tony Burkley and Brian Hill have introduced a plan to add four calamity days this year following a call from Gov. Kasich&nbsp; who said many schools have exhausted their five allowable days off for snow or bad weather, or soon will.&nbsp;</p><p>John Charlton at the Ohio Department of Education explains the Governor thinks many schools are going to exhaust the five calamity days now currently allowed by law. And Charlton says the hope is the extra calamity days will make it safer for school children.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:08:50 +0000 Associated Press & Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 45165 at http://wyso.org Beavercreek Schools Plan For New Funds, Including "Straight A" Award http://wyso.org/post/beavercreek-schools-plan-new-funds-including-straight-award <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Beavercreek City School Board will hold its first regular meeting Thursday since a </span><a href="http://wyso.org/post/beavercreek-city-schools-levy-too-close-call" style="line-height: 1.15;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">dramatic levy recount in November</span></a><span style="background-color: transparen Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:20:14 +0000 Lewis Wallace 43542 at http://wyso.org Beavercreek Schools Plan For New Funds, Including "Straight A" Award