Sen. Peggy Lehner http://wyso.org en More Money for Preschool Likely in Ohio budget http://wyso.org/post/more-money-preschool-likely-ohio-budget <p>Some conservative Ohio lawmakers and some faith leaders who generally support conservative causes want to put millions of additional dollars into more preschool for at risk children, something a lot of Democrats have championed in the past, and the push is on at the Ohio Statehouse to get more money for early childhood education.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 15:22:09 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 33336 at http://wyso.org Local Schools Unsure of Funding http://wyso.org/post/local-schools-unsure-funding <p></p><p>On Tuesday, Republicans in the Ohio House put forth a budget proposal that included an education funding formula quite different than the one Governor John Kasich put forward in his two year spending blueprint.&nbsp;</p><p>Many welcomed the news that, under Governor Kasich’s plan, no schools would see their funding levels cut from the previous year. Yet, 60% of Ohio schools would get no funding increase, including some poorer districts, and some wealthy districts would have seen fairly large funding increases.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:39:34 +0000 Jerry Kenney 31589 at http://wyso.org PoliticsOhio: Senate Education Chair On Governor's School Plan http://wyso.org/post/politicsohio-senate-education-chair-governors-school-plan <p>Governor Kasich has released his long awaited plan for funding Ohio’s schools. Kettering Republican Senator Peggy Lehner is the Chair of the Senate Education Committee. She joins McCord to discuss the impact of the Governor's education proposal. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:24:21 +0000 Emily McCord 28425 at http://wyso.org PoliticsOhio: State Budget Won't Relieve School's Financial Woes, Says Lawmaker http://wyso.org/post/politicsohio-state-budget-wont-relieve-schools-financial-woes-says-lawmaker <p>Kettering Republican Senator Peggy Lehner was appointed this week to continue her work as chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Education. She previewed what's ahead this year with Emily McCord. Lehner says isnt' likely to see any more cash earmarked for education in the upcoming state budget, but other ways to find revenue are in the works to help Ohio's schools, like Governor Kasich's plan to overhaul the school funding system. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Emily McCord 27519 at http://wyso.org PoliticsOhio: Ohio Schools Brace for Lower Grades http://wyso.org/post/politicsohio-ohio-schools-brace-lower-grades <div><span class="il">Ellen</span> Belcher, who&#39;s filling in for Emily McCord, interviews state Sen. Peggy Lehner, a Republican from Kettering, about Ohio&#39;s decision to adopt a new grading system that many schools say will result in their getting poor report cards. Fri, 11 May 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Ellen Belcher 15581 at http://wyso.org