Ida Lieszkovszky (StateImpact: Ohio)

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Election 2012
6:33 am
Wed November 7, 2012

New School Levies Struggle, Renewals Prevail - Again

School levies have been notoriously tough to pass in the last several years as voters struggled with an economy that has been slow to recover. Typically, schools that ask for a renewal of an existing levy get it, while schools that want extra money are turned down. This election mostly followed the rule, though many districts were banking on the larger voter turnout of a presidential election.

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Education
8:05 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Ohio’s No Child Left Behind Waiver Approved

Ohio is one of eight states that no longer have to meet all the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but with a caveat.

More than a decade ago the No Child Left Behind Act ushered in a new era of education reform, including the requirement that all students be proficient in reading and math by 2014.  Many states have fought for repeal, calling the law unrealistic.  It remains in place but the Obama Administration has given states a way around some of the requirements, allowing states to apply for waivers.

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Education
4:26 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

New Teacher Evaluation Standards On The Way

It not even been a week since voters overturned Senate Bill 5 - the law that would have limited the bargaining rights of public employees. But for teachers, one of the most nerve-wracking aspects of that legislation is still on its way. Ida Lieszkovszky of StateImpact Ohio has this report.

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Election 2011
8:21 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Issue 2 Could Play Key Role in 2012 Presidential Elections

Issue 2 opponents celebrate victory
Courtesy of Ohio Public Radio

Teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and other public employees spent much of last night celebrating. As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, their victory could extend well beyond last night.

Teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and other public employees spent much of last night celebrating. As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, their victory could extend well beyond last night.

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Election 2011
7:01 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Teachers React to Issue 2 Defeat

Celebration at an Vote No on Issue 2 Rally
Courtesy of Ohio Public Radio

In an election watched nationwide, Ohio’s voters quashed Issue 2 last night. That’s the measure that would have limited collective bargaining for some 350-thousand police, firefighters, teachers and other public employees. As StateImpact: Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, unions members celebrated last night, but many are concerned about Governor John Kasich’s next move.

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