2:40 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Construction Money Approved For 3 Ohio Districts

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The state's school construction agency has approved $164 million in construction and renovation projects for three Ohio districts.

The funding includes $106 million in state dollars and $58 million in local funding under the state school construction formula.

The Ohio School Facilities Commission approval of the projects Thursday marks the second set of school projects to receive funding in the current business year.

The commission was created in 1997 as part of Ohio's response to court rulings that found the state's school funding system unconstitutional.

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11:37 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Charter School Critics Call For Reform In Property Spending

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Charter school critics are calling on the state to tighten its oversight on these operations when it comes to their property costs. ProgressOhio, a consortium of liberal groups, is putting a spotlight on Imagine Schools, which manages 17 charter schools in the state. ProgressOhio’s Executive Director, Brian Rothenberg, says the schools are locking themselves into expensive building leases with SchoolHouse Finance, which is an Imagine Schools subsidiary.

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6:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Greenon School District Seeks New Money and Renewal On Election Day

The Greenon Local School District, a rural district in Clark County, will have two tax issues on the Nov. 4 ballot. School officials believe severe cuts to programs will have to be made if the voters reject the levies.

One of the issues is a renewal of an existing property tax levy that voters approved in 2010.

The second issue asks voters for new money. The 4.96-mill levy would generate over $1.2 million a year for operations for the next five years.

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7:42 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Ohio State Knew About Marching Band Hazing Decades Ago

The OSU marching band made a surprise visit to the House chamber at the statehouse last year.
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As the controversy over the firing of Ohio State University's marching band director continues, records indicate the university knew about hazing and questionable initiations as far back as 32 years, and a former music school official told former staff members to put an end to it.

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History Talk from Origins
2:44 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

4th and Goal? The Past of the American University and the Future of the NCAA

Ohio Stadium Dedication Game, OSU vs. Michigan, 1922
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History Talk continues its exploration of the relationship between American university sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA.

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