Education

Education
7:04 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Former Ohio Chancellor to Head Hillel

Ohio’s Former Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents is taking a new job. Eric Fingerhut has been named the President and CEO of the Hillel Foundation, an organization that helps Jewish college aged students. Fingerhut says he’s excited about this new possibility.

"I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to bring together the two passions of my life – education and my connection to the Jewish world," says Fingerhut.  Nothing would make me happier than for this to be the job that  spend the rest of my professional career in and make a difference everyday."

Education
7:04 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Ohio Lawmaker Wants Tax Break For Home-Schooling

A state lawmaker in Ohio wants to provide a tax break to property owners who home-school their children.

The proposal comes from state Sen. Kris Jordan of Ostrander in central Ohio.

His bill would reduce property taxes for parents who home-school their children by an amount equal to what they pay for school levies in their local districts.

According to The Plain Dealer, Jordan says the legislation will help those who sacrifice to home-school a child.

Education
11:51 am
Thu July 11, 2013

How the State Budget Affects Education

The state budget Governor Kasich signed last week puts more than 19 billion dollars of state funding into Ohio schools. State GOP leaders are calling it a historic investment in education.

Overall, most schools will see more money from the state than they did last year, nearly $1 billion more. But not every district will get more money—about a third of districts won’t see any increase. And even this new money will not make up for the deep cuts in state funding for schools in 2009.

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Education
7:35 am
Wed July 10, 2013

New Ohio Law Gets Rid of Snow Days

A new law changes gets rid of snow days for Ohio schools. The change also replaces the minimum number of days in a school year and will instead count hours, depending on grade level.

The Dayton Daily News reports the change will begin with the 2014-2015 school year. Lawmakers say this will give schools more flexibility to make up snow days by adding hours rather than tacking on days to the end of the year.

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Education
8:04 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Ohio Offsets $19 Million In Federal Cuts to Schools

The Ohio Department of Education says the state is redirecting $19 million to help school districts offset federal budget cuts.

Ohio Superintendent Richard Ross announced Monday that $11 million in unused federal funds will go for special education and another $8 million for Title 1 math and reading intervention programs. The money is coming from untapped special project funds and money that had been awarded to now-closed charter schools.

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