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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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Education
4:08 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Miami University Makes Strides Toward Acceptance of Gay Students

Metzler, far right, with fellow LGBT community members at Miami University

Students and alumni say that Miami University has created a climate of acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer students, despite the school’s longstanding conservative reputation and location in a deeply conservative part of the state.

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Education
7:35 am
Tue June 25, 2013

New Report Says Proposed Budget Hurts Public Schools

A left leaning think tank says the proposed two year state budget would help private and charter schools but would hurt public schools.

Innovation Ohio’s Dale Butland says public schools are the big losers in the Republican backed budget plan that’s on the table right now.

"Most of them will get less money than they did in the 2010-11 budget and about 25% of our schools will get less than they did in the 2012-13 budget," says Butland.

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