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Education
2:08 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Early Childhood Education Programs Impacted by Sequestration

Head Start is an early childhood education program that serves low-income and at-risk families and families that have children with disabilities. The recent sequestration is requiring Head Start programs across the state to cut their funding by 5.3 percent and that could mean big changes to the services it provides. Barbara Haxton is the Executive Director of the Ohio Head Start Association. She says that next year the Miami Valley could lose as many as 300 slots for children in local Head Start programs. 

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10:35 am
Mon April 15, 2013

WYSO Weekend: April 14, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for April 14, 2013 including the following stories:

-- Dayton Police Chief: Aerial Surveillance For Crime, Not Spying, by Emily McCord

-- Canal's Street's Montgomery Says Venue Has Been His Life, by Jerry Kenney

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Education
3:39 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Local Schools Unsure of Funding

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. 

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.

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Education
6:35 am
Thu April 11, 2013

New Group Pushes for Part-Time Ohio Faculty Rights

A new association is lobbying for better benefits and bargaining rights for part-time faculty at Ohio's public universities.

The Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association also wants to boost pay for these adjunct professors, who make up about two-thirds of the state's public university faculty.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports Thursday that Youngstown State University has the most part-time faculty, while the University of Akron has more than 1,000 part-time professors.

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Education
7:04 am
Wed April 10, 2013

House Moves Away from Governor’s School Funding Plan

Credit Ohio Public Radio

The Republicans in the legislature dealt several blows to Governor Kasich yesterday, including major revisions in his school funding formula. StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky has this report on what those changes could mean for Ohio’s schools.

When Governor John Kasich announced his new school-funding proposal, most superintendents around the state were relieved to hear no one would get a funding cut. And there was also a lot of cheering when Kasich said his new formula would mean rich schools got less and poor schools got more.

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