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.
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.
By Katie Chaffee & Chelsea Davis & Lauren Smith & Megan Walsh
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.
The June 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Mark Roosevelt, president of Antioch College on creating change agents through the liberal arts.
The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.