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Education
3:35 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Springfield City School will benefit from Ohio GOP House budget

Springfield City School administrators have had time to digest the school funding plan released by Ohio House Republicans. Under the House plan, schools will receive nearly $121 million less next year than in Governor John Kasich's plan. Springfield City Schools fare well under the House plan.

In their school funding budget, House Republicans increased per-pupil funding in Ohio from $5,000 in Kasich’s plan to $5,732 in 2014, which is the same amount that has been in place since 2009.

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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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Education
4:46 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Unplugging Narcissus: Why a High Tech Society Needs a High Touch Childhood

Lowell Monke
Credit Antioch College

On April 18th Professor of Education at Wittenberg University, Lowell Monke will engage an audience at Antioch College in a conversation about "Unplugging Narcissus: Why a High Tech Society Needs a High Touch Childhood."   It’s about the effects of social media and other technologies on the younger generation In an interview with WYSO he explains how this issue became a priority to him. 

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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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