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Education
3:23 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Clark County ESC Receives Grant Funding to Help School Districts

Four Clark County area school districts will receive grant money to help meet the requirements of a new early literacy law.

The Clark County Educational Service Center has received $203,000 in grant money from the Ohio Department of Education to help Greenon, Southeastern, Yellow Springs and North Union school districts develop plans for early literacy and reading instruction.

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Education
8:04 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Ohio Awards $7.2M for Safe School Route Projects

The Ohio Department of Transportation is awarding $7.2 million for projects to help children safely walk or bike to school.

The grants announced this week in the Safe Routes to School Program go to 58 projects. The money will help with constructing or improving crosswalks and sidewalks and will support efforts to educate children about being safe on the way to school.

Ohio first lady Karen Kasich says the projects encourage walking or biking to school and can help cut pollution and traffic.

Education
8:04 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Ohio Senate Pitches Update to School Funding Plan

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate say their state budget education proposal spreads more money to more school districts.

Senate President Keith Faber says the plan increases state aid to schools in the two-year budget by more than $717 million compared to the current budget, which ends June 30.

Faber said Thursday the money stems from expected adjustments to state revenue and Medicaid caseload projections.

The GOP-controlled Senate's proposal spends almost $142 million more to fund schools compared to the House-passed version of the spending bill.

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Education
7:35 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Parents, ACLU Oppose Creationism Curriculum in Spingboro

Some parents and a civil rights group oppose policies to insert creationism and other religious issues into a western Ohio school district's classrooms.

The Dayton Daily News reports the Springboro School Board took comments on the proposed policy changes at a meeting Thursday night attended by parents, students and teachers.

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Thursday to the board urging members to abandon the plan to list to add creationism and evolution as discussion issues appropriate for students.

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Education
12:04 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Plan to Change College Student Voting Rules Might Be in Trouble

It looks like a controversial bill affecting student voting might not have enough support to make it in the budget after all.

Democratic State Representative Debbie Phillips says courts have ruled college students who attend Ohio universities full time can vote as Ohioans if they want.  She’s taking issue with a part of the proposed budget that would mandate state universities to lose money if they give these students credentials needed to vote.

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