Four candidates have made the final cut in Ohio's search for a new schools chief.
Finalists named Monday include Gov. John Kasich's top education adviser, Richard Ross. The former Reynoldsburg superintendent helped craft Kasich's school-funding plan. Current Interim Superintendent Michael Sawyers is also a finalist.
A group of education advocates and administrators are leading a panel discussion Tuesday morning to discuss the impact of how students moving from school to school impairs a their academic success. WYSO’s Emily McCord reports the group is trying to raise awareness so schools are better equipped to handle what’s called “student mobility”.
Several members of the Wilberforce University faculty along with nearly 100 students held a rally Tuesday morning to protest several ongoing issues with the school’s administration. The faculty is asking Wilberforce President Patricia Hardaway to step down and for the Board of Trustees to disband.
Students gathered were chanting, "Hardaway must go, Hardway must go, no Board of Trustees, no Board of Trustees," at the rally, which was held at the school's Alumni Multiplex.
Parents of students at low-performing schools could gain the power to make big changes themselves under a proposed law tucked away in Gov. John Kasich’s 4,000-page state budget bill. It’s called a parent trigger law. StateImpact Ohio’s Molly Bloom explains.
A parent trigger law is already in place in the Columbus school district on a pilot basis. Here’s how it works: