9:30 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Four Advance in Ohio School Superintendent Search

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.

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2:33 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Panel Discussion Focus On Student Mobility Problems In Montgomery County

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”.

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1:25 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Planned Protest Held at Wilberforce University

Faculty members at the Wilberforce rally.
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

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.

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12:28 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Parent Trigger Law to Expand

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: 

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7:04 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Ohio Ready to Release School Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education says it's ready to release school districts' long-awaited report cards now that a review of attendance data practices has been released.

The report cards for the 2011-2012 school year should have been published last summer but were delayed because of a state investigation into districts' enrollment policies.

Education Department spokesman John Charlton said Monday the report cards and other school rankings will be released by month's end.