Education

Education
8:35 am
Mon December 10, 2012

School Seclusion Policy Delayed

The Ohio state Board of Education has postponed its decision on regulating seclusion rooms and restraint in schools. Seclusion rooms are supposed to be safe places for children who are acting violently. But an investigation this year by The Columbus Dispatch and StateImpact Ohio found the rooms are often misused.

Ohio does not currently regulate the use of seclusion rooms in schools.

But more than 100 parents, educators and other commenters weighed in on the Ohio state Board of Education’s plan to start doing so.

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Education
9:59 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Ohio Higher Education Presidents Meet To Discuss Incentivizing Graduation

There was quite a meeting of the minds in Gov. John Kasich’s office, as the presidents of many of Ohio’s public universities and community colleges gathered to put forward their ideas on improving Ohio’s public education system. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on their reform plan.

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Education
7:35 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Ohio House Passes Report Card Bill, Heads to Senate Next

There has long been talk of updating the way Ohio grades its schools. The current report cards rely on a complicated evaluation system that many say is imperfect. But, yesterday the Ohio House approved a bill that would simplify and toughen that report card system.

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Education
8:30 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Bill Would Give Ohio Schools More Flexibility

Sponsors say a bill passed by the Ohio House would give school districts more flexibility in making up snow days and other lost time.

The bill would change state law regarding the time students must spend in school. It would require them to spend a minimum number of hours in school each year instead of a minimum number of days.

House Bill 191 changes the minimum school year from 182 days to 455 hours for half-day kindergarten, 910 hours for grades one through six, and 1001 hours for grades seven through 12.

Education
9:14 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Ohio Education System Fails Certain Populations

New data from the federal government puts Ohio in the middle of the pack when it comes to high school graduation rates. Ohio’s graduation rate stands at 80 percent.  As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, a demographic breakdown of the data shows Ohio is failing certain populations.

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