Kim John Payne is the best-selling author of the much-quoted Simplicity Parenting book (he popularized the term, "Helicopter parent"). He has done considerable anti-bullying work as well, reframing it as "social inclusion." His anti-bullying work has become the official protocol for dealing with such issues in Great Britain. He is also a champion of experiential learning and really restraining children's screen time.
A former state lawmaker has been appointed as the next chancellor overseeing higher education in Ohio.
Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday announced the appointment of John Carey as chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, effective April 29. The appointment to lead one of the largest higher education networks in the country is subject to the Ohio Senate's approval.
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.