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7:22 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Judge: Ohio school operator must turn over records

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge in Ohio has ruled that a private management company that operates a group of publicly funded charter schools must turn over financial records requested by the schools' governing boards.

The Wednesday ruling in Columbus comes in a lawsuit in which the boards of Hope Academies and Life Skills Centers in Cleveland and Akron asked to break their contracts with Akron-based White Hat Management LLC.

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Education
8:16 am
Tue August 2, 2011

School taxes on ballot in Ohio special election

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio voters are being asked to approve school taxes that, in several cases, they've already rejected at least once.

The Ohio Secretary of State's office says school issues make up the majority of the 37 questions on the ballot Tuesday in 26 of the state's 88 counties.

Education
9:59 am
Mon August 1, 2011

Panel to Study Combining Ohio School Districts

CINCINNATI – Ohio’s 614 school districts might be reduced in number depending on the results of a study.

Gov. John Kasich has asked Ohio lawmakers to set up a panel to explore whether combining school systems could save money and boost the quality of learning

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports two districts in northeast Ohio's Wayne County took a step toward consolidation and saved $300,000 a year by merging their central offices.

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Education
7:06 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Board of Education Recommends Strict Smoking Regulations for Schools

The state school board says smoking should be banned not only inside Ohio school buildings but also on surrounding school property.

The Ohio Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of tobacco-free school campuses, including parking lots and athletic facilities. The recommendation approved earlier this month is just that: a recommendation that school systems may adopt or reject. It covers not only smoking but also smokeless tobacco.

Education
8:41 am
Wed July 20, 2011

Ruling says Judge Wrong to Toss OU Defamation Suit

A state appeals court has revived a defamation lawsuit against Ohio University brought by a former professor blamed in a plagiarism investigation.

A university report said Bhavin Mehta and other mechanical engineering professors failed to be alert to student copying or ignored plagiarism.

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