Education

Lakewood High School Walkout / Twitter

One school district wants funding to expand mental health services. The district next door wants to hire more school resource officers. Another neighboring district wants both.

Aerial view of The Oval on Ohio State University's campus
Ohio State University

Ohio State University has been billed about $1.5 million and counting for the investigation into a team doctor accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other young men decades ago.

Most of that cost is for Perkins Coie, the Seattle-based law firm hired to investigate claims raised this year about now-deceased physician Richard Strauss, according to a list of related invoices provided by the university.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
Nick Evans

The Columbus City School Board has chosen former member Bryan Steward to serve as a stopgap while members review the more than 50 applications received for a newly vacant seat.

Debbie Holmes

This is the second of a two-part story on the aftermath of ECOT's closure. Read part one here.

Beth Day, assistant principal of Washington High School, watches as students change classes in the main hallway. It’s a far cry from her nine years at the digital school ECOT.

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Two public school districts say Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine shouldn’t handle the state’s lawsuit seeking to recover millions of dollars from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. The districts are asking a Franklin County court if they can take over the lawsuit against the now-closed online charter school.

Debbie Holmes

This is the first of a two-part story on the aftermath of ECOT's closure. Read part two here.

In the lower level of her Canal Winchester home, Anna Aquino helps her children with their school lessons. Her older daughter, 17-year-old Isabella is back in traditional school at Canal Winchester High, while Aquino homeschools her younger daughter, Trinity, who's in 7th grade.

Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Right now, Heartland High School doesn’t look like much — just a few rooms on the second floor of Broad Street Presbyterian Church on Columbus’ East Side.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
Nick Evans

The Columbus City School Board has selected Talisa Dixon to be its next superintendent.

Central Crossing High School
Wikimedia Commons

Central Crossing High School Band Director Keith Hallas is on paid administrative leave after authorities found he allegedly had nude images of a student on his phone.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus City Schools has narrowed its list of superintendent candidates to three and the district’s interim leader is not on the list.

Ohio Surveys Schools On Safety Measures

Sep 14, 2018
Active shooter simulation training at Wadsworth High School in Northeast Ohio in June 2017.
Phoebe Petrovic / ideastream

Thousands of Ohio schools have responded to a voluntary survey about school safety measures that will be used to help craft recommendations for state policymakers to consider next year.

Columbus Literacy

Sep 14, 2018
Kemberly Groue / U.S. Air Force

Columbus is one of 14 out of Ohio’s 608 school districts to get an overall F on state report cards issued this week.  Literacy was a big problem for the state’s largest school district.  Today in a special broadcast from the Columbus Metropolitan Library to celebrate the Great American Read, we cover literacy trends and how the experts work on the problem.   

School districts like Hilliard have implemented iPads in the classroom.
Columbus Neighborhoods / WOSU

District report cards have been released across Ohio, and in Franklin County, the wealthiest areas tended to do best.

Richard Cordray
Steve Helber / Associated Press

Ohio’s school system is in a decline compared to schools nationwide according to the Democratic candidate for governor. Richard Cordray’s plan to fix that includes more accountability and support for student services.

Interim Superintendent John Stanford fielding comments from Linden-McKinley students.
Nick Evans / WOSU

At a table in the Linden-McKinley STEM Academy gymnasium, students argued and pleaded with interim superintendent John Stanford not to shift high schoolers to East High. The move could happen in 2020 under a broad facilities reorganization now under consideration by Columbus City Schools.

Pages