Education

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

Richard Cordray
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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.

A classroom at Cleveland's John Hay High School.
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The Ohio Department of Education this week releases report cards for the state’s more than 600 school districts. The grades comes as a Republican lawmaker continues pushing a bill to, once again, overhaul the report card system.

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Republican governor candidate Mike DeWine wants to reduce the amount of standardized testing in Ohio – one of several goals he laid out in a new education plan. 

Columbus City Schools District Office.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The Columbus City School Board plans to interview five candidates to become the district’s next superintendent. The board is hoping to name its choice in about a month.

Some schools throughout Ohio have been closed recently due to heat. And state lawmakers are considering ideas to help students beat the heat. 

Moler Elementary, is one of several Columbus City Schools buildings that isn't air conditioned. The district is renovating some buildings through a levy approved in 2016.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Some schools throughout the state that don’t have air conditioning have been closed or are releasing students early because of heat. On Wednesday, Columbus City Schools joined the districts canceling classes entirely.

Teaching Diversity And Implicit Bias

Sep 5, 2018
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Controversy has surrounded a Cuyahoga Falls middle school after students were given an assignment last month ranking individuals based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation and other labels. The school district has since apologized, but questions remain on how, and when, we should be teaching diversity to children.

Today on All Sides, we’ll look at how young is too young to teach about diversity and implicit bias. 

Classroom
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With most Ohio students back in school, officials and lawmakers are hoping to prevent a possible crisis like the one that had them scrambling to find alternative graduation requirements for students at risk of not graduating.

Ohio State

Ohio State University officials have unveiled their latest effort to help make attendance more affordable.

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