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State Takeover Of Ohio Schools

Apr 11, 2019

A state takeover of Columbus City Schools could be imminent. 

That’s due to a law that applies to any school district in Ohio that gets three consecutive failing grades on the state report card. Columbus could soon join Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland as districts under state control.

Today on All Sides, we discuss how the process has worked in other districts and what the prospects are for Columbus.

Crowdfunding Classrooms

Sep 6, 2018
Flickr

Teachers in Ohio often spend their own money to outfit classrooms. As costs rise and budgets shrink, many teachers have turned to online fundraising, or crowdfunding, attracting outside support for education.

The popular DonorsChoose.org crowdfunding website, for example, has raised funds for more than a million projects since 2000 and currently hosts more than 2,000 initiatives for Ohio alone. 

A new report from the Ohio Auditor's office, however, recommends school districts adopt policies that regulate the online fundraising.

Crowdfunding Classrooms

Jul 18, 2018
Flickr

Teachers in Ohio often spend their own money to outfit classrooms. As costs rise and budgets shrink, many teachers have turned to online fundraising, or crowdfunding, attracting outside support for education.

The popular DonorsChoose.org crowdfunding website, for example, has raised funds for more than a million projects since 2000 and currently hosts more than 2,000 initiatives for Ohio alone. 

A new report from the Ohio Auditor's office, however, recommends school districts adopt policies that regulate the online fundraising.

A Look At Education In Ohio With State Superintendent

Sep 5, 2017
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Joining us this morning will be Paolo DeMaria, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Ohio Department of Education. We'll get the latest news on Ohio education policies and guidelines. 

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools

Nov 4, 2016
Brad Wilson / Flickr

Suspension and expulsion rates in schools have exploded over the last two decades in part because of so-called Zero tolerance policies.

Now, educators and activists point to the negative and unintended consequences of zero tolerance, its connection to the school to prison pipeline and how it disproportionately affects the lives of young men of color and inner-city kids.

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools

Sep 14, 2016
Brad Wilson / Flickr

Suspension and expulsion rates in schools have exploded over the last two decades in part because of so-called Zero tolerance policies.

Now, educators and activists point to the negative and unintended consequences of zero tolerance, its connection to the school to prison pipeline and how it disproportionately affects the lives of young men of color and inner-city kids.

Ohio Schools 'Stand Up For Shakespeare'

Feb 14, 2011

William Shakepeare is considered the greatest English playwright, yet most people are intimidated at just the thought of watching one of his plays and trying to understand the 16th century semantics, let alone trying to read and interprut them. Despite these challenges, Ohio schools are participating in a program aimed at reviving Shakespeare and other texts in the classroom.