State lawmakers looked over two bills dealing with the controversial tests that students are now taking – which many parents, school officials and others are complaining are taking too much time and causing too much stress.
The Ohio Academy of Science offers a new program to help high school students brain-storm ideas for new businesses or innovations as they meet state science, technology, engineering and math curriculum requirements.
This time last year, Ohio airwaves were flooded with political ads urging people to vote for or against Senate Bill 5. That was the state law that would have curbed public employees ability to collectively bargain, and it lost -- big. After that election many teachers decided they want to become a more direct part of the legislative process. And StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports they’re now hoping to switch their classrooms for the Statehouse.
The Ohio House has approved an education plan for the City of Cleveland giving Mayor Frank Jackson more power over the school district. It also makes major changes for teacher layoffs and recalls by using an evaluation process instead of strict seniority. State representatives are weighing in.