Ohio Education Association

A coalition of community groups are touting a map with newly drawn district lines for state lawmakers. The group says its so-called "unity" map reflects the political makeup of Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports. 

Some schools in Ohio say they won’t reopen for in-person learning by March 1st, despite superintendents having made a commitment to do so, in exchange for priority COVID-19 vaccinations.  

Karen Kasler

School districts and communities are working on creating plans to improve student success and address the disrupted learning created by the COVID-19 pandemic. These plans could include a range of changes such as longer school years and additional tutoring, which could put a strain on teachers.

Ohio's eight largest teachers unions, including the Columbus Education Association, are denouncing the way Ohio Governor DeWine is rushing a return to in-person classes weeks before school staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

Ohio Department of Education

The head of the Ohio Education Association is demanding to know why a member of the state Board of Education chartered a bus to take protestors to a rally in Washington that ended with an attack on the U.S. Capitol.  

Dan Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

Among the many things Ohio lawmakers will have to decide when they come back to the Statehouse this week is what to do with Ohio’s primary election, delayed last week because of coronavirus concerns. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine has unveiled his new education plan, which includes cutting the amount of state standardized testing.  

The Ohio Board of Education and the state's two largest teachers unions have publicly opposed a bill in the Ohio House consolidating the Ohio Departments of Education and Higher Education with Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation. 

The Ohio Board of Education has approved a resolution opposing a bill in the Ohio House placing most of the board’s responsibilities under control of the governor’s office.  

Ohio Public Radio

Since becoming Governor, John Kasich has been calling for different agencies to - as he puts it - move at the speed of business.

Public school advocates say they have the numbers to prove the funding system for charter schools hurts public school students.

Ohio largest teachers' union says it welcomes Governor John Kasich's effort to increase the money going to schools but questions how individual district allotments are being determined.  

Charter school bakers are asking state lawmakers to support legislation they say will help make their schools more effective.

The Ohio Board of Education says it's making changes to a rule that covers positions like music and art teachers along with staff like social workers and school nurses.

Ohio House Considers Capping Student Testing

Nov 18, 2014

State Lawmakers want to set a limit on the amount of time spent on mandatory testing in schools.

Ohio Public Radio

A legislative committee has approved a measure that repeals a state law mandating a minimum salary schedule for teachers.

A progressive-leaning think tank and the state’s largest teachers’ union have released data they say shows mixed grades last year for Ohio’s students who need to pass a key elementary school test. 

A network of charter schools is criticizing a website called

A progressive-leaning think tank and the state’s largest teachers union have launched a new website that lays out performance and financial reviews of charter schools.

Some educators will be refunded dues or fees by Ohio's largest teachers union under a settlement of a federal lawsuit alleging the money was improperly used for politics-related activities.  

Custodians working for seven cleaning companies with contracts for many downtown Columbus buildings are threatening to strike in a dispute over wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Short-Term Teaching Contracts Becoming More Common

Aug 21, 2013

Students all around the state are grabbing their books and heading back to school. But some teachers are returning to class without new contracts.