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ODH’s COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Won’t Include Mask Mandate

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal ODH’s COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Won’t Include Mask Mandate

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Department of Health said new COVID-19 guidance for schools as they plan for a new school year will include safety recommendations, but no mandate for mask-wearing, even for the unvaccinated. In a press call on Monday, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, chief medical officer for the ODH, said guidelines would be released on […]

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NEXT: A Visionary History – US Public Education

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A Visionary History – US Public Education

What follows is not a prediction. It is a plausible scenario written in the form of a “history from the future.” The scenario is written as if the year were 2035… The year is 2035, and public schooling in the U.S. has been redesigned along the model of the Agora school in Roermond, in the Netherlands.  […]

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Child Care Leaders ‘Outraged’ at Ohio Senate’s Removal of Quality System in Budget Proposal

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Child Care Leaders ‘Outraged’ at Ohio Senate’s Removal of Quality System in Budget Proposal

By Susan Tebben The removal of the Step Up to Quality child care standards system as proposed in the Ohio Senate’s version of the budget was not only against the wishes of some child care leaders, but also came without any warning. “It was calculated,” said Dawn Blalock, co-owner of the Little Miracles Early Development Center. […]

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Educators Favor House School Funding Overhaul Over Senate Version

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Educators Favor House School Funding Overhaul Over Senate Version

By Susan Tebben Officials representing Ohio’s teachers say the Senate’s new version of the public school funding overhaul leaves much to be desired, unlike the House version it would replace. “It is a matter of political will and it’s a matter of priorities, and prioritizing public education just doesn’t seem to be where the Senate is […]

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Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Brent Warren Brent Warren Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Metro Schools is looking to move its 6th-through-12th graders into the former Indianola Middle School in the University District. Columbus City Schools sold the long-vacant building – located on about nine acres of land at 420 E. 19th Ave. – to Ohio State University in 2018. The Columbus Board of Education initially agreed to sell […]

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New Bill Proposes Sexual Abuse Prevention for Schools

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New Bill Proposes Sexual Abuse Prevention for Schools

By Susan Tebben A bipartisan bill seeks to mandate child sexual abuse and sexual violence prevention education in Ohio schools. The bill was introduced this week, and requires “age-appropriate instruction” in child sexual abuse prevention for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The education would include resources and available counseling for children who are sexually abused. For […]

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CCS Facilities Master Plans Seeks Community Input

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CCS Facilities Master Plans Seeks Community Input

Columbus City Schools is asking for community input for its Facilities Master Plan. The plan is taking a regional approach to discussing the future of Columbus City Schools’ buildings and facilities. “This is a critical moment in our District where we have an exciting opportunity to talk about what is the future of our buildings,” said […]

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