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Formula Fight in ohio: Big Questions about New Directions

...nt at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Much of this year’s ohio education policy debate has focused on the continuing search for a new school finance formula. ohio school districts have been operating under the funding system that was in place in 2009, which included guarantee aid — a hold-harmless provision to maintain state funding levels for local districts — and extra funding for schools “demonstrating excellence.” Governor Jo...
Date: 2013-05-30

ohio Districts Targeted for Consolidation by Report

...the state’s school districts. Previous task forces and other groups have studied the issue in ohio without resolution. The Brookings Institute partnered with the Greater ohio Policy Center to release the study, and has collaborated in four previous such studies in other states. In two of those states, Maine and Pennsylvania, major consolidation initiatives have been undertaken. Currently, neither the ohio Department of Education not the State Board of Education can force districts to mer...
Date: 2010-02-25

ohio Funding Formula Remains Controversial After Election

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. ohio’s school funding formula, a heated topic throughout the gubernatorial race, has taken on new significance as the state prepares to implement its Race to the Top grant. The formula, championed by outgoing Governor Ted Strickland as an “evidence-based” model, began a ten-year phase-in period two years ago. Strickland claimed the new formula would reduce reliance on local prop...
Date: 2010-11-26

ohio Funding Reform Faces Opposition

...ased approach to funding schools. Finance experts Allen Odden and Larry Picus, who helped craft the ohio plan, cite improved educational outcomes in those two states.   Under the plan, ohio’s state share of funding would increase to 61% after the phase-in. Greater equity among districts tends to occur when the state’s share of school funding increases, reducing reliance on local revenues, which are highly variable due to differences in local wealth.   Strickland’s...
Date: 2009-05-27

ohio Gets New School Finance System

...free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time.   The ohio Legislature has passed a two-year budget bill containing most elements of Governor Ted Strickland’s evidence-based school funding reform plan. The funding approach is one of four main “costing-out” models that identify effective programs and practices and determine how much they cost to implement in a prototypical school. Under evidence-based funding, states select only educ...
Date: 2009-08-20

ohio Governor Faces Criticism Over Education Claims

...Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. ohio Governor Ted Strickland, campaigning four years ago, promised to “fix” school funding, a goal that has eluded ohio policymakers, advocates, parents, and other stakeholders for years. Strickland, now running for reelection, is touting his success on education funding, pointing to a new school funding formula enacted last year and claiming increases in overall school funding levels....
Date: 2010-08-26

ohio School Levies Meet Mixed Success; School Funding Fight Likely

...posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Over half of the 192 district levies on ohio ballots passed in this months elections. Renewal requests had a much better chance of passage (87 percent) than new levies, which passed at a 37 percent rate. Nearly two-thirds of all local issues on ohio ballots this year were requests for new money, the highest percentage in a general election in a decade, according to statistics compiled by the ohio School Boards Association. Efforts last...
Date: 2012-11-27

ohio Still Seeking Stable, Constitutional Funding Formula

...free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. In May, the ohio State House of Delegates Finance Committee will begin a series of hearings that could last as long as a year to gather data to create a new school finance system in the state. Legislators have said they hope to have a proposal in place by early 2013 in time for the next biennial education budget. Since taking office in 2011, Governor John Kasich has committed to replacing outgoing Governor T...
Date: 2012-04-28

Plans for Implementing New Funding System in ohio

...nks are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. The ohio School Funding Advisory Council has begun meeting to make recommendations for schools on various aspects of the new funding system, enacted last year (see http://www.ruraledu.org/articles.php?id=2283). The group’s first recommendations are due by December.   The new “evidence-based” funding plan is intended to support educational methods that are supported by research...
Date: 2010-01-28

RPM Special Edition on School Violence:Violence Begets Violence: Revenge, Copycatting, Triggers, and Threads

...ample, also a state with high gun violence rates, we found about 20 school incidents, as many as in ohio, a much larger state, and 50% more than in Virginia, also a much larger state. Breaking cycles. Research in sociology, family studies, and criminal justice makes clear that violent behavior is to a large extent learned behavior and that violence is more likely to occur in social and cultural contexts where it is tolerated or viewed as inevitable. Our collection of school incidents suggests t...
Date: 2013-03-27

A Life-Changing Experience: Global Fellows Travelogue, Part 2

.... Kathleen Overmyer, who teaches physical science at ohio’s Van Wert High School, has a keen interest in the relationships between wildlife and people. Overmyer used her Fellowship to travel to the Baja Peninsula of Mexico and to the Everglades National Park in south Florida. She notes that housing development and urbanization has had a major impact on the health of the Everglades ecosystem and has led to conflicts between wildlife and people...
Date: 2012-08-27

A Year of Civics in Action: 2004-2005

... PDF (117 KB)   ohio School Funding (statewide) Tracey Smith's sociology students at Van Wert High School have been busy this year! Guided by the "Our Schools, Our Voices" curriculum, her classes have researched and analyzed the range of state and local school funding issues in preparation for discussions with their local community and state legislators. This ...
Date: 2005-06-16

Achievement Gap Study Offers More Data for Understanding How Schools and Policymakers Can Respond

...sh; all shown to diminish intellectual function and increase behavior problems. For example, 17% of ohio’s minority population lives within two miles of medical waste incinerators that product hazardous fallout compared to 4% of white ohio residents. Similarly, the greatest effects of toxic pesticides were among Hispanic agricultural workers in the West. And, children exposed to diesel fumes are much more likely to develop asthma and other respiratory conditions.   Family relations,...
Date: 2009-11-29

All Children are Equal Act (H.R. 2485) to be Considered by the House Education and the Workforce Committee

...lyn McCarthy, New York John F. Tierney, Massachusetts Dennis J. Kucinich, ohio Rush D. Holt, New Jersey Susan A. Davis, California Raúl M. Grijalva, Arizona Timothy H. Bishop, New York Dave Loebsack, Iowa Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania Read more from the November 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2011-11-29

Alternative Ways to Achieve Cost Effective Schools

...For example, only nine states (Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, ohio, Vermont, Nebraska) scored above the national average in both 8th grade mathematics and 8th grade science on the most recent test. All of these states have highly decentralized governance structures with many small local schools, many locally elected school boards, and many local superintendents. Eliminating districts almost always results in eliminating schools, too. Best intentions ...
Date: 2003-06-01