House Bill 70, legislation originally introduced to make Community Learning Centers a turnaround school model option for Ohio, was hijacked by the state legislature to takeover Youngstown schools.
The state budget made several changes to the way teacher and principal evaluations are conducted. Changes include which measures can be used and when.
Gov. Kasich and legislators mischaracterize their recent state budget by claiming increased funding for Ohio schools. Details tell a very different story of state leaders cutting funding to Ohio's traditional public schools while increasing public dollars to charter schools and vouchers through privatization.
PARCC is dead in Ohio. The budget eliminated funding for the use of PARCC, but appropriated funds for another statewide test. OFT members influenced several other improvements in the way Ohio does standardized testing through their participation in the Senate Advisory Committee on Testing.
The U.S. Senate Nov. 7 passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by a 64-32 vote. ENDA seeks to ban discrimination in the workplace against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people so that workers are judged based on their performance. Learn more.
Legislative Education Groups (LEGs) is a member-to-member education and mobilization project sponsored by the Ohio Federation of Teachers to develop a rapid response to policy-making decisions affecting our members at the state and federal levels. Does your local participate?