Ohio Schools

Greater Cincinnati School Advocacy Network

More than 40 southwest Ohio school districts say they're fed up with state and federal intervention.

The newly-formed Greater Cincinnati School Advocacy Network aims to lobby legislators to scale back on unfunded mandates.

Andy Chow

Some believe a pending vote from the state’s top education leaders could have major ramifications on local schools around Ohio.

The debate is over Ohio's "5 of 8" rule, requiring elementary schools to provide at least five of eight specialist positions for every 1,000 students.

The positions are art, music, and physical education teachers, along with school counselors, library media specialists, nurses, social workers and visiting teachers.

It’s a topic taking social media by storm.  Here are some sample tweets. 

Ohiohistorycentral.org

For 160 years, Ohio has had a public school system. Now, an appointed panel of lawmakers, former public officials and well-connected experts are examining how the Ohio constitution can resolve the debate over how to pay for it. The group is called the Constitutional Modernization Commission.  It could dramatically change language dealing with public education.