Ohio Board of Education

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The Ohio Board of Education is moving forward with the creation of statewide guidelines around the social and emotional learning of students. The Board voted Tuesday to create an advisory group to write standards for Ohio classrooms. Board Member Stephanie Dodd says the standards will serve as a central resource for teachers and administrators. They’ll focus on the age appropriate ways to teach children about tough topics like drug addiction, suicide prevention and bullying. 

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Thousands of Ohio students held demonstrations Wednesday pushing for stricter state and federal gun laws in order to make their schools safer, but one Ohio Board of Education member says school security issues should be handled at the local level.

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The Ohio Board of Education has approved a resolution against an Ohio House bill that would place most of the board’s responsibilities under a new entity in the governor’s office.

The state Board of Education voted in favor of a resolution saying they strongly oppose H.B.  512.

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The state school board has voted to oppose a controversial bill that would give the governor more authority over a new education and workforce agency. There are questions about the relationship the state’s education leader has with Gov. John Kasich.

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House Republicans are defending the proposal that would merge several departments into one large education agency which would report directly to the governor. But elected local school boards are sounding off on how it would change the state board of education.

As a Canton City School board member, Eric Resnick says he’s seen first-hand the important role elected leaders play in a child’s education, from creating effective policies to answering parents’ questions.

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