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Past articles by Jeremy:

Ohio gets $520 million in bridge funding from feds over 5 years

Two changes announced Friday mean millions of dollars in extra bridge repair money will be available to Ohio counties and cities, plus many smaller bridge projects will become newly eligible for state money. → Read More

Racial equity language triggers state school board fight in Ohio

Ohio's state school board is still arguing over a resolution on equity and racism, a year after they approved it by a 12-5-1 vote. → Read More

New law helps Ohio military families with school transfers

House Bill 244 addresses a handful of issues for military families, from enrollment and residency timing, to online learning during transition. → Read More

New Ohio law says schools can’t follow current CDC guidance

New Ohio law conflicts with current CDC recommendation on mask-wearing in schools for unvaccinated students. → Read More

Schools face mask decisions amid new COVID guidance

One month before K-12 schools open, some local districts have announced that masks will be optional, while others are still studying COVID protocols. → Read More

Legislators hash out differences in compromise state budget bill

School funding, tax cuts, broadband access, abortion law are all part of Ohio's compromise two-year budget bill finalized Monday. → Read More

School report card reform bill heads to governor

Bill to reform Ohio's K-12 school report cards passes Senate and House by overwhelming margins. → Read More

Proposed statehouse bill could change child custody in divorce cases

Legislation soon to be introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives would change the way child custody is decided in some divorce cases. → Read More

Ohio Senate to launch own school funding plan today

The Ohio House passed a school funding bill last month, but Republicans in the Senate will introduce a different version Tuesday. → Read More

Proposals would change school report cards, in very different ways

Ohio's House, Senate, state school board and Urban Network group have all proposed changes to the state report card for K-12 schools. → Read More

Education group proposes new report card to measure school quality

A group of Ohio educators proposed a major overhaul of the state K-12 report card, focusing less on state tests, and more on everyday strategies. → Read More

Graduation relief for 2021 seniors? Senate approves some, rejects some

The Ohio Senate passed a bill that offers COVID-related graduation flexibility to high school seniors and juniors, but not younger students. → Read More

Groups clash over bill to change Ohio school report cards

A bill that would change, and in some says soften, Ohio's K-12 school report card system will have its first hearing Tuesday. → Read More

State: K-12 tests will go on, federal options ‘not feasible’

State says K-12 school tests likely to follow usual timing, but with no penalties; Ohio called the tweaks offered by feds “not feasible.” → Read More

Feds say K-12 school tests can be delayed, not canceled

Federal education officials will allow schools to delay or shorten annual tests, and get waivers from test performance and participation standards. → Read More

Ohio softens school quarantine policy, for those wearing masks

Ohio school quarantine rule changes; students and teachers can stay in school despite exposure to a COVID-positive person if they were in a classroom and wearing masks at the time of exposure. → Read More

Ohio school funding revamp bill put off for another year

A bipartisan school funding plan passed overwhelmingly by the House will not be brought up for a vote by the Senate this year. → Read More

Health officials approve shorter COVID-19 quarantine options

The Ohio Department of Health and local county health departments have approved options for shorter COVID-19 quarantines. → Read More

State K-12 tests could be waived again this spring

The Ohio Senate Education Committee on Tuesday passed a bill taking the first step toward canceling K-12 state tests for spring 2021. → Read More

New law expands private school voucher program in Ohio: How it will work

Ohio's House and Senate approved changes to the private school voucher law, expanding access to more middle class families. → Read More