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Common Core, Tests, Safety Expected To Dominate National Education Conference

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The nation’s largest teachers’ union is meeting this week in Denver to focus on three main issues: Common core, standardized testing and school safety.  Becky Higgins spent 19 years as a first-grade teacher with Copley-Fairlawn schools. She’s seen the state adopt the national Common Core standards with little controversy. And she’s seen the second-guessing begin…. Read More

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Ohio Designates Nearly $38 Million For Historic Project Credits

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The latest round of Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits are devoted largely to turning old factories into new office space and old office space into new retail and residential space. The nearly $38 million in credits are expected to generate $250 million in private investments in 13 communities around the state. Perhaps the most unusual… Read More

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Judge Orders 3 Early Voting Days Restored

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Earlier this year, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted had directed the 88 county boards of elections to hold uniform voting hours – and they did not include the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before November’s gubernatorial election. Democrats challenged that, saying it disproportionately affects their voters, who dominate early-in person voting on those days. In… Read More