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Speaker Has Concerns About New School Funding Formula

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A new school funding formula from two state representatives is getting a lot of attention. But while the House Speaker calls the existing formula a “disaster”, he says the new one isn’t a done deal. If fully funded over two years, the new formula would cost just over $1 billion more than the current K-12 budget. But… Read More

Cupp, Patterson Take School Funding Formula Proposal On Ohio Road Trip

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Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) and Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) are traveling around the state to present their new school funding formula proposal to different teachers and school administrators around Ohio. The lawmakers say their formula ends up accurately reflecting how much state money each school district needs. Jim Rowan, executive director of the Ohio Association… Read More

Hundreds Attend First Education Forum Before Special Session

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ONA, W.Va. (AP) – Hundreds of West Virginia residents attended the state’s first public hearing to prepare for an upcoming special legislative session to address education issues. Parents, educators and the public attended the forum Monday at Cabell Midland High School in Ona where they were divided into groups to participate in small round-table discussions…. Read More

Lawmakers Explore Complicated Issue Of E-School Funding

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The Ohio House and Senate is exploring its options when it comes to how the state gives money to e-schools. But as lawmakers are discovering, the issue gets complex when considering the different types of online academies. There are digital platforms found within traditional public schools, charter schools, and dropout prevention and recovery schools. The… Read More

W.Va. House Passes Free Tuition Bill for Community Colleges

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that would allow state residents to attend community and technical college for free. The bill was approved on an 85-13 vote Wednesday. It now goes back to the Senate, which had previously passed the bill unanimously and now must address House… Read More

Bill to Allow Concealed Carry on W.Va. Campuses Fails


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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislation to allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns on West Virginia college campuses has been defeated. The Senate judiciary committee voted Tuesday night by a narrow margin to keep the measure from going to the full Senate. The House of Delegates had passed the bill last week. Leaders… Read More

ECOT Case Still Ongoing, Though No Criminal Charges So Far

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The state says the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow still owes tens of millions of dollars for students it didn’t have but was paid to educate. Last year, an audit of what was the state’s largest online charter school was turned over to the Franklin County Prosecutor and the federal government for possible criminal charges…. Read More