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State’s Largest School District, Teachers OK 3-year Contract

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state’s largest school district and its teachers union have approved a three-year contract that includes pay raises and some smaller class sizes. The Board of Education for the 50,000-student Columbus City Schools district approved the agreement Monday. The Columbus Education Association ratified it Sunday. The union represents more than 4,000… Read More

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Kentucky Schools Working on ‘In God We Trust’ Displays

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Schools across Kentucky are working to fulfill a new state law requiring the national motto “In God We Trust” be displayed in a prominent place before classes begin. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports some school districts, including Jessamine and Franklin, have put up plaques while some, including Jefferson County Public Schools, plan to use… Read More

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How Should Ohio’s Schools Handle Requests By Students To Bring Medical Marijuana?

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Ohio law says medical marijuana can be used to treat specific conditions in children. But what happens when those kids need to take a dose of it while they are attending school? The answer is unclear. The chief legal counsel for the Ohio School Boards Association says some administrators have been asking about how to… Read More

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Ohio Bill Would Require Defibrillator Training For Students

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An Ohio proposal would require high school students to have basic training in how to use automated defibrillators and administer CPR. Schools could offer the instruction any time during the student’s high school tenure. It would first apply to those entering ninth grade on or after July 1, 2016. Defibrillators use electric shocks to jolt… Read More