Education

White House proposes federal government overhaul, including a consolidation of safety-net programs

Mulvaney advocates for combining Education and Labor Departments (Photo: Susan Walsh/The Washington Post)   White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on June 21 introduced a government reorganization plan to combine the Departments of Labor and Education. The White House on . . .

Cincinnati says it found a loophole in Ohio’s law banning local gun control measures

Cincinnati City Council and other local governments in Ohio are considering banning bump stocks, which make semi-automatic guns fire faster.(Ted S. Warren, Associated Press)   Cincinnati leaders think they’ve found a loophole in state law that will allow them to . . .

Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles. . . .

Ohio would lose funding for heating aid, arts, Lake Erie clean-up under Trump budget

Donald Trump’s first budget may go nowhere in Congress, but it laid down a gauntlet more direct than the president’s bluntest tweets: The federal government will be far smaller, and even the pet projects of the states that sent him . . .

Comparing school funding 2010 vs. 2018

Our local public schools are incredibly important pillars of our community, preparing our kids for their futures. Few things are more important. How are Ohio’s elected officials doing in fulfilling their constitutional obligation of funding our K-12 schools? Find out . . .

Is school year starting too early?

State tests, equal semester lengths blamed for August opening Second grade teachers Christina Schwaiger, left, and Rebecca Bishop put up a bulletin board in Schwaiger’s classroom at Whitehall’s Kae Avenue Elementary. The teachers were already working in their classrooms Friday, . . .

Center for Community Solutions releases updated county profiles

Community Solutions is pleased to release updated data factsheets for each of Ohio’s 88 counties. The profiles feature data related to the health and human services in Ohio and are a useful resource for those looking to better understand the . . .

1.6 Million students go to schools that employ cops but no counselors

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