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Judge: Accused students have right to cross-examination

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Campus Culture, Education, Ohio  /  No Comments

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In a win for accused students, an Ohio judge has affirmed that cross-examination is vital to a student’s defense.

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Ohio civil forfeiture reform bill set to pass next week

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Ohio  /  No Comments

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A bill designed to curb civil forfeiture practices in Ohio is set to pass next week despite opposition from the state’s law enforcement community. The U.S. Justice Action Network, a coalition of conservative and progressive organizations, and fellow proponents of the bill appear to be closing in on victory after an eighteen-month battle for reform. […]

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Online school loses appeal on attendance

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

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The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio’s largest online charter school, has lost an appeal against a ruling on how attendance is measured. The ruling allowed the state to use the amount of time a student is logged in to calculate enrollment and, thus, funding. Read more here.

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Michigan lawmakers, regulators poised to choke out electricity choice

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Federal government, General, Michigan, News, Ohio, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

CHARGED UP: Same regulatory mistakes could doom all electricity choice in Michigan

“Of course [AEP] will sit there and say, ‘Oh yeah, you can shop around for electricity,’” he said. “But what they did was increased the transmission rates that they charge competitors to use their lines so significantly that they can’t be competitive.”

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School board, teachers union outline ways to end Louisville teachers strike

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

Chicago public school teachers hit the streets to picket Monday during their first strike since 1987.

“With meaningful negotiations, the LEA hopes to end this dispute and begin the healing process for everyone involved,” according to the letter, which was posted to the union’s Facebook page Monday.

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Ohio set to back away from new graduation rules before implementation

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

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They haven’t been implemented yet, but it already seems that Ohio is planning to lower its new graduation requirements amid concern too many students won’t be able to meet them. “It’s important to get this right, and not graduating in some cases 50 percent of students is not acceptable,” said Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Peggy Lehner, […]

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