will hearabout Gov. John Kasich’s school funding proposal Thursday. The proposal, which will change how all of Ohio’s schools are publicly funded, will be released to the wider public Feb. 4. Many school officials are
bracing for the worst, according to Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer . Rob Nichols previously told CityBeat that the proposal is “a big undertaking”: “Many governors have tried before. Many states have been sued over their formulas. It’s something we have to take our time with and get it done right.”
increase the amount of prison security officersfollowing a late December report from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The report found a correlation between rising prison violence and a decrease in prison security staff, affirming a position the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association has held for years.
comes at a heavy lossfor Ohio employers, including more workplace injuries, higher medical costs, more absenteeism and reduced productivity. Some experts advocate for drug testing to lower the costs, while others argue drug testing can often affect innocent, responsible drug users. Employers are much more likely to test for marijuana over alcohol, even though multiple studies show cannabis is less addictive and harmful.
have plateaued, but the department cautions the calm could be temporary.
higher levels of overcrowding. The overcrowding is a result of a 2011 law that enables fourth- and fifth-degree felons to be held at county jails instead of state prisons.
reveals the salariesof public school teachers and staff.
will be releasedFeb. 11. The preliminary reports found Cincinnati Public Schools were clean. The investigation into attendance fraud began when
Lockland schoolsin Hamilton County were caught falsifying attendance data.
favor raising the school dropout age to 18, up from the current age of 16.
super-realistic lung tissuewith levitating cells. The development allows researchers to better study how toxins affect the lungs.