Ohio House Speaker discusses education priorities
Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder recently sat down with the Ohio legislative press corps to discuss his priorities for the year. Householder spoke about a number of education issues, including Ohio’s school funding formula, school security, and his belief that charter school management companies be limited to non-profit entities. In terms of funding, he’d like to see a simpler and fairer formula but doesn’t see a reason to directly fund charter schools.
Columbus charter school welcomes community leader
KIPP Columbus is currently conducting a series of leadership breakfasts, which give students opportunities to interact with successful community members like Mayor Andrew Ginther, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, and (most recently) Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake. During his recent visit, Drake talked about leadership, decision-making, and the importance of one’s core values.
Can charter schools deny students?
Shaelyn Macedonio of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) recently wrote a blog addressing the misconception that charter schools can deny admission to some students. She explains how charter schools, like all public schools, serve students regardless of their income, religion, or ethnicity.