Ohio: Gov. DeWine Has Allocated $57.8 Million For Various Safety Initiatives In Schools Across The State
In an effort to make classrooms safer, Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio has unveiled a grant program that will provide $57.8 million to schools throughout the state.
Ohio: Approved Bill Requires Genital Inspection For Student-Athletes To Prohibit Trans Kids From Playing Sports
Legislators passed the anti-trans law late on June 1st, the first night of Pride Month celebrations. Originally, plans were to vote on changing Ohio’s teacher residency program, but at the last minute they inserted a ban on transgender athletes, according to ABC station WEWS News 5 in Cleveland.
Ohio: Gov. DeWine Looks To Sign Bill Requiring Just 24 Hours Of Training For Teachers To Carry Firearms
Teachers in Ohio may soon be permitted to carry weapons in their classrooms after just 24 hours of training.
Ohio: Lawmakers Suggest Making Self-Defense Classes Obligatory
New legislation proposed by some legislators would require all students in Ohio to complete self-defense courses.
Pre-K for All Children In Ohio Is The Goal Of One Lawmaker
Some lawmakers in Ohio want to provide access to preschool for all three- and four-year-olds in the state in the near future. Ohio Sen. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) proposed Senate Bill 318 in March that mandates the creation of a statewide, universal pre-K program if Congress provides funds for it, according to the bill’s language.
K-12 Substitute Teachers In Ohio’s Schools May No Longer Be Required To Have A College Degree
The bill would enable school districts to use replacements without college degrees. It’s possible, as long as they complete the school’s educational criteria, pass a criminal background check, and are of “high moral character.”
Gay Teacher Loses Job After Explaining Pride Bracelet to Students
A gay teacher near Chillicothe, Ohio has spoken out after he was fired from his job for discussing his Pride-themed bracelet with his students. Jay Bowman has taught for 30 years. He’d been working as a substitute teacher at a Huntington Local High School classroom when several of his students asked about the bracelet he…