Ohio House Speaker discusses education priorities
Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder recently sat down with the Ohio legislative press corps to discuss his 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 .
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 , 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 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.
Rebuild America’s Schools Act
The , a $100 billion public school infrastructure proposal, was recently introduced in Congress. The proposal would help to address the nation’s critical physical and digital infrastructure needs while also helping to create over 1.9 million jobs. As currently drafted, charter schools would be eligible to apply. You can read the bill in-full and access a helpful fact sheet on the proposal .
There are a few upcoming events to look forward to in the charter school space. On February 21, the in Columbus and NAPCS is hosting a on how opportunity zones can benefit charter schools. In addition, registration is now open for the , which will be held from June 30-July 3 in Las Vegas.