News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Knight Foundation

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education




New candidates, little change for State Board of Ed
Six Republicans and five Democrats replaced by same
by WKSU's IDA LIESZKOVSZKY
This story is part of a special series.


Reporter
Ida Lieszkovszky
 
In The Region:
Yesterday, Ohio voters picked members of the State Board of Eduation in 11 districts. While there are some new faces on the board, StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports there isn’t much change in the board’s political makeup.
The 19-member State Board of Education is a non-partisan board. Still, members tend to lean towards one political party or the other. Of the 11 seats up for grabs Tuesday, six had been held by Republicans, and five by Democrats. After the election, that’s unchanged.

Terry Ryan with the Fordham Foundation, a conservative Ohio-based think-tank, says that’s not surprising.

“There isn’t really a whole lot of change to talk about in terms of the makeup of the board. I think it’s fair to say that the change that’s going to take place in terms of the margin of the board will be in December.”

December is when Governor Kasich gets to appoint four new members to the board, including one to a seat that had been held by a Democrat. That would help to establish a Republican majority on the board.

“It gives the administration more flexibility in terms of getting what they want done, done through the board.”

This coming year, the board will have to chose a new state schools chief, and implement the third-grade reading guarantee, new evaluations for teachers, and the common core curriculum.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is trying to set Issue 3 up for failure
Ohio suppose to believe that a group of investors were united under one cause to legalize marijuana.Once legal they all of sudden turn into 10 different compani...

Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University