RESOLUTION TEMPLATE for HB 1- The Fair School Funding Plan

April 7, 2021

The Wilmington school board has endorsed Ohio House Bill (HB) 1 — also known as the Fair School Funding Plan. In making the endorsement, board members passed a resolution stating Ohio’s current school funding system “lacks a rational basis for …

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24 Years After the DeRolph Decision

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021 is the 24th anniversary of the DeRolph decision! On March 24, 1997, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that the state funding system “fails to provide for a thorough and efficient system of common schools,” as required …

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Put Ohio Lottery in Control of Legal Sports Betting

February 9, 2021

Ohio’s 24-year quest to find a constitutional school-funding formula appears headed for yet another roadblock – this one courtesy of the state’s powerful casino interests. Back in 2009, the casinos drafted themselves a constitutional monopoly, then paid for the campaign …

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Proclaim Feb. 22-26, 2021 as Public Schools Week

January 17, 2021

Public Education Partners (PEP) is a statewide nonprofit that was created to connect and unite advocates that support public school districts and the children and families they serve. The Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding (OCEASF) was …

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Public Education Partners: Year in Review 2020

December 29, 2020

What a busy year for public education advocacy in the Buckeye State! There’s an “Ouch” in Every Voucher: Early in 2020, Public Education Partners (PEP) led a series of actions to push back against continued school voucher expansion in Ohio, …

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PEP Position: Reopening Ohio K-12 School Districts

July 20, 2020

 We are public education experts. Public Education Partners (PEP) is a statewide, grassroots public education advocacy group whose mission is to preserve, protect, and strengthen Ohio’s public schools. Public Education Partners is an integral part of education policy deliberations through …

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The Reality of Returning to School During the Pandemic

July 16, 2020

(Photo from Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education) A strong message from a public school teacher is gaining some traction on social media about returning to school in the fall. Dan Greenberg made a post on Facebook to help parents …

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Ask Congress to Increase Education Funding

June 9, 2020

THREE CHEERS for the Wisconsin senators and representatives who sent a letter to their Congressional Delegation asking them to support and approve new funding for local school systems in the next COVID-19 supplemental appropriations bill. Wisconsin State Representative Sondy Pope, …

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