House Bill 487 contains all of the education related components of John Kasich’s recent budget bill and was adopted by the Ohio House this week after being amended by the House Education Committee. One of the amendments added by the committee that has not received any press is a proposed change in the way value-added results would be calculated and graded on school and district report cards.
I doubt that two of Gov. Kasich’s old Republican friends will be turning up at the governor’s campaign appearances this year: Mitt Romney and Chris Christie.
The Columbus Dispatch, long friendly to the governor, has published before -and-after photos of Kasich with Mitt in 2012 at Otterbein University. A big Romney campaign sign in a photo that turned up on Kasich’s campaign website, revealed Republican Mitt Romney’s motto: Real Change Day One…
BY AMANDA LEE MYERS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in states that allow same-sex marriage.
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