Ohio Legislature Must Pass HB 154 to Eliminate State School Takeovers in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland


The members of the Ohio Legislature must pass House Bill 154, thereby repealing Ohio House Bill 70, which provides for the state to seize governance from locally elected school boards in the state’s lowest scoring school districts. HB 70 was passed in 2015.

House Bill 154, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Representatives Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Don Jones (R-Freeport), would dissolve existing state-appointed Academic Distress Commissions and their appointed CEOs in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland.  By passing HB 154, the Legislature would restore the governance of these school districts to their locally elected school boards. HB 154 would also restore respect and collective bargaining rights for their teachers.

Under the current HB 70, Ohio identifies any school district which has received three years of consecutive “F” grades on the state report card as in academic distress and subject to state takeover. Youngstown and Lorain are now completing their fourth…

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What Juuling Does to Your Body (It’s Not Pretty)

By Jillian Levy, CHHC

In 2003, the first commercially successful electronic cigarette debuted in China. Today, millions of consumers regularly use “electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), especially electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes). Juul e-cigarettes, apparently created to help adult smokers quit smoking more easily, are now the most popular “vaping device” among teens and young adults.

While the vast majority of adults can’t identify a Juul and report never trying one, the same can’t be said about most teens. Studies suggest that Juul devices and “vaping” can lead to problems with brain development, lung damage, increased risk for high blood pressure and increased risk for nicotine/smoking addiction.

In November 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its plans to —

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY May 1: International Workers Day

#tdih May 1 International Workers Day began as a commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Riot in Chicago. Celebrated around the world, except in the U.S. where May 1 is “Law Day” and Labor is “honored” with sales in September.
Artwork can be ordered as a poster or notecard from Ricardo Levins Morales.
Please make a donation to the Zinn Ed Project so that we can reach more classrooms with labor history lessons. #teachoutsidetextbook

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