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Education Law

Testimony to Joint Senate School Safety Subcommittee: Creating a Positive School Climate and Eliminating Harsh Zero Tolerance Policies Improve School Safety

March 2013

The following is written testimony submitted by Ohio Poverty Law Center staff attorney Sarah Biehl at the Joint Senate School Safety Committee hearing at the Ohio Statehouse on March 12, 2013: Senator LaRose, Senator Lehner, members of the School Safety Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the subject of school safety.  […]

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How Student Loan Debt Burdens The Poor

July 2012

The staggering statistics on student loan debt and the accompanying concern over increasing default rates have been making news for some time.  According to the Federal Reserve, in the first quarter of 2012, student loan debt rose to $904 billion, an increase of $64 billion over 2011.  During the year leading up to the end […]

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Testimony on HB 462 – Educational Stability of Foster Kids in Ohio

April 2012

OPLC attorney Sarah Biehl presented the below testimony in support of HB 462 to the Ohio House Education Committee on April 18, 2012.  To find out more about HB 462, including text of the bill, amendments, and Legislative Services Commission analysis, click here. House Bill 462 is an Important First Step Toward Preserving Educational Stability […]

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