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 STEM EDUCATION TOPIC OF FORUM

The League of Women Voters of the Lima Area and the American Association of University Women hosted a forum on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education on April 18.  STEM is a fun, hands-on learning environment designed to spark student innovation.   Linda Haycock, 1st District Board of Education Member, summarized STEM and Laurie Laird, Ohio Northern University and Dr. Swathi Mohan of The Ohio State University in Lima shared ways the universities  are training teachers to use STEM and how their outreach to students was generating an interest in STEM among students in the area.
At the annual meeting on May 23, the Board will recommend a program for 2017-2018 that deals exclusively with education.  Topics will include Alternative Education, Charter Schools, online schools, and funding of education. 
 



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​​​​​UPDATE ON CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING

Thanks to all the hard work of Fair Districts supporters across Ohio, our state legislature held the first public hearing on congressional redistricting reform this week! And redistricting reformers made the case that it's time to end gerrymandering.

On Thursday, October 26, the Congressional Redistricting Working Group held its first public hearing. This bipartisan, joint committee is composed of State Representatives Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) and Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) and Senators Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Vernon Sykes (D-Akron). Huffman and Sykes were the co-sponsors of the state redistricting reform measure approved by voters as state Issue 1 in 2015.

The Working Group is tasked with gathering public input on congressional redistricting reform and proposing reform recommendations. The legislature is then expected to turn those reform proposals into a piece of legislation to be debated and voted on by the legislature in time to put it before voters, perhaps as soon as the May 2018 primary election.   

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After years of hard work by the League of Women Voters and other groups throughout the state, the REDISTRICTING ISSUE PASSED in the state of Ohio.  In 2021  A nonpartisan commission will be able to draw district lines to eliminate partisan gerrymandering.  This legislation is only for STATE lawmakers.  



 

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