Expertise: Education reporting, public records, general assignment, investigative reporting
Education: Wooster High School
Ohio University - Bachelor of Science, journalism
Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Upper Edgewater Park
Conor Morris covers education in Northeast Ohio. A 2014 Ohio University alum, he previously worked at The Athens NEWS in Southeast Ohio, covering criminal justice, education and more. He moved to Cleveland in 2020 to work with the Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative as a reporter and Report for America corps member, where he covered poverty and the pandemic's impact on Northeast Ohio. Conor volunteers his time to run the Unsilenced Voices of CMSD, a blog for Cleveland Metropolitan School District students. He was born in Marietta, Ohio.
- Won numerous statewide press awards for his investigative and feature reporting on higher education, criminal justice and poverty with The Athens NEWS in Southeast Ohio.
- 2023 Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Award, First Place Best Digital Project & Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Award, Best Medical/Science/Health Care Reporting - “Redlining is affecting Northeast Ohio's children's ability to breathe. Here's what we can do”
- Past stories featured on the Solutions Journalism Network's Solutions Story Tracker, which highlights stories that dig into both a problem and its solution.
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The private college in South Euclid tried refinancing its debt and launching a fundraising campaign as well as other efforts to address its financial challenges.
Cleveland Metropolitan School District announced Thursday that it's relaunching the "Get More Opportunities" program after criticism from students, families and Cleveland City Council about the loss of the fund, meant to provide individual grants to students and teachers to pay for things like travel and professional development.
The plan calling for more than $130 million in cuts was approved by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education Tuesday. It focuses on cutting back multiple pandemic-relief funded programs that officials say tries to prevent cuts from reaching the doors of classrooms.
Akron Public Schools Superintendent Michael Robinson says the district is moving to offer all-day pre-kindergarten starting with the next school year beginning fall 2024.
Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Warren Morgan was in the hot seat Monday at Cleveland City Council’s caucus meeting where he discussed the district’s looming deficit and cuts.
Eastern Gateway Community College has been a presence in Steubenville for more than 60 years, but many are wondering how much longer it will be around.
The majority of Cleveland City Council is urging Cleveland Metropolitan School District to keep its promise, and use a $20 million grant from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott as it initially said it would: to fund one-time improvements, and provide students and teachers opportunities the district couldn't normally afford.
Eastern Gateway Community College is pausing registration and enrollment for the immediate future due to ongoing financial troubles.
Council members suggested the district mismanaged its one-time federal pandemic relief funds and questioned how nobody caught the financial problems sooner.
Kent State University’s president said in an address Tuesday that the university will need to reduce its spending by tens of millions of dollars over the next few years, which could mean cuts to programs and to staff.