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7:27 am
Fri November 14, 2014

School Climate Not Good For LGBT Students In Ohio

The Human Rights Campaign marches at the Columbus gay pride parade in 2007.
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A new survey says Ohio schools are still unsafe for a majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. The biennial National School Climate Survey conducted by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) finds just 4 percent of Ohio students say their schools have a policy protecting them from bullying or harassment based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

 Kevin Mabrey with GLSEN Greater Dayton says Ohio hasn’t improved much in the last two years.

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Education
5:14 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Report: Ohio Ranks 11th In Most Student Debt

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Ohio's rank among the 50 states for average student debt is improving, but education officials, students and researchers disagree on whether progress actually is being made on college affordability in the state.  
 
The Columbus Dispatch reports students who received bachelor's degrees in 2013 at Ohio colleges and universities graduated with an average of $29,090 in student debt, according to a report from the Institute for College Access and Success.
 

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Education
6:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Huber Heights School District May Seek Another Levy

Huber Heights City Schools District Superintendent Sue Gunnell said the school board might request an additional property tax levy in May.
Credit Huber Heights City Schools

Voters in Huber Heights said no to a school levy for sixth time earlier this month. The Huber Heights City School District is stretching to cover the cost of Common Core.

District Superintendent Sue Gunnell says an extra $4.4 million a year would have meant 14 additional teachers, and the school needs new books and supplies to help teach the Common Core standards. 

“We have not been able to update our instructional materials for quite some time,” she said.

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Education
6:09 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Wright State Opens Veteran And Military Center

The rock facade of the Veteran and Military Center will feature five bronze medallions — one for each of the five branches of the U.S. armed services.
Credit Wright State University

A new Veteran and Military Center for students opens Thursday at Wright State University. 

The 4,500 square foot facility on Wright State’s Dayton campus will feature a lounge and kitchen space, private study areas, and computers. Veteran and Military Center Director Dr. Seth Gordon says the center is an important part of the university’s outreach to vets on campus. 

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Education
12:57 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

State School Board Considers Major Rule Change for Music, Art, Other School Positions

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Some believe a pending vote from the state’s top education leaders could have major ramifications on local schools around Ohio. The debate dealing with Ohio’s so-called 5 of 8 rule is taking social media by storm.  The hashtag “5of8” or “Ohio5of8” refers to the state rule requiring elementary schools to provide at least five of the eight specialist positions for every 1,000 students.

We’re talking about art, music, and physical education teachers, school counselors, library media specialists, nurses, social workers and visiting teachers.

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