8:43 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Ohio teachers skip school to avoid payment penalty

CLEVELAND (AP) - Some Ohio teachers are missing the first days of classes in August to avoid penalties to their retirement payments.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports state law requires full-time teachers who retire and are rehired to forfeit retirement payments for the month if they return less than 60 days after retiring. If an employee works in June, the Ohio's State Teacher Retirement System considers the retirement date to be July.

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4:11 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Dayton schools see grad rate dips as formula changes

Ohio public schools have seen their graduation rates drop as districts nationwide move to a new federal formula for calculating students who finish high school.

For example, Dayton public schools have a 2010 graduation rate around 59 percent under the new formula, though the state's current calculation puts the district's graduation rate above 84 percent.

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10:35 am
Sun August 21, 2011

Cyber Security

The August 2011 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Dr. Rusty Bladwin, from the Air Force Institute of Technology on Cyber Security.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

9:02 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Ohio students raise money for famine victims


A group of Ohio college students from Somalia has raised more than $17,000 from door-to-door donations to help Somali victims of the East African famine. 

The students planned to present $17,460 to three charity groups Thursday night after breaking the Ramadan fast in Columbus.

Ohio State student Rowda Olad says students felt they had to do something as they saw how many children are dying.  Olad says the students, from Ohio State and Columbus State Community College, plan to continue fundraising.

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5:38 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

Wittenberg University Receives $6 Million Gift

Wittenberg University announced Wednesday that it has received a $6 million gift. Wittenberg President Mark Erickson said it is the largest cash gift ever received from a living individual to the university. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports.

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