Education

SOCHE Talks
10:30 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Communities Confronting the Achievement Gap

The September 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Amy Lee from the Kettering Foundation on communities confronting the achievement gap.

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.

Education
7:04 am
Mon September 3, 2012

University of Dayton Expands to China

The University of Dayton says its new center in China will allow students and staff to collaborate with businesses on research and developing new products and technologies.

The University of Dayton China Institute opened recently in a fast-growing corporate region about 75 miles from Shanghai. Former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and University of Dayton president Daniel Curran attended the grand opening at the Suzhou Industrial Park.

Around the Miami Valley
10:54 am
Mon August 13, 2012

WYSO Weekend: August 12, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 12, 2012 including the following stories:

-Everything But The House, by Community Voices producer Mark Babb

-New Ohio Guide: Logan, by Sandra Sleight-Brennan

-Jerry speaks with Matt Grimm, co-chair of the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, about the work they're doing in local schools to promote tolerance. 

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Education
5:32 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Analysts Study Ohio School Funding

Legislative analysts say Ohio could replace all the property tax money that's going to school districts through a hike in the state sales tax.

But to raise the more than $9.9 billion that's needed, policymakers would need to more than double the sales tax rate - from 5.5 cents on the dollar to 13.2 cents.  That's in part because the higher the tax goes the less consumers like to spend.

The Ohio Legislative Service Commission provided the estimate Wednesday to an Ohio House subcommittee that's studying school funding ideas.

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Education
8:00 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Local Students Face Higher Extracurricular Fees

Parents of students across the Miami Valley are higher facing higher fees for their kids to participate in school sports and other extracurricular activities. The Dayton Daily News reports that for the affected districts, the average increase is more than 100 percent.

The Beavercreek, Huber Heights, Valley View and Vandalia Butler school districts are all facing increases. This comes after each announced multimillion dollar cuts to address budget shortfalls.

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