Education

Education
8:04 am
Fri July 26, 2013

New Common Core Academic Standards Face Opposition

Some Ohio legislators are making a late play to block implementation of new math and English standards that schools are required to phase in starting this school year. The so-called Common Core is a set of national expectations for students that Ohio’s state Board of Education adopted three years ago. There was little opposition at the time but that’s changing.

These new standards aim to better prepare students for college and jobs, so they are tougher than Ohio’s current standards.

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SOCHE Talks
10:45 am
Sun July 21, 2013

The Myth of the Female Spy

The July 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Wittenberg University's Tammy Proctor on the myth of the female spy.

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.

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Education
12:06 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Man Unfurls Rebel Flag at Springboro School Meeting

A southwest Ohio man who unfurled a Confederate battle flag at a school board meeting says he was trying to make a point about history. Others say his move was offensive.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Sonny Thomas says his message was misinterpreted. He showed the flag at a recent Springboro board of education meeting in response to it backing off an earlier plan to offer a constitutional class with a religious theme. He says the flag means heritage to many people in the South and that he meant to educate and inform.

Education
7:04 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Former Ohio Chancellor to Head Hillel

Ohio’s Former Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents is taking a new job. Eric Fingerhut has been named the President and CEO of the Hillel Foundation, an organization that helps Jewish college aged students. Fingerhut says he’s excited about this new possibility.

"I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to bring together the two passions of my life – education and my connection to the Jewish world," says Fingerhut.  Nothing would make me happier than for this to be the job that  spend the rest of my professional career in and make a difference everyday."

Education
7:04 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Ohio Lawmaker Wants Tax Break For Home-Schooling

A state lawmaker in Ohio wants to provide a tax break to property owners who home-school their children.

The proposal comes from state Sen. Kris Jordan of Ostrander in central Ohio.

His bill would reduce property taxes for parents who home-school their children by an amount equal to what they pay for school levies in their local districts.

According to The Plain Dealer, Jordan says the legislation will help those who sacrifice to home-school a child.

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