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Education
7:02 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Wilberforce University Could Lose Accreditation

The agency responsible for accrediting schools in Ohio  has informed Wilberforce University that the school is in danger of losing its accreditation.  School officials believe it will be an uphill battle to fix the situation.

The Ohio Higher Learning Commission issued a "Show-Cause Order" letter to Wilberforce this week, which means the school must prove that its accreditation shouldn't be removed.

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Energy
8:21 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Antioch College To Go Solar

Plans for solar panels and a livestock farm on the "Golf Course" led Yellow Springs residents to found a group defending open space in the village.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Antioch College in Yellow Springs is ramping up its renewable energy sources by installing solar panels in a field on campus. The panels have been controversial with some Yellow Springs residents, who have argued that the field, known locally as the “Golf Course”, will become less accessible to the public. Residents also raised concerns about how the panels will look.

But on Monday evening the Yellow Springs planning commission unanimously voted to allow the one-megawatt array.

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Education
3:13 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Springfield City Schools Pleased With Revised Common Core Rules

Ohio lawmakers recently passed a new provision in House Bill 487 that will ease the restrictions of the Common Core education standards in Ohio Schools. The change in the law was good news to Springfield City Schools.

The Common Core is a set of standards that recommends when students should be successfully passing certain math and reading skills. Superintendent Dr. David Estrop believes that Common Core isn't a bad idea, but its implementation was moving too fast.

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Education
12:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Fitzgerald Campaign Targets Student Debt

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Sharen Neuhardt is speaking at Sinclair Community College Thursday afternoon about Ed Fitzgerald’s platform on higher education. Neuhardt says if Fitzgerald is elected governor, he will establish a fund that helps Ohio students begin saving for college in kindergarten. Fitzgerald, currently the Cuyahoga County Executive, launched a program last month that starts a college savings account for every Cuyahoga County kindergartner.

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Education
9:07 am
Wed June 18, 2014

State Finds One In Three Dayton Students Fails Third Grade Reading Test

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Nearly nine out of ten Ohio third graders have passed the state’s third grade reading test, which allows them to move on to fourth grade—but Dayton scored among the worst in the state.

Eighty-eight percent of the 110,000 kids who took the test statewide passed this spring. That’s up from a little over 63 percent who passed the test in the fall.

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