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.
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.
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.
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.