College and university officials, and many students and parents are watching closely to see whether Congress takes action this week on federally subsidized college loans. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans is set to double when the current rate of 3.4 percent sunsets on July 1st.
The June 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Mark Roosevelt, president of Antioch College on creating change agents through the liberal arts.
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.
There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would give public school students credit for taking religious classes. The legislation is drawing criticism from people who worry about unintended consequences of it.
Democratic State Representative Bill Patmon says it’s time for public schools to encourage students to take part in religious instruction.
"It’s an attempt on our side to give exposure to God and religious which seemingly has been completely exorcised from our schools," says Patmon.
Recently, six very dedicated students became only the second class to graduate from Clark County's Project Search program. The program's graduates are all developmentally disabled students who have successfully completed a school-to-work program.
The Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities started Project Search to help high school students with developmental disabilities receive a combination of job training and independent living skills to help them transition from school into adult life.