Education

Education
8:04 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Ohio Offsets $19 Million In Federal Cuts to Schools

The Ohio Department of Education says the state is redirecting $19 million to help school districts offset federal budget cuts.

Ohio Superintendent Richard Ross announced Monday that $11 million in unused federal funds will go for special education and another $8 million for Title 1 math and reading intervention programs. The money is coming from untapped special project funds and money that had been awarded to now-closed charter schools.

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Education
4:08 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Miami University Makes Strides Toward Acceptance of Gay Students

Metzler, far right, with fellow LGBT community members at Miami University

Students and alumni say that Miami University has created a climate of acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer students, despite the school’s longstanding conservative reputation and location in a deeply conservative part of the state.

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Education
7:35 am
Tue June 25, 2013

New Report Says Proposed Budget Hurts Public Schools

A left leaning think tank says the proposed two year state budget would help private and charter schools but would hurt public schools.

Innovation Ohio’s Dale Butland says public schools are the big losers in the Republican backed budget plan that’s on the table right now.

"Most of them will get less money than they did in the 2010-11 budget and about 25% of our schools will get less than they did in the 2012-13 budget," says Butland.

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Education
7:35 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Senators Work To Forge A Compromise On College Loans

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.

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SOCHE Talks
10:32 am
Sun June 16, 2013

Creating Change Agents Through the Liberal Arts

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.

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