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Education
11:22 am
Fri May 17, 2013

More Money for Preschool Likely in Ohio budget

Some conservative Ohio lawmakers and some faith leaders who generally support conservative causes want to put millions of additional dollars into more preschool for at risk children, something a lot of Democrats have championed in the past, and the push is on at the Ohio Statehouse to get more money for early childhood education.

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Education
5:35 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

School Board Hears Ideas on School Safety, Likely to Reject Arming Teachers

School safety was the top topic for the state board of education, which hoped to learn about how to make buildings, staff and students more secure. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports, one idea that’s been making the rounds isn't likely to move forward

“Twenty-two seconds from the time the shooter shot the first bullet till the time he exited the school building. Twenty-two seconds.”

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Education
3:39 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Distinguished Alumnus William A. McClain Earns Wittenberg Medal Of Honor

As part of its annual celebration of academic excellence, Wittenberg presented the university’s highest non-academic award, the Wittenberg Medal of Honor, to The Honorable William A. McClain, class of 1934.
courtesy of Erin Pence

Wittenberg University has awarded the school's highest non-academic award, the Wittenberg Medal of Honor, to The Honorable William A. McClain, class of 1934.
 
McClain was the first African-American member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and also became the first African American judge of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

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Education
12:17 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Wittenberg President Laurie Joyner Trying to Steer University Through Tough Times

Recently, Wittenberg University's Board of Trustees announced a plan to cut almost $5 million from the budget over the next four years.  The university's president, Dr. Laurie Joyner believes that the school is on the right track to overcoming a $7 million budget deficit and developing a plan to make the school stronger in the future.

Joyner says that Wittenberg is facing the same type of fiscal problems that most institutions of higher learning are dealing with. And the same types of significant challenges.

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Education
2:09 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Two Clark County School Districts Hope Recount Approves Levies


Two Clark County school districts had levies defeated by narrow margins on election day.  The Clark-Shawnee and the Tecumseh Local school districts are hoping to see vote totals change by the end of the month when all provisional and absentee ballots are counted.

Voters in the Clark-Shawnee School District rejected a proposed 10-year, 7.59-mill levy that would have raised $2.5 million per year. The levy was defeated by only eight votes.

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