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Election 2014
4:15 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Miami Valley Levy And Tax Issues Set For May 6 Primary

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Most ballot issues and candidates have been confirmed for the May 6 primary election, and as usual, there are a lot of tax and levy questions coming up, although many are renewals, which means they won’t affect current tax rates.

Here’s the list of new or additional levy and tax issues WYSO will be covering running up to May 6, 2014, based on county board of elections' preliminary information:

Montgomery County:

Brookville Local School District (LSD) will be seeking a 5.25-mill additional levy for operating expenses.

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Education
11:20 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Land-Grant Designation Brings Opportunities For Central State

The version of the Farm Bill passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday includes a long-sought land-grant designation for Central State University in southwest Ohio.  The status would provide new opportunities for the school.

Land-grants allow colleges or universities to apply for special federal funding in a number of areas of study - in Central State’s case, agriculture.   

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Education
6:04 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Principals Placed On Leave Following Ohio School Audit

Columbus school officials say they are taking steps to fire four principals who the district says were associated with student record-keeping problems.

Superintendent Dan Good made the announcement Tuesday. It came on the heels of the Ohio auditor's investigation into attendance data scrubbing at the state's largest school district.

Good says letters sent Tuesday tell the four principals that they are being placed on unpaid leave and recommended for termination.

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Education
6:04 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Miami University Strives For Elite Status

Miami University is seeking to be considered among the nation's elite schools wants to keep upgrading its recruiting classes.

But Miami University's quest to lure more top students to Oxford will need more funding. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Miami's latest freshman class came with an average ACT score of 27.5, a full point higher than last year. The goal is for a student average of 30 within six years.

School officials are looking for more private donations for scholarships and to attract more out-of-state students who pay higher tuition.

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Education
3:39 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

LGBT Group Faces Tolerance, If Not Always Acceptance, At Catholic University of Dayton

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Each semester, the WYSO News Department mentors journalism classes at Miami University and features the best story from each term on our website.

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