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Education
8:04 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Governor Kasich Says His Comprehensive School Plan Is Coming Soon

Governor Kasich has signed a bill into law that grades schools on an A through F grading scale, which is a part of a bigger education plan that the Governor intends to release soon.

Ohio Governor John Kasich says Ohioans can expect to see his plan for improving education in Ohio’s k through 12 schools by the end of this month.  He says he and his staff have been working on it for months.  And Kasich says he’s glad details of it are not being released to the press.

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Education
6:35 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Cedarville University Going Solar

A Miami Valley is making a big push into solar energy.

Construction should start this month at Cedarville University for a solar array of more than 2,000 kilowatts. Power should flow in April.

The school says the energy will be enough for 250 homes, besides bringing the environmental benefits of using solar power.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Cedarville has made solar technology part of its curriculum for years. The Christian-based school has some 3,400 students.
 
   
 

Education
10:39 am
Sat January 12, 2013

At Miami University, Increasing Numbers of Chinese Students Adjust to Life Far From Home

Xi Chen at Uncle Yip's Restaurant
Credit Lark Grant

Spicy eggplant, braised pork, sesame pastry balls and the fried coconut pancake are four of the largest dishes at Uncle Yip’s Chinese restaurant in Sharonville, Cincinnati.

Despite this, all four dishes ended up on the plate of Miami University sophomore Xi Chen, a slim Chinese student and one of 566 Chinese students enrolled at Miami in the fall 2012 semester.

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Education
7:04 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Ohio Schools Get Nearly $38 Million From Casinos

The state says Ohio schools are getting nearly $38 million in the first chunk of casino-tax revenue.

This is the first distribution to schools since casinos opened last year. The money is distributed on a per-pupil basis twice per year to more than 1,000 school districts and charter schools across Ohio. It works out to $20.93 for each of the roughly 1.8 million students.

The breakdown was announced Tuesday but the Ohio Department of Taxation. Schools receive 34 percent of the revenue, with 51 percent going to county government.

Education
7:04 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Two Local School Districts Facing State Fiscal Oversight

The Ohio Department of Education notified the Fairborn City School District yesterday that it will be placed in "a state of fiscal caution" next week and the Huber Heights City School District is also facing a similar designation.  It would mean that the districts would borrow money from the state for operations which would need to be repaid.

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