A national education expert last week delivered a less-than-stellar assessment of the nation's school reform efforts before a Cleveland audience. Linda Darling-Hammond is an education professor at Stanford, and led President Obama's education transition team in 2008.
The University of Dayton is promising new freshmen that they will pay the same amount for tuition all four years they are in school.
The guarantee to new freshmen eliminates the uncertainty of how much a bachelor's degree will cost by removing hidden fees.
The university said students will receive a two-page financial aid prospectus detailing the costs, and also pledging that that their scholarships and grants will grow dollar-for-dollar each year as tuition increases.
The president of Ohio's education board says she shared a Facebook posting with a photo of Adolf Hitler to encourage historical reflection amid the gun-control debate, not to compare President Barack Obama to the Nazi leader.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the photo was shared on the mostly private Facebook page of state Board of Education President Debe Terhar, along with a message criticizing Obama's new gun-control efforts. The newspaper says a quote about disarming citizens was attributed to Hitler in the message.
Universities in Ohio saw enrollment drop last fall and are likely to see the decline continue. The Akron Beacon Journal says that education studies are predicting that the number of public high school graduates in Ohio will continue to drop over the next decade.
The head of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio says the question is how much that decline will be in the coming years.
Ohio's public colleges and universities posted an enrollment drop of 6 percent last fall.
The state has kicked off the first of five days of regional training meant to teach Ohio educators to respond to school shooting situations.
More than 200 people registered to participate in Thursday's training in Columbus, where the instructor told participants that planning and practicing responses for an intruder situation will save lives in case of a real incident.