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7:04 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Clark State Hopes For Arts Center Upgrade

A community college in southwest Ohio is asking the state for $500,000 to make over its 20-year-old performing arts center.

Officials at Clark State Community College in Springfield say the downtown building needs a new roof and upgrades to the heating and air conditioning systems.

Clark State says the performing arts center has drawn over 1.5 million people in the last 20 years.

The Springfield News-Sun reports that local officials say the performing arts center has been vital to the city's downtown.

Education
4:20 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Beavercreek Schools Plan For New Funds, Including "Straight A" Award

Beavercreek City Schools is looking at bringing back bussing for its high school students.
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The Beavercreek City School Board will hold its first regular meeting Thursday since a dramatic levy recount in November. The levy passed, but the vote was so close it wasn’t made official until December. In the final count, the $10 million five-year levy squeaked through with a 33-vote advantage.

Time for a spending blitz? Not so fast.

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Education
4:04 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

University Helps Miami Tribe Preserve Its History

Miami University is working to preserve 19th century land grant documents recently recovered by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma from a key moment in its history.

Tribe members say the grants marked the tribe's transition from collectively held land to individual ownership as it tried and mostly failed to avoid government relocation.

Miami University is preserving eight land grants found in storage at a Catholic diocese in Indiana. They include one signed in 1823 by President James Monroe and seven signed in 1843 by President John Tyler.

Education
6:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Springfield-Clark CTC Finalist For Straight A Funding

The Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center, or CTC, is one of three area schools set to receive awards Monday from Gov. Kasich's $250 million Straight A Fund project. The money allows schools from around the state to compete for grants designed to award innovative ways of learning and teaching.

The idea of this grant is to turn CTC into a learning lab for energy education.

Students will have hands on experience doing energy auditing, which means students will learn how to make buildings more energy efficient by looking at things like poor insulation and leaks.

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Education
12:28 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Local Schools Increase Safety Measures After Sandy Hook

Last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut prompted schools around the country to assess their safety procedures.  School districts are enhancing their safety plans with a mix of training and technology. 

To date, roughly 2300 schools in the state have applied for grants to improve safety this year, according to the Ohio School Facilities Commission.  One of those is Mad River Local Schools.

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