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Education
7:04 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Ohio Board OKs Student Restraint, Seclusion Policy

The Ohio Board of Education has approved a policy on how educators seclude and physically restrain students in schools.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the rules in effect beginning next school year allow for students to be physically restrained or put in seclusion rooms only if they're a danger to themselves or others. The plan is meant to ensure those tactics aren't used for a child's punishment or for the staff's convenience.

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Education
2:32 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Springfield School Officials and Police Discuss School Safety

Springfield Superintendent David Estrop and Chief of Police Stephen Moody met with school board members recently to address growing concerns about safety measures  in the city school system.

Estrop said that the school system has an excellent partnership with the police department and school safety has become the most important issued at hand. He says although there is a movement to arm teachers, Springfield schools are not ready to go that route.

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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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