Education

Education
8:05 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Ohio’s No Child Left Behind Waiver Approved

Ohio is one of eight states that no longer have to meet all the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but with a caveat.

More than a decade ago the No Child Left Behind Act ushered in a new era of education reform, including the requirement that all students be proficient in reading and math by 2014.  Many states have fought for repeal, calling the law unrealistic.  It remains in place but the Obama Administration has given states a way around some of the requirements, allowing states to apply for waivers.

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Education
8:00 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Local Students Face Higher Extracurricular Fees

Parents of students across the Miami Valley are higher facing higher fees for their kids to participate in school sports and other extracurricular activities. The Dayton Daily News reports that for the affected districts, the average increase is more than 100 percent.

The Beavercreek, Huber Heights, Valley View and Vandalia Butler school districts are all facing increases. This comes after each announced multimillion dollar cuts to address budget shortfalls.

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Education
6:45 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Ohio State recommends $312 tuition-fees increase

Ohio State is recommending a $312 annual increase in the amount students pay for tuition and fees, or 3.2 percent in additional costs.

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SOCHE Talks
10:40 am
Sun May 20, 2012

A River Leadership Curriculum

The May 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Sarah Peterson, from the Rivers Institute at the University of Dayton on A River Leadership Curriculum.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.
 

Origins Podcast
12:06 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Humanitarian Intervention: The American Experience from William McKinley to Barack Obama

In the late 19th century, humanitarian intervention was a popular idea among U.S. citizens. In this detail from a political cartoon, a caring woman whose garment reads "liberty" symbolizes this impulse.

Many of us think of humanitarian intervention as a recent phenomenon of United States foreign policy. Certainly, critics of Barack Obama’s intervention in Libya saw America’s humanitarian involvement there as some new-fangled excuse to go mucking around in other countries. This month historian Jeff Bloodworth traces a much longer history of humanitarian intervention that goes back to the administration of William McKinley and is connected with the Protestant ideals of some of the nation's founders.

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