Education

Ohio U Medical College
4:57 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

City Proposes Giving Ohio University 70 Acres for Medical School

Officials in a central Ohio city have proposed giving Ohio University more than 70 acres to build a medical college.

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Education
4:37 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Ohio State announces $50M in new financial aid

Ohio State University is increasing its student financial aid by $50 million over the next four years with a new merit-based scholarship and added need-based grants.

The university says the new "Eminence Scholars" program will be its most prestigious merit-based scholarship. It provides four-year, full-ride scholarships and a $3,000 one-time stipend to 50 students annually, including 40 from Ohio. It is being offered for the first time this year to high school seniors.

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Education
5:27 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Gay Student Sues Ohio School District Over T-shirt

A federal lawsuit has been filed in Cincinnati on behalf of a gay student who says his high school is violating his freedom of expression rights by prohibiting him from wearing a T-shirt urging tolerance of gay students. Maverick Couch's mother filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Wayne Local School District and its high school principal. The lawsuit says Couch, a junior, was threatened with suspension if he wears the shirt bearing the message "Jesus Is Not a Homophobe." The lawsuit says school officials told him the shirt is sexual in nature and inappropriate at school.

Education
12:33 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Ohio Lawmakers Strike Deal on Historical Documents

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A compromise has been struck between sponsors of an Ohio bill that would require students in grades 4-12 be taught the original texts of the state and U.S. constitutions, the Declaration of Independence and other  documents.

Different versions of the bill passed both Republican-led chambers of the state Legislature last year. But the Senate in January rejected the House changes to the bill. Lawmakers have been working out technical differences in a conference committee.

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Education
12:30 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Study Says Ohio Making Progress in School Changes

A report says Ohio is meeting expectations for making changes to its education system that were a condition of a $400 million federal Race to the Top grant.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the nonprofit Center for American Progress cites "significant progress" in the  study released yesterday.

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