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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9:11 am
Mon March 26, 2012

4 in 10 Ohio High School Grads Not College-Ready

The latest state data show four in 10 Ohio high school graduates need at least one remedial English, math or science course when they get to college. Gov. John Kasich wants to shrink that number, so state higher education
officials are working to set new statewide college readiness standards.

The budget Kasich signed last year gave institutions until the end of 2012 to identify the knowledge students need to be prepared for college-level coursework. It requires trustees to adopt the new standards by Dec. 31 and develop tests to go with them.

Education, Antioch University
2:43 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Antioch University Board of Governors Appoints New Chancellor

 Felice Nudelman currently serves as Executive Director of Education for The New York Times Company.  She develops and oversees education initiatives, including The New York Times Knowledge Network.  Nudelman says she looks forward to building on Antioch’s existing mission.

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2:31 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Ohio Overhauls Education With Eye on College Prep

An education overhaul aimed at better preparing Ohio students for college will change the way students and schools are evaluated and the curriculum they use.

State Superintendent Stan Heffner says the existing system shortchanges children by asking them to meet minimum standards that don't necessarily make them college-ready. He says students should get "a diploma worth owning."

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10:30 am
Sun March 18, 2012

Life as an Air Force Intern

The March 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Josh Deaton, a PhD student from Wright State University on Life as an Air Force Intern.

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.