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.
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.
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."
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.