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.

12:33 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Ohio Lawmakers Strike Deal on Historical Documents


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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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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