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.
The Ohio State University wants to encourage students into taking online-only courses. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the University recently approved a new fee structure that would allow students to save money on the services they will not use.
In-state students who register for these exclusive online classes would be charged $100 a semester, while out of state students will only pay $5 more.
Central State University in Southwestern Ohio is marking its 125th Anniversary as it looks for a new president.
The historically black school in Wilberforce plans to celebrate the anniversary with a ceremonial gathering Tuesday. The Dayton Daily News reports the school of more than 2,500 students is the only predominately black institution in Ohio.
It's looking for new leadership because alumnus and school President John Garland plans to retire in June. He has led the school since 1997.
A federal appeals court is weighing whether a Knoxville student should have been allowed to read and discuss Bible passages during recess.
A three-judge panel from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday took up the case brought by Samuel and Tina Whitson, who sued Knox County Schools in 2008. The Whitsons claim that Karns Elementary School Principal Cathy Summa infringed on the rights of Luke Whitson by telling him he could no longer hold Bible study on the playground.