Education

Education
8:27 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Report: Ohio Improves Teacher Quality Policy

Ohio shows progress in trying to improve the quality of the state's teachers, a new national report concludes.

The National Council on Teacher Quality gives the state a "C+" grade overall for 2011, up from "D+" two years earlier. The research and policy group that seeks a better national teacher force says Ohio is among the most improved states, ranking 11th in progress and tied for fifth overall.

Ohio gets better marks for steps to expand its pool of potential teachers, teacher preparation, identifying effective teachers and removing ineffective ones.

Education
12:38 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Ohio Governor to Announce Job Training Initiative

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected today to announce plans for training programs at three community colleges that will aim to provide certain groups of people with job training and employment services.

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SOCHE Talks
10:44 am
Sun January 15, 2012

Making a Difference in Cynical Times: The Possibilities of Social Entrepreneurship

The January 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Kathy Rowell from Sinclair Community College on making a difference in cynical times.

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.

Education
10:52 am
Thu January 12, 2012

School Buses Coming Back in Struggling OH District

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School buses will return later this month in a struggling Ohio school district where voters approved a tax increase after eight rejections.

The interim superintendent of the Little Miami Schools said at this week's school board meeting that the district is "standing in a hole" but is trying to get back up to ground level. The southwest Ohio school system has been under state supervision and listed in "fiscal emergency."

Education
8:06 am
Tue January 3, 2012

OSU President Says University Should Have Asked More Pointed Questions in Football Scandal

President E. Gordon Gee says the Ohio State University should have asked more pointed questions as a memorabilia-for-cash scandal was first coming to light.

The NCAA last month hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties for violations that started with eight football players taking thousands of dollars in cash and tattoos. That was in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia.

Gee tells The Columbus Dispatch that the university has learned to back up its procedures by asking the right questions.

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