7:04 am
Tue September 24, 2013

State Finishing Ohio School Data-Scrubbing Review

The Ohio Department of Education says it's almost done reviewing how altered attendance data affected state report cards for schools in eight districts.

The Northridge district in Montgomery County and Winton Woods in Hamilton County  are among those that will get recalculated district and school report cards for the 2010-2011 school year once the investigation is finished.

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7:35 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Analysis: Racial Gap Persists on Ohio State Tests

A newspaper analysis finds the gap between black and white students' scores on Ohio's standardized exams persists even when economic advantages are considered.

The Columbus Dispatch review published Sunday found the scores of black students from affluent families and highly rated schools still lag far behind those of their white peers.

The newspaper analyzed data from more than two dozen state tests given last year to kindergarten through high school students. It found the average passage rate was 64 percent among black students, and 87 percent among white students.

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7:35 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Grant Allows UD To Link Ohio Researchers

The University of Dayton will expand its campus computer to link researchers around Ohio thanks to a National Science Foundation grant of nearly a quarter-million dollars.

The university said this week that the grant will allow it to build a high-performance research computer network providing connections to other research institutions via high-capacity networks. The connections will be up to 10 gigabytes per second and link the university, Sinclair Community College, Ohio State University, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, Central State University and regional high schools.

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10:50 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Invited Guests: Embedded Librarians in the Learning Management System

The September 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features John Burke, the library director with the Miami University Middletown speaking on embedded librarians in the learning management system in higher education.

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.


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6:20 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Under Budget Duress, Beavercreek Schools Reach Agreement With Teachers

The Beavercreek City School District has reached a contract agreement with teachers after months of strained negotiations, but the district is left with a budget problem.

The contract includes compromises over pay raises and health care; for the first time ever, teachers have agreed to forgo regular raises in the base wage and instead take raises based on district-wide performance. The Beavercreek schools consistently perform very high by state standards, and a continued “A” grade from the state of Ohio would mean a one-time raise for teachers each year.

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