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Education
8:35 am
Wed September 11, 2013

University of Dayton's Ensalaco on Syria

In his address to the nation, President Obama stated his case for military involvement in Syria and his willingness for diplomatic options to take hold, but on this 9/11 anniversary, war-weary Americans are finding it hard to support another conflict.

Polls overwhelmingly show that Americans do not support even limited military strikes in Syria, and Mark Ensalaco, director of human rights studies at the University of Dayton, says they have good reason to be skeptical.

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The Antioch Word
11:23 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Co-op Stories From '15 and '16

Nargees Jumahan worked as a shepherd for members of the Navajo Nation in Black Mesa, Arizona.
Credit Nargees Jumahan

 

Anyone who knows anything about Antioch knows about the cooperative education, or co-op, program. For Antioch students co-op is a chance to learn new things and experience a different way of life. We carry our co-op experiences with us forever and anyone who has talked with an alumn can tell you that the stories only get better with time. This month on the Word we hear three stories from current students about their latest co-ops.

Theme music for the Word was written, performed and produced by Seth Kaplan. Additional music for this episode is by Jason Shaw.   

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Education
12:04 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Ohio College Students Ditch Cars, Get Free Bikes

The University of Dayton is giving 100 students free bicycles in exchange for their promise not to bring cars to the southwest Ohio campus for two years.

The Dayton Daily News reports the giveaway is part of the university's efforts to shrink its carbon footprint and form a bike friendly campus. It also builds on a bike-sharing program created at the school two years ago.

Education
7:17 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

State Report Card Shows Mixed Grades For Miami Valley Schools

Credit Flickr Creative Commons User tncountryfan

The Ohio Department of Education released report cards for Ohio’s schools Thursday.  The 2013 report cards rate schools and buildings in the first nine of 18 new performance criteria. The new assessment system features letter grades that the DOE says are more familiar to people. 

According to Ohio's top public schools official, Superintendent Richard Ross, no district received all As or all Fs, but in the first round of new scores - districts did fall at all points on the scale.  He said tougher performance standards will make Ohio's schools better and state more competitive.

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Education
12:14 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Ohio Releases New A-F Report Cards To Schools

Ohio's top public schools official says no district received all As on Ohio's new A-F report cards, and none received all Fs.

Superintendent Richard Ross told reporters ahead of Thursday's release of the first round of new scores that districts instead fell at all points on the scale.

The 2013 report cards rate schools and buildings in the first nine of 18 new performance criteria. Districts and buildings won't receive overall letter grades until 2015.

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