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Education
4:32 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Learn To Earn Dayton Selected For National Education Partnership

Credit Adrien Facélina

A Dayton education initiative called Learn to Earn has been selected for a national partnership. The Lumina Foundation is giving 20 cities up to $200,000 for the project. It's part of an effort to prepare the region for the high paying jobs of the future.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Got Debt? Ohio College Students Are Banking On It

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College applications deadlines are approaching, and Ohio students are facing the daunting question of how to fund their education. Financial aid is down in the state, and student debt is up.

The total budget for need-based aid in the state of Ohio peaked in 2008 at $183 million, while the 2013 budget is just $86 million. Budget cuts in 2009 are responsible for a lot of that change, and while federal Pell Grant funding has increased dramatically, that growth has been outpaced by increases in tuition and living costs.

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Education
8:35 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Ohio Attracting More International Students

More international students are going to college in Ohio.

A new report finds that international students studying at Ohio colleges increased 7.5 percent - to more than 28,000 - for the 2012-13 school year.

The report released Monday by the Institute of International Education puts Ohio at No. 8 nationally.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the leading country of origin for foreign students in Ohio was China, which provided 41 percent of all international students. India and Saudi Arabia were next.

Education
4:04 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Ohio Public Colleges Adjust After Enrollment Dips

Enrollment at Ohio's public colleges and universities has fallen for the second year in a row amid state and federal efforts emphasizing graduation rates over student totals.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday that more schools are laying off employees, freezing travel and reviewing academic programs after enrollment declines and funding reductions.

Statewide enrollment figures show the number of students in college rose rapidly after the 2007 financial crisis then dropped almost 6 percent in 2012 and another 2 percent this year, the newspaper reported.

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SOCHE Talks
10:50 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Energy Efficiency – Practical and Cost Effective Energy Conservation Measures

The October 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Doug Riehle, director of physical plant and facilities at Edison Community College speaking on Practical and Cost Effective Energy Conservation Measures.

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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