Last week, Ohio State University’s marching band director Jon Waters was fired from his job after a school investigation found “serious cultural issues” within the and. And as the Columbus Dispatch reports, several of the findings showed examples of sexually-explicit activities laced within the group’s culture.
Yep, it’s almost that time again: back-to-school shopping season. And as the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, families will spend an average of nearly $669 on things like clothes and supplies, up 5 percent from last year. Shopping for a college bound student? Be prepared to spend even more: an average of $916, up from $836 in 2013, the Plain Dealer reports.
Why do Americans struggle with math? That’s the question the New York Times posed, and as it reports, U.S. residents have invented great methods to teach math, but it’s questionable if those methods are really being implemented.
A West Philadelphia school is combining STEM education and career technical education–two current education buzzwords– as a different way to reach kids from some of the city’s rough neighborhoods. As WHYY’s Kevin McCorry reports, The Workshop School uses an “inquiry-based” model of learning, where students think of their own questions and create answers to solve real problems.
“Once you start something you’ve got to finish it,” Haziz Self, a graduate of the school, said in the piece. “That’s a life lesson: Once you start something, you got to finish it.”
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As the summer days tick away and another school year draws closer, a Cincinnati-area charter school isn’t sure what the future may hold.
Prices at the majority of Ohio’s state-owned colleges are going up– but not by exorbitant amounts, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Under state guidelines, schools’ increases are capped at two percent or $188, whichever amount is higher.
With a $3,500 yearly price tag, the average cost of a community college is relatively reasonable, so many students don’t need student loans. But as NPR’s education team reports, close to a million community college students who could use some financial help don’t have the ability to tap into federal student loan programs.
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And now, 19 of the charter chain’s Ohio schools will be facing scrutiny from another state-level office.
State Auditor Dave Yost said his office is launching a special audit of nineteen of the groups’ schools.
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And add another one onto that growing list. Recent rankings from the U.S. Department of Education, based on financial information, report a handful of Ohio’s colleges are some of the priciest public schools in the country, according to data from the 2011-12 academic year.
One of the reports generated off of this information dives into the net price of colleges, or the cost of attendance after taking grants and scholarship money into consideration.
With a net price of $24,674, Miami University took the top spot for public four-year colleges nationwide. That’s significantly higher than the national average of $11,582.
But Miami’s not the only school in the state with an above-average net price.
Schools in two states have already axed pay increases for teachers with advanced degrees, the Associate Press reports. Those against the traditional pay raises say that money could instead be spent in other areas, like as a reward for successful classroom teachers.