In an editorial letter to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State’s Dr. Michael Drake voiced his approval of the higher education mentions in Gov. John Kasich’s recently signed budget, calling the bipartisan higher education support within the state “inspiring.”
Some New Jersey residents could see their student loan debt wiped away by one lucky winning lottery ticket. Inside Higher Ed reports recently introduced legislation calls for creating a new lottery system specifically aimed to pay off winners’ student loan debt.
The Akron Beacon Journal takes a look at the condition of a handful of decaying schools in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.
While big cities like New York and Los Angeles no doubt still draw a steady stream of recent college graduates looking for a job, the Akron Beacon Journal reports new research points out that mid-size cities with available job opportunities may be even more attractive to millennials.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the amount of adults passing the high school equivalency exam known as the GED is on a serious overall decline–slightly more than 2,100 passed the exam last year, compared to more than 28,000 in 2001.
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Leaders in Cleveland’s Teachers’ Union say dropping Ohio’s PARCC standardized test last week opens a window to improve testing in the Buckeye state, adding that better communication and a test that reflects classroom realities is what’s needed.
Cleveland Teachers’ Union vice president Shari Obrenski hopes with a new test, the Ohio Department of Education will be able to give teachers better and faster feedback on how students are performing, sample prep questions that are released earlier, and a test that better reelects that national Common Core education standards.
Gov. John Kasich’s recently signed budget bill includes a total revamp of Ohio’s batch of Common Core-aligned math and English exams.
But education officials have a lot of work to complete in a relatively small amount of time.
Working alongside the American Institutes for Research testing company, state officials will need to create the new exams, make sure all of the associated technology works, and roll out the tests, all by the end of next spring.
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After a year filled with concerns from parents, teachers, and lawmakers, Ohio is ditching its current Common Core-aligned standardized testing provider.
When Gov. John Kasich signed the state’s two-year budget last night, he cut ties with the national testing consortium known as PARCC, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness and Careers.
The first full-year of PARCC implementation was filled with criticism of the exams, especially technology-related problems, along with the sheer amount of time kids spent on testing.
Now, the budget dictates the Ohio Department of Education must pick a new test provider. The ODE will go with the American Institutes for Research, the same company that develops the state’s science and social studies exams.
The number of international students applying to U.S. graduate schools increased by two percent, Inside Higher Ed reports, with the biggest uptick coming from students in India.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports a bill tightening charter school regulations won’t get a full vote before the House begins its summer recess this week.