While the exact number of college students choosing to leave athletics behind is hard to accurately calculate, Inside Higher Ed reports medical officials say more athletes are deciding to leave their sports in fear of the possible long-term effects of concussions.
Many states offer a lower price tag for college students enrolling at a public university in their home state–but as the New York Times reports, that break could be slowly fading away.
After the deadly 2012 shooting at Chardon High School, the state legislature provided $750,000 over the past two years to the district for mental health services. Pointing to evidence including declining graduation rates and increased cases of students harming themselves, district superintendent Michael Hanlon is asking the state to continue that funding to sustain those services, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The University of Akron is not changing its name BUT it is adding a brand tag-line.
From now on the school will position itself as “Ohio’s Polytechnic University.”
Akron President Scott Scarborough believes mid-level state universities in Ohio are in trouble as state funding per pupil dwindles away.
He told the Cleveland City Club that his school needs to distinguish itself by focusing on what it does well.
After spending the past decade leading Miami, David Hodge plans to leave the school’s top spot next summer. The Dayton Daily News reports the university will begin a nationwide search in June, and the process could take up to a year.
Over the past 14 months, six Massachusetts Institute of Technology students have committed suicide, prompting some campus groups to launch efforts to make students less stressed, WBUR reports.
A five-year quest to bring the world’s dancers to Northeast Ohio culminated today with the announcement of the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron.
The University and DANCECleveland are launching the choreography center thanks to a $5 million grant from the Knight Foundation. It’s only the second facility of its kind in the country; the other is in Florida.
DANCECleveland’s executive director, Pamela Young, said there is often so much demand for rehearsal space in big cities, dancers might only get a couple of hours to work at a time.
Governor Kasich proposed this year to spend almost one billion dollars a year on charter schools in Ohio.
In his budget, if the student population remains the same, every charter school would get an increase while about half of the traditional public schools would see a loss in funding.
The state legislature has since been working on a budget that would provide raises for most traditional schools.
How Ohio funds charter schools has caused some dispute.
It’s an oft-repeated term in education: college and career readiness. But the Columbus Dispatch reports a new study finds the state’s students aren’t as prepared for life after high school as their parents may think.
The Toledo Blade reports two of the state’s community colleges–Northwest State and Terra State–will combine a handful of administrative duties to curb costs. The schools say the move will bring along a savings of more than $1 million for each campus after a few years.