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Tecumseh School District, just outside of Springfield, includes the tiny towns of New Carlisle and Medway—and a whole lot of farm fields and two-lane highways.
“This is a cow,” says English paraprofessional Liz Toro. She’s giving two little girls at Park Layne Elementary their daily English lesson. “What sound does a cow make?” she says, pointing at a picture of a cow. “Moo! Yes.”
New research says the small class sizes and more personal attention offered at small private colleges may be a better fit for low-income and first generation students, EdWeek reports. Graduation rates, along with higher levels of overall satisfaction, are higher for small school graduates compared to their public school counterparts, the Council for Independent Colleges study points out.
Central State and Owens Community College are each on the state board of regents’ fiscal watch list, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.
The number of parents opting their students out of standardized testing is relatively small, but growing. And as Chalkbeat New York reports, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the federal government may have to “step in” if states’ testing numbers dip too low.
A new season is upon us in higher education–commencement speaker season. As Inside Higher Ed reports, some schools are choosing to shy away from controversial speakers and “play it safe” this year.
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House Republicans added another series of amendments to the budget before passing it out of committee.
The House added $1.25 million so the secretary of state can keep mailing out absentee ballot applications, and another amendment gets rid of language that would’ve stopped the state auditor from performing public records audits.
More than 93 schools were in danger of losing money when implementing the new funding formula and the cut to the reimbursement program known as the Tangible Personal Property tax or TPP.
Wilberforce University in southwest Ohio is renovating its campus buildings and making policy changes as it fights to maintain its accreditation.
Members of the Higher Learning Commission are on campus this week to find out whether leaders at the nation’s oldest historically black private university have taken the necessary steps to address low enrollment and financial deficits.
A Colorado teacher proposed a relatively simple request to her students, prompting them to reveal something they’d like their teacher to know. As ABC News reports, she called some of the responses “heartbreaking,” including one that read “I wish my teacher knew I don’t have pencils at home to do my homework.”
It’s one of the most recognizable collegiate mascots, especially here in Ohio: Brutus the Buckeye. The Columbus Dispatch spoke with a few former students who portrayed the mascot, along with the lessons they learned.
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It’s pretty much accepted by education researchers that preschool attendance has positive long term effects—people who go to preschool are more likely to be successful in K-12 education and to adapt socially to being around other kids.
Yet, preschool numbers for Latino kids nationally and in Ohio are lower than other ethnic groups.