At Oregon’s Armadillo Technical Institute, there are no janitors on staff. Instead, the school’s cleaning duties–tasks like cleaning toilets and taking out the garbage–fall to the students.
“We really wanted a school where the students took ownership and made it their own,” the school’s executive director Kim De Costa told NPR’s education team.
In 2012-13, Ohio’s higher education institutions welcomed more than 28,000 international students. Last year, that number increased to more than 32,000 students. The 14 percent growth was the biggest rate of change in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Wright State University is one of 16 national locations in the running to host one of the 2016 presidential or vice presidential debates, the Dayton Business Journal reports. If the university is selected, the event could bring along some major attention to the school.
As the next round of PARCC testing ramps up next week, the Columbus Dispatch took a look at how the standardized tests have been received so far this year.
Have a family income of less than $125,000? If so, your student’s tuition–and possibly their room and board–could be waived at Stanford University. PBS Newshour reports the practice has been standard for some Ivy League schools for years. At Stanford, the previous income threshold was $120,000.
A new report out in the Washington Post points to a new study from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that says schools may not be offering adequate resources for gifted students. In a roundup of report cards given based on current statewide policies , Ohio earned a B-. No state earned an A.
A man who famously overcame early school difficulties to become a Rhodes Scholar has praise for Cleveland’s public schools.
Wes Moore is the author of best-selling book, “The Other Wes Moore,” which compares his life with that of another Wes Moore who grew up in the same neighborhood but became a convicted felon.
At an ideastream event Tuesday related to the public broadcasting effort to lower school drop-out rates called American Graduate, Moore praised Cleveland for its 12 percent increase in graduation rates the last three years.
Moore and his family had a difficult time after his father died young.
After refusing to make payments towards their federal student loans, 100 former Corinthian College students met with representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and other federal offices, Inside Higher Ed reports. The borrowers are making a case that they shouldn’t have to repay their loans due to the troubled legal status of the for-profit school.
As our partners at WOSU report, affordability was one key topic addressed by Ohio State president Dr. Michael Drake at his investiture on Tuesday. Drake says he plans to slash some administrative costs and move at least some of that savings towards student aid.
Within the first five years of entering the teaching profession, roughly half of new teachers will leave their original district or the profession all together. NPR’s education team spoke with a researcher to learn what schools could potentially do to curb high turnover rates.