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Allegations that an online charter school may be getting paid for hundreds of students who haven’t logged-on in months has fired up the debate about how to track schools that don’t have classrooms, but do get millions in state funding.
The two ranking members on the Ohio House Education Committee each got an anonymous e-mail showing 402 students were truant for months at Ohio Virtual Academy, which has more than 13,000 students.
But only 14 of those students have been withdrawn.
The majority of college students use some type of grants or loans to pick up the tab for their higher education, but The Atlantic reports the rates are much higher for minorities. Forty-two percent of African-American families have student loans, compared to 28 percent of white families.
Nationwide, only about two percent of students begin school earlier or move ahead of their prescribed grades, but as NPR’s education team reports, new research points out that more students should be accelerating grades.
If the levy at Central Ohio’s Southwest Licking School District didn’t pass, there was a possibility that the high school’s band could be cut. The Columbus Dispatch reports that didn’t sit well with freshman Ally Jeffers, who reached out to a California brewery with a Columbus connection to ask for some help.
Students at E Prep and Village Prep Academy in Cleveland.
The state legislature this spring has been updating rules for how charter schools operate in Ohio.
It’s the latest in the evolution of charters here.
The legislature has been tweaking the rules and regulations on charters every year or two since they began here in 1997.
The first proposal for charter schools goes back 40 years when a University of Massachusetts professor suggested it. Continue Reading
A new study finds that roughly 73 percent of adjunct professors are struggling to find a desired full-time job, but as Inside Higher Ed reports, it’s not just more hours–adjuncts also are yearning for more respect from their full-time faculty.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that researchers at the Delaware school didn’t thoroughly investigate if animals used in testing were received adequate treatment, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
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Collectively, more than 90 school districts asked voters for help with more than 100 school tax issues statewide during Tuesday’s election.
Most of the levies were renewals. According to unofficial results collected by StateImpact Ohio, roughly 90 percent of those requests passed, along with more than half of new money requests.
That’s a slight increase from the past few elections, where districts have struggled to receive voter support when it comes to asking for the approval of additional levies.
Fueled by lots of online speculation, the Akron Beacon Journal reports University of Akron’s Scott Scarborough says the university is “not proposing a name change,” but is considering ways to create more “distinction” for the university.
The Washington Post reports the president of Howard University recently sent out an email to thousands of alumni, asking them to consider picking up the tab of current students currently on the the brink of not graduating due to outstanding fines.