Education

Columbus State Community College

Twenty-year-old Carter Makiewicz spent a year studying theater at the University of Toledo before he decided to move back to his hometown of Dayton and choose a different path.

State of Ohio / Governor's office

Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would overhaul Ohio’s education system in order to give most of the control over to the governor’s office. This is something Gov. John Kasich has wanted for a while now.

Rep. Bill Reineke speaking.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio House Republicans have rolled out a plan that would bring big changes for the state's Department of Education and the Board of Education. Supporters say it will bolster the connection between education and career-readiness, while Democrats say it would create a less-responsive state government.

When Dustin Gordon's high school invited juniors and seniors to meet with recruiters from colleges and universities, a handful of students showed up.

A few were serious about the prospect of continuing their educations, he said, "But I think some of them went just to get out of class."

In his sparsely settled community in the agricultural countryside of southern Iowa, "there's just no motivation for people to go" to college, says Gordon, who's now a senior at the University of Iowa.

Mark Urycki / ideastream

Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James is a finalist to take over Columbus City Schools, the largest public school district in the state.

Ohio Channel

It was the heavyweight court battle that’s been brewing for more than a year.

Attorneys for the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and the Ohio Department of Education traded jabs before the Ohio Supreme Court over how the state should fund schools and if that funding should be tied to just enrollment or student participation.

Technology in the Classroom

Feb 14, 2018
Brad Flickinger / Flickr

Educators have been forced to modify their classrooms as technology is increasingly adopted into schools. From Smartboards to Chromebooks, technology is quickly becoming a staple in American classrooms. 

Join us today as we broadcast from the Ohio Educational Technology Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and discuss how technology is helping educators to personalize education plans for their students.

Wikipedia Commons

One of the state’s largest public school districts will no longer be allowed to sponsor charter schools.

ECOT teachers, staff, families and students rallied at the Statehouse in May 2017.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday considers what could be the final appeal by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

ECOT closed last month because of financial trouble related to having to repay tens of millions of dollars in funding it never should have received. The affects on tax payers have gotten most of the attention, but former ECOT teachers and students say they're the real victims.

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