Education

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An unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing Ohio State University has pledged to eradicate from the band program, the university said Thursday.

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The number of school librarians in Ohio has dropped by nearly half in the past 10 years despite studies showing students do better when those jobs are filled.

Ohio Higher Ed Task Force Looks For Ways To Save Money

Jul 22, 2015
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Earlier this year, Gov. John Kasich asked a nine-member task force to figure out how to make higher education more affordable. That task force met this week in Cleveland, where education and private-sector leaders discussed how universities can streamline services to potentially save money.

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The State Auditor's office says the Columbus Public School District is making progress fixing the issues that led to the data-rigging scandal.

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Ohio's top law enforcement officer pledges $3-million to combat campus sexual assaults.  The money will be used for competitive grants to allow universities to strengthen advocacy programs for survivors of rape, including training for campus police.

Job Market for New Grads

Jun 10, 2015
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A recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers says the outlook for newly graduated job-seekers is pretty good-- but that’s “pretty good” with some qualifiers. This hour, what this year’s crop of first-time job seekers can expect and tips for standing out from the crowd

The State Auditor's office has cited two closed Columbus Charter schools for improper financial activity.

Tom Borgerding / WOSU News

Ohio State University Board of Trustees today voted to put brakes on students college costs. Trustees voted to freeze tuition and fees and give grants to more than 12,000 in-state students.

Ohio State University says 12,400 students will qualify for new need-based grants next year as part of the school's effort to make itself more affordable to low- and middle-income families. 

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An Ohio charter school superintendent, a school board chairman and an education consultant suspected of bribing them in exchange for a contract have been convicted of federal charges.

Big Change Coming for Next Year’s Round of PARCC Tests

May 22, 2015
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A consortium of state education leaders have voted to make a big change to the standardized test known as the PARCC. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Ohio SUPCO Tells Otterbein University to Hand Over Campus Police Records

May 22, 2015
Otterbein University campus
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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that police departments at private universities are subject to public records search. This means private universities cannot shield police activities from the community.

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As the number of graduating high school students shrinks and state funding becomes shaky, Ohio public colleges and universities seem to be turning to out-of-state students to help fill the gaps. The percentage of non-Ohio students attending public schools is rising. 

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Columbus Police

An Ohio State University professor is under house arrest after threatening to kill the dean of his college and himself. 

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For the first time in at least 40 years, Ohio State plans to freeze all costs for in-state undergraduates next year.

Attendance Allegations About Online Charter School Reignite Debate

May 7, 2015
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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.

Jon Waters conducts the Ohio State Alumni Marching Band
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It appears the director of OSU’s School of Music strongly opposed the firing of marching band director Jon Waters.  Lawyers for Waters produced a letter from Rick Blatti in a court filing.  It's an effort to show the OSU Board of Trustees were directly involved in the firing.

Archie Griffin speaking
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Archie Griffin, president and CEO of the Ohio State Alumni Association will step down to assume a new role as senior advisor within the university’s Office of Advancement, OSU said in a statement released Tuesday.

Surviving the First Year of College

Apr 27, 2015
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As summer approaches, many high school seniors are anticipating the relative freedom of a college experience, but few of them actually know what to expect.

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A federal judge has ruled that the fired Ohio State University band director's lawsuit against the school may proceed.

A Dayton Mother Looks In From The Outside

Apr 23, 2015
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Nube’s trying to get her kids out the door to school. Her six-year-old comes running down the stairs; her 15-year-old is up in the bedroom getting dressed. She and her children aren’t even five feet tall, but they fill up the kitchen bustling around trying to eat and get ready.

Pamela Diggs
Columbus City Schools

Another Columbus principal has been officially fired for her role in a grade and attendance rigging scandal.

Kappa Kappa Gamma
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Ohio State University has suspended the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority for the next two years. As WOSU’s reports, sorority members will have to move out of the house soon. 

Ohio Historical Marker on the campus of Wilberforce University
Wilberforce University

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.

Ohio Senator Unveils New Charter School Overhaul

Apr 16, 2015
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It looks like overhauling Ohio’s charter school system requires a lot of heavy hitters from the political arena. A diverse group of leaders have joined together to tackle what they call a pressing issue.

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