Ohio State Graduate Named 2019 Rhodes Scholar

Nov 19, 2018
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A 2018 graduate of Ohio State University from suburban Columbus is a U.S. Rhodes scholar.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced sweeping rules on how colleges handle cases of sexual assault and harassment that she says will fix a "failed" and "shameful" system that has been unfair to accused students.

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The state school board has approved several graduation options for high school students in the class of 2022 and beyond. However board members say lawmakers need to act on some alternatives for the thousands of students who might not graduate this coming spring.

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The state school board is expected to vote on new recommendations for high school graduation requirements Thursday. This comes as hundreds of student might not be able to graduate under the existing standards.

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The state has a lot of work to do to meet its self-imposed goal of 65 percent of working-age adults holding college degrees or industry certificates by 2025. That’s the conclusion of an analysis of the state’s school report cards by a pro-charter school group.

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Fewer than one in three kids in poor families in Ohio start kindergarten with the skills they need – things like counting, rhyming and sounding letters into words. So in high-poverty urban districts like Canton and its rural counterparts like Minerva, the achievement gap can seem like it’s locked in.

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After several public meetings that included intense community pushback, the Columbus City Schools Board of Education has balked at a plan to close several schools.

In the wake of recent allegations of sexual misconduct in classical music settings near and far, Oberlin Conservatory of Music is taking specific steps to change the culture.

The conservatory's actions are part of Oberlin College's school-wide focus on the issue.

The Harvard University admissions trial comes to a close on Friday. At the heart of this controversial federal lawsuit is the question of just how much a school can consider race in admissions.

The plaintiff, a group called Students for Fair Admissions, has accused Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants. It argues the school considers race too much, forcing Asian-Americans to meet a higher bar to get in.

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Parents from the Cleveland area are making an unusual request: They want the Cleveland School District to administer CBD oil to their children during school.

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A report published by the Children’s Hunger Alliance earlier this month found that Newark City Schools more than doubled the participation in their free breakfast program in three years, from 33 percent participation to 70 percent.