Education

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More than three-quarters of Ohio high school seniors are on track to graduate in May, with another 19 percent “highly likely” to meet requirements to receive their diplomas.

"I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons." That's harsh language from the downtrodden sixth-grade narrator of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, a blockbuster series of graphic novels.

But it speaks to a broader truth.

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The best way to predict whether a student will cheat in the classroom is a personality trait, says a researcher at The Ohio State University.

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
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The state’s largest online charter school said in court filings last week that it will close by January if it’s forced to pay back nearly $80 million to the state from two attendance audits. But state auditor Dave Yost says that doesn’t mean the bill would be settled.

Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima, right) talks to a group of superintendents from his Senate district in western Ohio who helped him create the Public School Deregulation Act.
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A Republican state senator wants to roll back almost a hundred requirements on school districts. The requirements range from mandates on school personnel to directives for students in classrooms.

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
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Officials with Ohio's largest online charter schools say the school will close within four months, in the middle of the school year, if Ohio's efforts to recoup $60 million or more in disputed funding aren't halted.

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Need an iPad? Enroll at Ohio State.

Under a new partnership announced Wednesday, beginning in autumn 2018, all incoming first-year students at all Ohio State campuses will get free iPads.

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The Columbus Board of Education launched an online survey Wednesday to learn the community's priorities for the district’s next superintendent.

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