Education

There's been lots of chatter on social media and among pundits, warning that the treatment of immigrant kids and English language learners is going to "get worse" under a Donald Trump presidency.

Some people on Twitter are even monitoring incidents in which Latino students in particular have been targeted.

But I wonder: When were these students not targeted? When did immigrant students and their families ever have it easy?

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Mothers addicted to alcohol and drugs respond better to treatment when their children also take part in their recovery, according to a new study from The Ohio State University.   

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Even if high schoolers have the grades to get to college, they might not know how. That's where Mentor-A-Buckeye comes in.

Three Ohio State students are reaching back to help students unsure about whether they have a college future. WOSU's Debbie Holmes spoke to two of the founders about their program.    

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the new federal education law that replaces No Child Left Behind. The legislation gives states their own say in how they implement ESSA with input from their communities.

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The U.S. Education Secretary plans an Ohio discussion on opportunities for students in rural communities.

John King Jr. is scheduled to deliver remarks Thursday at a National Rural Education Association forum at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Lawyer Robert Amsterdam presents his findings from his investigation into Concept Schools and Fetullah Gulen, along with a chart that he says shows the connections to Horizon Science Academies and Noble Academies in Ohio.
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An American lawyer hired by the Turkish government to investigate charter schools connected to a Muslim cleric accused of being behind a coup in Turkey in July says he’s finished his probe.

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A Hilliard Davidson High School student is in custody after prosecutors said he was planning a school shooting.

Two years ago, William McNeil lost his retail job at Sears and was looking to improve his life. Around the same time, he got a bunch of emails promising a path to a new career from ITT Technical Institute, the for-profit college chain.

So, McNeil, who's 55, signed up online to get more information about the school and got several calls from an ITT recruiter. Desperate to get back on track, he decided it was worth the $20,000 in government-backed loans to pursue an associate's degree in networking technology at the school.

The state education department says Ohio's largest online charter school severely over-reported how many students actually attended class full time. But the school says the state's report is a slap in the face to a pending court battle.

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The state says more than 52,000 students participated during the first full year of a statewide program that allows Ohio middle- and high-schoolers to earn free college credit.

The latest round of report cards for Ohio schools are out. The Columbus Public School District fared poorly receiving an F in all but one category.

The Ohio Department of Education plans to release its state school report cards Thursday morning and state leaders are telling parents, students and educators to brace themselves for significantly lower than usual grades. 

The U.S. Department of Education is releasing a disputed $71 million grant to Ohio to aid high-performing charter schools — but with strings attached.

ECOT Superintendent Rick Teeters testifies during preliminary hearing for ECOT’s lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Education in a Franklin County courtroom.
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The state of Ohio and its largest e-school went head-to-head in court today over what’s required to provide education to students.

The name of former Fox News head Roger Ailes is at the center of a controversy at Ohio University in Athens.

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With Tuesday's sudden announcement that ITT Technical Institute would close all 137 of its campuses, including two in Central Ohio, thousands of teachers and students were left with a questionable future.

ITT Tech, one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges that’s operated two campuses in Central Ohio, says it’s permanently closing all of its campuses following a ban on the school accepting new students who use federal financial aid.

Charter School Oversight In Ohio

Aug 31, 2016
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Charter schools are under scrutiny all over the nation. They are supported by both sides of the political spectrum, but have run into issues concerning oversight and funding. Sponsored evaluations are coming up for Ohio charter schools in October but could potentially be pushed back to next August. Some are asking Governor Kasich to call for an emergency vote to ensure that the evaluations go forward.

A look at several online charter school attendance reviews reveal that more e-schools might be either unable or unwilling to meet the standards the state has set to prove students are learning.

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The first day of a new school year for Columbus students was also the debut of two brand new Columbus City Schools facilities, one for the Spanish immersion academy, and another for the French immersion academy.

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The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that graduate students working as research and teaching assistants at private universities must be recognized as faculty with the right to form unions. The ruling does not affect grad students at public universities like Ohio State. 

State Lawmaker Wants To Push School Start Dates Until After Labor Day

Aug 24, 2016
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If you're driving through a Columbus neighborhood Wednesday morning, you might see kids waiting at the bus stop. It's the first day of class for Columbus City Schools, which is starting later than many other local districts.

As students head back to class, there's a proposal to push class start dates to after Labor Day.

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A Republican-dominated state legislative committee has delayed rules that the Ohio Department of Education needs so it can set up a tough new sponsor evaluation system aimed at making Ohio's charter schools more accountable.

Changes in the rules involving preschool funding in Ohio have caught the attention of a state lawmaker.

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The Democratic candidate for US Senate is calling for a halt to the creation of private, for profit charter schools.

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