high school

Nowadays, if you're a teenager who's good at video games there's a lot more to be had than just a pot of virtual gold.

There's college scholarships, tournament money and high salary jobs.

Today, more than 170 colleges and universities participate. And there's money on the table — more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit.

This year, 17 states and the District of Columbia are offering formal esports teams.

Mac Connor and a senior mechanic inspect one of the buses at COTA.
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Some students like academic work and thrive in high school. For others, it’s a real drag.

One of those people is Mac Connor. When the 18-year-old talks about it, he does so in a short, matter-of-fact way.

Billan Gurreh sits studying with a classmate at C-TEC Licking County.
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A 45-minute bus ride to a different city gave 17-year-old Billan Gurreh plenty of time to wonder if she was making the right choice. She was nervous to start the year off at a new school.

The Akron Public School district is making history this year: it’s transforming the way students are educated.

Licking Heights High School freshmen take notes in a World History class taught by Amy Obhof..
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After lawmakers have spent years making tweaks and changes to the high school graduation requirements, the incoming freshman class is beginning its high school journey with what are believed to be permanent standards.

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The Ohio Senate passed a budget last week that includes a set of high school graduation requirements, which could settle an issue that the state has been struggling with for years.

Anti-Bullying in 2019

Feb 7, 2019
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Bullying is considered the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the country. A new report from the YouthTruth student survey found that not only have bullying rates increased in the last few years, but students of color at majority white schools experienced higher rates bullying.  Today on All Sides, the impact of bullying and how to address it.  

School bus
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High school seniors not meeting the testing benchmarks to graduate next year could have extra options on the table – that is, if Ohio lawmakers can pass a change before the end of the year. 

School bus
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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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Right now, Heartland High School doesn’t look like much — just a few rooms on the second floor of Broad Street Presbyterian Church on Columbus’ East Side.

Classroom
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With most Ohio students back in school, officials and lawmakers are hoping to prevent a possible crisis like the one that had them scrambling to find alternative graduation requirements for students at risk of not graduating.

More than 140,000 Ohio students are preparing to enter their senior year of high school, but for thousands of them, the year won’t end with a walk across a stage in a cap and gown. That is unless lawmakers move the graduation goal post once again.

It’s a lingering question that’s creating uncertainty for rising seniors in the state’s high schools.

Ja’Mya and Kenmore-Garfield’s Class of 2019

Sixteen-year-old Ja’Mya Goley is about a month away from starting her senior year at Kenmore-Garfield High School in Akron.

Taft IT High School is launching what Cincinnati Public Schools believes is the first-in-the-country cybersecurity certificate program.

Fairy Goodmothers

A nonprofit group based out of Columbus took on the mission of providing prom dresses to teenage girls in the area who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

Football, CTE & Concussions

Dec 27, 2017
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Today at 10am

As the football season picks up, we explore the effects of injuries players take on in the gridiron. New science on diagnosing a brain disease afflicting players is making headlines. We look at the impact that stands to have on the game. 

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