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New Mexico has announced a plan to make public college and university free for all residents in the state, a proposal considered one of the most ambitious attempts to make higher education more accessible.

A full crowd at Ohio Stadium.
The Ohio State University

Ohio lawmakers have introduced bills to legalize sports betting. But Ohio’s universities don’t want to be dealt in on those bills or any others that involve expanded gambling.

School bus.
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Ohio Senate Republicans have made several big changes to a House bill, HB154, that would repeal and replace the process used to takeover failing schools. 

Early Childhood Learning In 2019

Sep 17, 2019
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The new documentary “No Small Matter” shares stories about and researches the human capacity for early intelligence.

The film calls early-childhood "a grown-up issue," relaying what researchers have learned about early brain development.

But the documentary also focuses on the value of parent-child relationships, something many parents continue to struggle with, which can lead to adverse consequences down the road. 

Today on All Sides, early childhood learning and how it translates into the classroom, and our homes. 

Jordan Washington switched careers to be an electrician, which he's learning on the job as part of a five-year apprenticeship.
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Ohio is one of six states chosen for a program to increase the upward mobility of adult learners. The goal of the "Educate for Opportunity" project is to train workers for technical and other jobs that are in high demand. 

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Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison on Friday for paying thousands of dollars to have one of her daughter's SAT scores inflated. She is the first parent to be sentenced in the massive college cheating scandal that has rocked the U.S. higher education system.

In addition, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani said Huffman must serve 12 months of supervised release, 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine.

Licking Heights High School freshmen take notes in a World History class taught by Amy Obhof..
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Columbus City Schools no longer has a failing grade from the state. Ohio's largest school district earned a D rating in the latest report cards, a marked improvement from its previous F grade.

Columbus Montessori Education Center

State investigation records show an Ohio agency could not find proof of alleged misconduct by administrators at Columbus Montessori Education Center.

Class is back in session in many Dayton area school districts. Hundreds of students in those districts were, in some way, affected by both the Memorial Day tornadoes and the Oregon District mass shooting. 

Some districts say they are responding to students’ mental health needs, but the need for those services has already been rising in recent years.

In the Trotwood Madison City School District, 226 students were displaced by the May tornadoes. Officials say they’re seeing students with signs of trauma related to the tornado and the shooting. 

Janelle Faison (left) and Megan Torres accuse Columbus Montessori of racial bias.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Two parents are calling for administrators to step down at their children’s former school, Columbus Montessori Education Center. They argue racial bias played a role in how they and their kids were treated.

Work at a Ohio State University lab.
Ohio State University

Ohio's public universities are teaming up to create one simplified process for students and staff to commercialize their research and inventions.

Relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas are hampered by the sheer devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Entire communities are gone and roadways disappeared, making it difficult for responders to even know where to look or go.

Ohio lawmakers will soon consider a school funding formula overhaul, which has undergone some changes since it was first introduced in March.

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