José Salinas, director of the Ohio Migrant Education Center, and StateImpact Ohio education reporter Michelle Faust discuss ways summer programs can help keep children of migrant workers in school over the summer. Find the feature story here.
Ohio’s warm, humid summer days are giving way to cooler shorter ones. Families of agricultural workers are preparing to other states as the most labor intensive parts of the local growing season come to an end. One recently completed local summer school program aims to bridge educational gaps for the children in these families.
It’s a classroom like any other in the small Northwest Ohio township of Old Fort, a class of nine middle and high school students fidget while science teacher Jim Less presents a unit about DNA.
ECOT commercial featuring Gabriel Young [photo: Youtube]
The state and its largest online charter school are locked in a dispute over how to prove it’s providing an education to its more than 15,000 students. That fight is not just playing out in court but through TV, radio and web ads featuring a student defense.
ECOT has been trying to make its case in the court of public opinion by hitting the airwaves with commercials that feature struggling students, such as Gabriel Young.
“I’ve been in and out of foster care. I was adopted for seven years and then put back.”
Students are moving to start the fall semester. [photo: Debbie Holmes/ WOSU]
There’s a new rule at the Ohio State University. Sophomores from out-of-town will be required to live in main campus dorms beginning this fall. It’s a move the university hopes will improve student success and development. Students start moving in Thursday, and some off-campus landlords say they already feel the loss of rental income.
State legislative, education and health leaders are part of a coalition that is looking at how to put in place a new drug abuse prevention strategy in Ohio’s schools.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says there is a moral imperative for the state to do everything within its power to help prevent Ohio’s children from abusing drugs. That’s why he wants this working group to assess how effective current drug abuse prevention efforts are, and come up with a program to be implemented in the state’s schools across all grade levels.
A group advocating for free community college held a panel discussion at Cuyahoga Community College Wednesday as republicans are gathered in Cleveland this week. The Republican chair of the state senate education committee likes the idea, but has other priorities.
Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering), who was not at the event, is favor of a program that would cover the costs of community college, but she says Ohio is years away from being ready for that.
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