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.
The University of Akron has an interim president. Mathew Wilson, Dean of the law school, was picked Monday by the university’s board of trustees.
Mathew Wilson, joined the University of Akron two years ago. And, he says he decided to go for what is likely to be a very difficult job because he’s become sold on the potential of the U of A, and of the community. He sees both as vastly underrated.
DeMaria takes his oath as State Superintendent of Instruction. [photo: Michelle Faust/ ideastream]
Ohio State Superintendent of Instruction Paolo DeMaria started on the job two weeks ago, but he gave his first superintendent’s report to the Board of Education Monday, presenting his initial impressions and goals.
The new state superintendent says Ohio schools have plenty of room for improvement: in things like math and reading scores, graduation rates, and inequities in the school system .
DeMaria says he wants to examine schools that are overcoming challenges, like poverty.
One of the proposed education bills sitting in the Ohio General Assembly deals with truancy. And although lawmakers are on break through the November elections, a top senator has at least one change in mind.
The truancy bill creates several provisions to help a child who is consistently absent, which includes intervention teams that can help that child avoid the court system.
Danica Juillerat says she's shocked by the impact of drugs on the brain. [photo: Kevin Niedermier/ wksu]
The latest Ohio Department of Health figures show more than 2,500 Ohioans died of heroin or fentanyl overdoses in 2014. And those number are rising. Exasperated health and law enforcement officials say they cannot arrest or treat Ohio out of this growing crisis. Many believe one of the most viable ways to stem the epidemic is with comprehensive, consistent education in kindergarten through 12th grade.
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