More incarcerated Ohioans could be able to take college courses through Pell Grants

BY: - August 30, 2023

This is the first in a series of stories about education opportunities in Ohio’s prisons.  More incarcerated Ohioans could soon be eligible to take college classes while behind bars. Pell Grants for incarcerated students went into effect on July 1 — meaning an estimated 760,000 additional incarcerated people could be eligible for a Pell Grant […]

National institute gives Ohio low ranking on preschool programs

BY: - August 30, 2023

A national ranking of preschool education across the country showed low marks for Ohio’s readiness when it comes to early childhood education. The National Institute for Early Education Research’s starting the school year looking at preschool offerings in each state at ages three and four, and spending per child. The institute used enrollment program data […]

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New Ohio Black Student Equity report campus sheds lights on discrimination, campus policing

BY: - August 28, 2023

A little more than half of Black students, 54%, surveyed at Ohio universities, reported feeling discriminated against because of their race.  This is according to the new Ohio Black Student Equity Report from the Ohio Student Association, a statewide grassroots organization.  “Some had very negative experiences, or uncomfortable experiences or didn’t feel comfortable going to […]

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Here’s what to know about new federal policies for repaying student loans

BY: - August 23, 2023

WASHINGTON — Following the Supreme Court’s summer ruling against 40 million federal student loan borrowers who would have qualified for debt relief, the Biden administration crafted a year-long delay in repayments. The policy, known as an on-ramp, is set to begin next month. Additionally, hours after the Supreme Court’s decision, the Department of Education unveiled […]

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter, at right, leads an NU Board of Regents meeting on June 22, 2023, in Lincoln, Neb. (Zach Wendling/Nebraska Examiner)

Nebraska’s Ted Carter named next president at Ohio State

BY: - August 22, 2023

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — Barring a last-minute change of heart on either side, the University of Nebraska will need a new president soon. NU system President Ted Carter, the former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and a vice admiral, is expected to be named the next president at The Ohio State University in Columbus. UPDATE: […]

Former legislators join call to action on infant mortality in Ohio

BY: - August 21, 2023

Infant mortality continues to be an issue in Ohio, and two former legislators who worked to bring the problem to the forefront are urging the state to do more. Former Democratic state senator Charleta Tavares and former Republican senator Shannon Jones were a bipartisan duo who spent 2017 getting Senate Bill 332 through the General […]

Ohio universities issue new report of hazing incidents under Collin’s Law

BY: - August 16, 2023

Ohio State University resolved eight hazing incidents so far this year, according to the university’s latest Collin’s Law report.  Hazing became a felony in Ohio in 2021 when Gov. Mike DeWine signed Collin’s Law: Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Act into law. Previously, hazing was a fourth-degree misdemeanor.  The law is named after Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old Ohio […]

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Biden administration provides guidance on diversity in college admissions

BY: - August 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and Department of Education jointly released guidance on Monday to colleges and universities about how to consider race in admissions decisions, following the Supreme Court’s summer decision that struck down affirmative action in higher education. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, on a call with reporters, said higher education institutions can continue to participate in […]

Gov. DeWine highlights science of reading provisions in the new state budget

BY: - August 14, 2023

Students arranged red and blue letters to spell various words such as “lip,” “twin,” and “keys.”  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and first lady Fran DeWine observed about two dozen children, ages 3-6, spelling words at Columbus Montessori Education Center Thursday morning.  The schools aligns with the science of reading, which is based on decades of […]

Federal judge allows Ohio school policy on transgender bathroom use

BY: - August 8, 2023

A federal judge has ruled that an Ohio school district can go forward with a policy allowing trans students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. “Not every contentious debate, concerning matters of public importance, presents a cognizable federal lawsuit,” U.S. District Judge Michael J. Newman wrote in his decision. A group of […]

Ohio’s community colleges, technical schools and career centers will offer Intel-specific courses

BY: - August 1, 2023

Ohio’s community colleges, technical centers, local career centers and school districts will offer new programs and career pathways for students who want to work at Intel.  Silicon Valley semiconductor maker Intel made an initial $20 billion investment to build two new microchip factories in Licking County that is expected to create 3,000 jobs. Those jobs include […]

Period products will be available for free in Ohio schools

BY: - July 27, 2023

Girls will soon be able to access period products for free in Ohio school bathrooms.  The state’s new operating budget includes a $5 million appropriation for the current fiscal year to install dispensers that will provide free period products in schools that enroll girls in grades 6-12. The bill also allows schools to offer free […]