higher education

‘What century are we in?’ Biden asks of University of Idaho ban on abortion counseling

BY: - October 5, 2022

The federal law prohibiting sex discrimination also bars colleges and universities from denying counseling and other services to abortion patients and contraception to all students — even in states where abortion is now severely restricted, the U.S. Education Department said Tuesday. The guidance, which clarifies the longstanding rules for federal Title IX funding that virtually all […]

District 10: Ohio’s Board of Education candidates talk funding

BY: - September 12, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Three Northeast Ohioans are vying to represent District 10 in the State […]

U.S. education secretary urges boost in teacher pay, touts college debt relief

BY: - September 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — Amid K-12 teacher shortages, book bans and attacks over critical race theory, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona at a meeting with reporters on Wednesday stressed the need for higher salaries to attract prospective educators to the profession. Cardona also touted the Biden administration’s recent student debt relief announcement in late August. The White House said President Joe Biden […]

Experts say student debt measures positive, but Ohio’s higher ed system needs work

BY: - August 26, 2022

Higher education experts in Ohio say the student debt changes announced by President Joe Biden are targeted in the right direction, and should be a guidepost for the future. “Higher education is a public good and what benefits lower income people is going to benefit everybody,” said Piet van Lier, a senior researcher with Policy […]

New statewide dashboard shows schools struggle with college credit program

BY: - August 18, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A new report looks at who’s taking advantage of Ohio’s College […]

Higher ed loan program bill re-upped for Ohio legislature’s consideration

BY: - July 28, 2022

When the Ohio legislature comes back from its summer break, lawmakers will reconsider a loan program for higher education that includes loan forgiveness for students who stay in Ohio. House Bill 514 was introduced last December, but has since been re-referred twice to two different committees, landing in the Ways and Means Committee. The bill […]

COMMENTARY

How can rural Ohio build a tech workforce?

BY: - June 8, 2022

Last month, the Center on Rural Innovation released a report on the rural tech workforce in America. The report was designed well, combining original surveys of rural adults and employers with a broad labor market dataset and an extensive interview battery to draw insights into what America’s rural tech workforce looks like. What I found […]

Shawnee State professor settles case, won’t be required to use identified pronouns

BY: - April 21, 2022

A professor who sued an Ohio university over punishment for refusing to use a student’s pronouns will receive a six-figure settlement from the school. Shawnee State University said four years of litigation resulted in an “economic decision” to settle with philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether. “Over the course of this lawsuit, it became clear that the […]

Students, educators fight against bill that would prohibit teaching ‘controversial’ topics

BY: - March 11, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Students and educators across Ohio rallied Wednesday against the controversial house […]

Chasing the promise of equitable education: A Columbus Metropolitan Club forum

BY: - February 10, 2022

What does equitable education mean in America, today and tomorrow? The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosted a forum Wednesday afternoon exploring this topic, moderated by Ohio Capital Journal Editor-in-Chief David DeWitt. In a few generations, American students have gone from one-room schoolhouses to attempting to keep up with a global economy moving at the speed of […]

Lawmaker pitches tax breaks and financial aid to “GROW” Ohio

BY: - December 7, 2021

Ohio has ceded one of its congressional seats in the coming decade thanks to growth rates that haven’t kept pace with other states around the country. Rep. Jon Cross, R-Kenton, is making a stab at reversing that trend with legislation he’s calling the GROW Ohio Act which aims to attract and then retain college students. […]

University officials reportedly fear political retribution if they require COVID-19 vaccination

BY: - August 11, 2021

Earlier this month, when a federal judge upheld Indiana University’s requirement that students and staff members can be required by the school to be vaccinated for coronavirus this fall, there was an odd Ohio college link. It had to do with how this student vaccination issue had become more politically divisive than most have ever […]