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Saturday, December 20, 2014

States tackle question of how to boost college completion rates for low-income students

The Christian Science Monitor – Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

“New report shows how states like North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida are creating ‘structured pathways’ to help community college students make it through a system where most fail to graduate.”(more)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Report on Ohio charter schools provides insights into what works and what doesn’t

The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Maureen Downey

“The Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University — the nation’s leading evaluator of charter schools – released an updated report on the performance of Ohio charter schools. Ohio has broad laws on who can authorize a charter school, generating nearly 400 charters serving 120,000 students. So, the state provides a good vantage point to see what works and what doesn’t.”(more)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Personal View: Early childhood education is smart choice as high-priority policy item

Crain’s Cleveland Business – PAUL CLARK and BARRY DOGGETT

“The poll found that 80% of voters ranked “making sure children get a strong start in life so they will perform better in school” as a high priority for government policy. In fact, in ranking the most urgent needs for action, voters put ensuring a strong start for children well ahead of reducing the tax burden on families, and just below the need for increasing job growth.”(more)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Big Ten and the Next Big Thing

Inside Higher ED – Paul Fain

“Competency-based education is going upmarket. Three brand-name, Big Ten-affiliated institutions are now offering degrees in this emerging form of higher education.” (more)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Put young kids first to improve our education system

Cincinnati.com – Brent Cooper

“Four years ago the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region created a set of “Bold Goals” for education, income and health to be achieved by the year 2020. The collective vision has now been endorsed by more than 250 of our region’s leading business, civic, education, government, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations.” (more)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ohio Governor John Kasich Voices Support for Common Core

Education News – Kristin DeCarr

“Ohio Governor John Kasich announced earlier this week that he is firmly in support of the national Common Core standards.” (more)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

​​Making STEM education rock

Dayton Daily News – Lisa Knodel

“Students recently performed an end-of-year concert for their families, friends and school staff on electric guitars built by their own hands earlier that week. The weeklong program offered through Sinclair Community College used the guitar-building process as a vehicle to get students engaged in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM).” (more)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Businesses get involved in education

Cincinnati.com – Jessica Brown

“Today’s education buzzwords – “preschool,” “Common Core,” “STEM,” “college/career readiness” – have become part of the vocabulary of education conversations everywhere from the White House to local classrooms. Even around some dining room tables.”(more)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Spring Allergies: 8 Top Ways to Help Your Child

Health Hub – Staff Writer

“Is your child suddenly sneezy? Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatric allergist Brian Schroer, MD, provides a tutorial on spring allergies in kids.”(more)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Childhood diseases making a comeback

WKYC – Monica Robins

“Doctors aren’t really surprised to see outbreaks of childhood diseases that we have vaccinations for.”(more)