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Talawanda High School is dropping its controversial mascot. In a close decision, the Oxford school's board voted Monday night to change the district's mascot from the "Braves" to just the "Brave."

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Kentucky has one of the highest graduation rates in the nation, with nearly 90 percent of seniors receiving their diplomas each year. But according to Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis, not all of Kentucky's students are graduating prepared. Only 65 percent of 2017 graduates met standards preparing them for college or a career.

Ohio Graduation Requirements Still Up For Debate

Nov 19, 2018
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The Ohio state legislature is considering whether to extend temporary graduation requirements for this year's junior and senior classes. These "alternative pathways" to graduation, which were offered to the class of 2018, let students avoid test score requirements to graduate by meeting other markers including grades, career training and community service.

The state has a lot of work to do to meet its self-imposed goal of 65 percent of working-age adults holding college degrees or industry certificates by 2025. That’s the conclusion of an analysis of the state’s school report cards by a pro-charter school group.

Kent State University President Beverly Warren announced Tuesday that she will leave her position as president July 1, 2019.

'Serial' Inspires New Cleveland State Law School Course

Oct 22, 2018

Local law students are getting a new insight into the Cuyahoga County justice system thanks to the latest season of Serial. A new Cleveland State University law school course will focus on the popular podcast.

Educator Robin Stevens Payes has created a media company called Edge of Yesterday to help encourage more interest in STEM/STEAM education among tweens/teens. 

The University of Akron and Stark State College have announced a partnership to allow students to proceed from a 2-year program to a 4-year degree with much greater ease.

The Kentucky Board of Education has signed off on new graduation requirements for high school students. 

Under the new standards, 10th grade students would have to pass foundation exams in reading and math in order to receive a diploma.  They could take the tests multiple times, but if they still can’t pass, they could appeal to their local superintendent.

Students would also have to meet benchmark test scores or prove career readiness by earning industry certification or completing an apprenticeship.

Despite some education groups, including the Kentucky Education Association, wanting the vote postponed, the Board of Education gave preliminary approval to the new requirements during a meeting in Frankfort on Wednesday. 

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Traditional gender categorizations are deeply embedded in Jewish culture and Jewish conceptions of masculinity have made a profound impact on wider culture.

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Unemployment is the lowest it's been in more than a decade, yet approximately 65 million Americans are in low-paid service jobs.

Kentucky has 134,000 open jobs and that number is expected to increase. The state’s Labor Cabinet and Education and Workforce Development Cabinet have been turning to apprenticeships to bridge the gap between skilled jobs and workers.

Education and Workforce Development Secretary Derrick Ramsey said in order to fill those jobs; all hands have to be on deck. He said that means apprenticeship programs for students, encouraging people leaving the military to stay in Kentucky, and giving the incarcerated population a second chance.

Universities throughout Ohio are reporting crime statistics on their campuses as part of the Clery Act – a law that requires colleges that receive federal funding to make known crime statistics for the past three years. But State Auditor Dave Yost says he thinks the process for doing this needs to be improved. 

Nearly 100 people gathered at Dayton Boys Prep Academy Tuesday to learn more about the latest efforts to turn around Dayton Public Schools. The district, which received an overall grade of “F” on this year’s state report card, is trying to avoid state takeover next year.

This is the second of a two-part story on the aftermath of ECOT's closure. Read part one here.

Beth Day, assistant principal of Washington High School, watches as students change classes in the main hallway. It’s a far cry from her nine years at the digital school ECOT.

This is the first of a two-part story on the aftermath of ECOT's closure. Read part two here.

In the lower level of her Canal Winchester home, Anna Aquino helps her children with their school lessons. Her older daughter, 17-year-old Isabella is back in traditional school at Canal Winchester High, while Aquino homeschools her younger daughter, Trinity, who's in 7th grade.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments over the state’s new pension law on Thursday, months after teachers and other government workers descended on Frankfort to protest changes to retirement benefits.

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A Cincinnati company is pitching colleges and universities nationwide with a way to keep track of their students. It involves a long-range Bluetooth beacon and a downloadable app.

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center Looks Ahead

Sep 12, 2018
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The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) has moved out after a decade at the corner of McAlpin and Clifton avenues. The historic building, which once housed Clifton School, will be the future home of the new Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS).

Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine wants to reduce the amount of standardized testing in Ohio. That’s one of several goals DeWine laid out in his new education plan. 

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