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Suburban Youngstown District Says Open Enrollment Creates Segregation

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Of the 600-plus public school districts in Ohio, more than three-quarters have open enrollment policies. That means they accept and educate students who live outside of their district boundaries. Open enrollment was implemented by state lawmakers nearly 30 years ago to increase options for parents and students, an early example of school choice, but for… Read More

Ohio BOE Delays Resolution To Alter State Report Cards

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Ohio Board of Education members will wait until the fall to consider a resolution that proposes some drastic changes to the state report cards for schools and school districts, but a delay on the resolution doesn’t mean the end of discussions about potential modifications. The resolution before board members Tuesday recommended scrapping the A to… Read More

CDC: Illicit Drug Use Down Among High School Students, But Still A Concern

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The national Centers for Disease Control said illicit drug use is down among the nation’s high school students, but drug use is still a concern based on findings in its latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The CDC asked U.S. high school students if they’ve participated in activities that may negatively impact their well-being. When it… Read More

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Report: Employers Hiring Fewer College Graduates in 2018

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Across Ohio, colleges and universities are celebrating their spring commencements this month, with some like Ohio State University celebrating the largest graduating classes in their history, but a report from the non-profit National Association of Colleges and Employers shows both private and public sector employers expect to hire fewer graduates this year. “The employers said… Read More

Ohio Colleges, Universities Pledge To Protect Protesting Students’ Admissions

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At least 14 Ohio colleges and universities have joined with more than 200 of their counterparts nationally, vowing to defend the admissions of students who are disciplined for participating in peaceful protests. High school walkouts started across the country after 17 teachers and students were killed during a Valentine’s Day shooting at their Florida high… Read More