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The 9th annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium (AppO MaSTRS 9) will be hosted on October 6th from 8:30 am -3:00 pm in Morton Hall on Ohio University’s campus. This year’s theme is Initiating Critical Conversations About STEM Education. The event is for mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators,… Read More
New data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a rare bright spot amid the opioid crisis. Fewer high schoolers in the region appear to be using opioids in the past year. School officials in the Ohio Valley want to continue that trend with more school-based programs designed to help prevent… Read More
The “Family Day in the Woods” program is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 at Vinton Furnace State Forest. Held between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., families will enjoy a day of wagon rides, nature walks, wildfire prevention activities with Smokey the Bear and other activities. The program is free, though families are encouraged to RSVP… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — Members of the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office and school personnel are training to prevent the onset of substance use disorders by identifying and addressing at-risk personality traits closely associated with them. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn wanted a school-based prevention program to get ahead of the region’s addiction epidemic and came across… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Republicans in Congress prepare for a possible backlash this fall against President Donald Trump, their counterparts in the Kentucky legislature are grappling with a similar threat from the state’s teachers and public workers. This spring, thousands marched on the state Capitol in a protest that shuttered more than 30 school… Read More
The U.S. Education Department is going back to the drawing board on some basic rules of higher education.
Children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in the Ross County Historical Society’s 2018 Summer Children’s program titled “Becoming an Apprentice: Making a Living in Early Ohio.” Participants will travel back in time to when children learned trades under the guidance of master craftsmen. Children will engage in hands-on activities learning the historical trades of… Read More
Well-funded groups are spreading the word: Teachers no longer have to support the union that represents them.
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
Kids and grown-ups can both experience anxiety when it comes to math. One college professor has an assignment to help banish the dread.