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A Troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Will Get An Overhaul

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A troubled student debt relief program for teachers, police officers and other public service workers will soon get the makeover that borrowers have been demanding. Next week, according to a source familiar with the plans but who is not authorized to discuss them publicly, the U.S. Department of Education will unveil… Read More

Cory and Shari Foltz, parents of Stone Foltz, a BGSU student who died as a result of hazing, July 26, 2021

Public Colleges Have New Principles To Prevent Hazing On Campuses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio has a new law that stiffens penalties for people convicted of hazing at the state’s college campuses. Now, the public colleges themselves are taking actions to prevent hazing. The Inter-University Council, which represents Ohio’s public universities, has what it says is a zero-tolerance approach to hazing. It includes, among other things, automatic… Read More

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Free Speech Provisions In School Bill Draw Opposition From ACLU

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A bill in the state Legislature is looking to strengthen free speech protections at schools throughout Ohio. But it is opposed by one of the nation’s leading champions of free speech. The provisions are tucked into Senate Bill 135, a larger omnibus bill that deals with educational issues at both the… Read More

The University of Kentucky won’t yet require the COVID-19 vaccination this fall.

Vaccinate U? Contrary To Health Advice, Most Area Schools Won’t Mandate COVID Vaccine

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Roughly a million students attend college around the Ohio Valley, and the student-age population has an especially high rate of coronavirus infection. That’s why some public health advocates say schools should require that students be vaccinated. However, a review by the Ohio Valley ReSource found that of 400 colleges and universities in Kentucky, Ohio, and… Read More

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WATCH: Parents And Students Reevaluate College Costs Amid Virtual Learning

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — For higher education, the pandemic has forced major questions about affordability and cost into the spotlight. Both students and parents are hesitant to spend tens of thousands of dollars on classes taken via video, and many feel that the loss of on-campus life upends the college value proposition entirely. Scott Galloway,… Read More

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WATCH: Colleges And Universities Grapple With Decision To Return To Campus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — U.S. colleges and universities are scrambling to finalize their fall plans as coronavirus infections continue to rise significantly in much of the country. While some students, faculty and staff are looking forward to returning to campus, others are raising serious health and safety concerns. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reports on how schools… Read More

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DeWine Issues Guidance For Colleges, Universities; Mask Mandate Extended To 12 Counties

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The number of counties where masks are required in indoor business spaces and public places has gone up to 12, with one county falling off the initial list and five more being added. Masks will be required starting Friday at 6pm in Clermont, Wood, Lorain, Summit, Pickaway and Fairfield Counties…. Read More

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Ohio State Announces Plan To Resume In-Person Classes This Fall

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio State University will be returning to in-person classes for part of the fall semester, under a plan announced by university president Michael Drake on Wednesday. Ohio State will hold the first day of autumn classes on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and on-campus instruction will run through Wednesday, Nov. 25. After Thanksgiving break,… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

More Details Released on DeWine’s Cuts to Higher, K-12 Education

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Public universities and colleges will each see a 3.8 percent reduction in state funds and K-12 school funds will be reduced based on student population and poverty, according to new details regarding Gov. Mike DeWine’s announced $775 million in state budget cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Ohio Office of Budget… Read More

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Urbana University Closing Campus After Spring Semester, Citing Pandemic Difficulties

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URBANA, Ohio (WOSU) — Urbana University, a private college in Ohio, announced Tuesday that it will close its physical campus and move classes online after the spring semester ends. It will also stop enrolling students at the end of the semester. The university will transition its academic offerings to Franklin University in Columbus, citing operational difficulties caused by… Read More

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Ohio University Researchers Getting $3.2 Million to Improve Teacher Training

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Researchers at Ohio University will receive $3.2 million to study a new approach to professional development for teachers. The effort is meant to make teachers better equipped to meet the needs of students with emotional or behavioral issues. Researcher Julie Owens says teachers face a lot of stress in the classroom, which can make it difficult… Read More

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Proposal Offers High School Diploma with Associate Degree in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An education plan under development in West Virginia aims to have some students graduate with simultaneous degrees from high school and community college. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Kanawha County school system counseling and testing director Jon Duffy says the plan would allow students to attend a community college for free during… Read More

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Kentucky College Degrees Climbing While Enrollment Drops

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentucky college and university students receiving undergraduate degrees and certificates is continuing to climb, but preliminary enrollment figures are falling. The state Council on Postsecondary Education said Monday the continuing increase in degrees and credentials despite enrollment challenges indicates a strong commitment on Kentucky campuses to college completion…. Read More

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Data Center Lets Kentuckians Track Higher Education System

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Council on Postsecondary Education says the public launch of a comprehensive data center will enable Kentuckians to track progress in the state’s higher education system. Officials say the CPE data center features 17 interactive tools that track campus and state progress on key metrics. The information is available at http://cpe.ky.gov/data/ They… Read More