StateImpact Ohio

Kasich Talks Virtue in Harvard Commencement Address

15 hours ago
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OHIO GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Gov. John Kasich didn’t offer words of advice during his commencement address at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Wednesday, but instead told graduates not to count on people like him to make change.

The crowd of graduates and their families welcomed Gov. John Kasich to Cambridge with loud applause after, during his introduction, it was noted that the former Republican presidential candidate did not vote for Pres. Donald Trump.

A photo of a graduaton cap.
WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

A new national survey shows college students graduating with the class of 2018 could have a more difficult time finding a job than other recent graduates. 

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.

Ohio’s College Credit Plus Gets More Restrictive

Apr 12, 2018
photo of A classroom at Cleveland's John Hay High School.
ASHTON MARRA / IDEASTREAM

Ohio high school students who want to take college courses on the state’s dime will have some additional restrictions to consider starting with the summer term.

Friday is the deadline for students at Ohio private schools or homeschoolers to apply for the state’s College Credit Plus program. Public school students faced an April 1 application deadline.

The program allows high school students to work on college degrees before they receive their diploma.

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PEXELS

A national review of high school graduation requirements shows Ohio is providing students with a well-rounded education, but not necessarily at the quality researchers say is needed to succeed in a state college or career. 

 

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ASHTON MARRA / WCPN

The new head of Lorain schools says he’ll restructure the high school experience in his district and offer universal pre-K by next school year. StateImpact Ohio’s Ashton Marra reports the district claims it can recover without increasing spending.

Thursday night, Lorain City Schools CEO David Hardy detailed the changes that are part of his five initiatives to turn around the struggling school district.

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