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Four Capital University Students Robbed At Gunpoint On Campus

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Four Capital University students were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning on campus.
12:47PM
February
24, 2015

Four Capital University students were robbed at gunpoint this morning on the Bexley campus.

Testing Days For Ohio Schools Extended Due To Winter Weather

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Testing days for Ohio schools extended due to harsh weather.
9:37AM
February
24, 2015

Ohio education officials say school districts can have additional time to complete standardized testing due to bad winter weather.

Schools Cancel, Delay Classes As Temperatures Plummet

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It was the coldest February 24 ever in Columbus, as temperatures dipped to -10 degrees early Tuesday.
7:38AM
February
24, 2015

After bitter cold on Monday, temperatures plummeted even more overnight. In the northern Union County village of Richwood, the National Weather Service reported an overnight low of -18 degrees.

Ohio Students First To Take New Common Core Tests

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The Common Core standards, which arose from the federal No Child Left Behind law, have been adopted in more than 40 states and spell out what reading and math skills students should master in each grade.
9:04AM
February
17, 2015

New standardized tests based on the national Common Core standards are being introduced in U.S. schools. The first students to take them are in Ohio beginning today.

Increase In Liquid Nicotine Poisoning Drives Childproofing Bill

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E-cigarettes use containers of liquid nicotine, and some are easy to open, often with screw-on caps.
7:30AM
February
16, 2015

As electronic cigarettes become more popular, the number of medical emergencies involving their liquid nicotine refills has increased dramatically. That’s sparked a bipartisan effort to crack down on the products.

Students Get Instructions On How To Deal With Police

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The 100 members of the city's anti-violence youth group, the Peacemakers, will be distributing cards outlining the rules of engagement between police and the public.
9:00AM
February
12, 2015

As of next week, every middle and high school student in Akron will be getting a two-sided card telling them how to deal with police. It’s a partnership between city police and an anti-violence youth group.

Ohio House: No New Tests To Decide Which Students Move On

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The bill also prohibits using the results of new state math and English assessments to make course credit decisions.
8:13AM
February
12, 2015

The Ohio House has unanimously passed a bill that bars schools from using the results of new proficiency tests being rolled out this school year to determine a student’s advancement to the next grade level.

Ohio Governor Creates Task ForceTo Examine College Costs

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has called for a panel to look into ways to cut college tuition costs and improve efficiency.
1:41PM
February
10, 2015

A new state task force will examine how Ohio’s public colleges and universities can hold down costs and be more efficient.

Education Leaders Question Governor’s School Funding Proposal

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich say his administration wants to send more money to lower-income school districts.
8:28AM
February
9, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he wants to increase funding to lower-income schools and cut funding to more-affluent districts, but some education leaders say that’s now how his proposal necessarily plays out.

Hearing Reset In Fired Ohio State Band Director Lawsuit

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A court decision on Ohio State's request to toss out a lawsuit brought by fired Marching Band Director Jon Waters has been delayed.
1:25PM
February
6, 2015

A federal judge has rescheduled a hearing to weigh Ohio State University’s request that a civil rights lawsuit by the school’s fired ex-marching band director be tossed.