Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Ohio State University will soon begin a three-year-long change from quarters to semesters. University trustees signed off on the big job Friday.
Summer vacation is well underway for students in central Ohio, but many find themselves with reading assignments to complete before school begins in the fall.
Under the threat of legislation, some universities in Ohio are re-examining their policies on academic freedom and intellectual diversity. Conservative lawmakers across the country say students are subject to harassment by liberal professors. And states such as New York are considering legislation known as the ‘academic bill of rights.’ Legislative action in Ohio has stalled while the state’s universities undertake a voluntary review. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports
Academic performance among Ohio students continues to improve. That’s according to a statewide report card released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Education. Columbus schools superintendent Gene Harris used the occasion to tout her district’s improvements.