education

Adjusting curriculum for kids in poverty

Mar 25, 2015
Mark Urycki / StateImpact Ohio

In January, an analysis of federal data found that for the first time in at least 50 years more than half of the public school children in America are living in poverty. In Ohio, the number is only 39 percent, but it still concerns school officials here who know that poor kids come to school carrying extra burdens. In recent years education officials have been looking to brain research for answers.

Legislators listening to concerns about time spent on standardized tests

Mar 5, 2015
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

If you talk to a school student, a teacher or a parent these days, you are likely to hear one complaint loud and clear: there is too much testing under new federal education standards. Lawmakers are also hearing that message. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on what they are doing about it.

Provided / Mount St. Joseph University

Mount St. Joseph University is searching for a new leader. President Tony Aretz announced his resignation Tuesday. He'll officially step down at the end of the academic year.

In a statement Aretz writes, "I have been able to complete many of the goals I had when arriving at the Mount and throughout the rest of my career, will reflect upon the many accomplishments we achieved with great pride.”

The university says the move is Aretz' decision and he plans to explore other opportunities.

  The ever-increasing volume of information produced each day that touches virtually every aspect of our lives demands a continued supply of trained professionals to properly manage how that information is processed, stored, distributed and protected. A recent survey showed information technology hiring will increase up to 26% this year.

Boys and Girls Clubs

Jan 30, 2015

Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut who believed that boys needed a positive alternative to roaming the streets. Since then the organization has expanded, with clubs across the country providing a safe place for kids to learn, grow, and reach their full potential. Here to talk about the mission and some of the programs offered locally are Michelle Seither, Operations director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Chester/Liberty, and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati Director of Operations Bill Bresser

  Union Institute & University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the school began in 1964 when ten college presidents met to form a consortium, The Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education. The university pioneered many of the concepts now common in higher education, including distance education, individualized self-paced programs, and an abiding commitment to adults seeking transformative education.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A little known building on Northern Kentucky University's campus is getting a major upgrade... but most people barely know the building exists at all.

Sitting atop a hill across from the school library, next to the honor's building, is a small log cabin. When you talk to students, however, almost no one know what the cabin is or where it came from.

Brian Hackett knows the building's secrets. He's the director of NKU's Public History Program.

The nation's oldest historically black private university has a new board chairman. Wilberforce University near Dayton is tapping Mark Wilson to lead its Board of Trustees.

Wilson is the CEO of eVerifile.

John Miller will take over as vice chairman. He's currently the president and CEO of Denny's.

Wilberforce is in the process of hiring a new university president. A spokesperson says the search is ongoing.

Kentucky Housing Corporation

  Scholar House is a housing and education initiative in Kentucky that enables the head-of-household to reach self-sufficiency based on a comprehensive, two-generation approach. The housing and education components are operated as one unit, with housing dependent on a client’'s successful participation in the education component. This model program for breaking the cycle of poverty, already making a difference in five other communities in the state, will soon be available for eligible single parents in Northern Kentucky.

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