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Ohio is one of six states chosen for a program to increase the upward mobility of adult learners. The goal of the "Educate for Opportunity" project is to train workers for technical and other jobs that are in high demand. 

Ohio’s College Credit Plus Gets More Restrictive

Apr 12, 2018
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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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The Ohio Board of Education has approved a resolution against an Ohio House bill that would place most of the board’s responsibilities under a new entity in the governor’s office.

The state Board of Education voted in favor of a resolution saying they strongly oppose H.B.  512.

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The Ohio Statehouse was packed with people to testify against a proposed overhaul of the education system. The plan would hand the reins of the education department over to the governor. The latest committee hearing attracted opponents from several directions.

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The Ohio Department of Higher Education predicts nearly two-thirds of the jobs available in the state by 2020 will require post-secondary education, whether that’s a college degree or an industry credential. The statistic is at least part of the reason Gov. John Kasich has pushed programs he says will create a more educated workforce, including one that’s increasing tensions between Ohio community colleges and their larger university counterparts. StateImpact Ohio’s Ashton Marra reports.

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At one point, four-in-ten incoming freshmen on Ohio’s public colleges and university campuses needed refresher courses on things they should have learned in high school. That number is falling, but officials are still concerned about the number of kids needing remedial work – which can be costly.

Higher Education Chancellor John Carey has been on the job since 2013, and says back then the state was spending about $140 million on remedial courses for a big percentage of students.

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Stark State Technical College

Stark State College is getting a half a million dollars from the Ohio Department of Higher Education to expand its advanced oil and gas technology training programs. 

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The University of Akron has approved plans to bring back the school’s theater arts degree.

The program was suspended two years ago due to low enrollment.

James Slowiak, a theater professor at the university, helped create the plans for the new program.

He says while theater classes are still offered, bringing the full degree back is important to build the theater program as a whole.

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Higher ed officials are pushing for stronger partnerships among colleges and universities to make costs more affordable for students.

A proposed bill would encourage public universities to team up with community colleges for what are known as 3+1 programs. That’s when a student goes to a community college for three years, then transfers to the four-year institution to finish a degree.