State Impact

ASHTON MARRA / STATE IMPACT OHIO

Teachers’ groups across the country say DACA -- the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program— and its legislative future, are an education issue.

State Impact Ohio’s Ashton Marra reports that teachers’ unions and education organizations will gather on Capitol Hill this week to push lawmakers to take action before time runs out for undocumented students and teachers in classrooms across the country.

Tiana Gilbert is a 25-year-old English language arts teacher at c on Cincinnati’s west side.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Graduates of Kent State University finished their degrees with more student loan debt than at any other public institution in Ohio last year. That’s according to a national study of debt from a non-profit research group that focuses on higher education.

The report from the Institute for College Access and Success shows 64 percent of Ohio undergrads completed their bachelor’s with some kind of student debt in 2016. At Kent State, 76 percent of graduates had student loans, which averaged more than $33,000.

Oberlin Plans Buyouts

Jun 25, 2016
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A Northeast Ohio college has a plan to slow the increase in its tuition.  It includes the voluntary buyouts of more than 300 faculty and staff. 

Oberlin College expects savings of about 3 million dollars per year depending on how many employees opt to retire.

Marvin Krislov, the president at Oberlin, says "it allows us to think about our resources and to do it in a way that honors our employees but also allows us more flexibility."