From the daily archives: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Were you able to follow Scott Scarborough’s recent State of the University address?

That was quite a performance by the University of Akron President, using his time to counter his critics who have cast him as the bull in the China shop. It went on for nearly 90 minutes with a dizzying barrage of PowerPoint figures, a new video of a supportive LeBron James, historical readings (!), warm greetings to politicians among the swollen audience of hundreds in E. J. Thomas Hall, cherry-picked quotes from projections by experts on the fate of universities, and a requisite introduction of his wife.

E,J, Thomas Hall, for Heaven’s […]

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It may be too late for federal education regulators to recall the grant from last week of $71 million that went to Ohio for charter schools. The issue going forward for two of Ohio’s congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Congressman Tim Ryan, is all about increasing accountability, transparency and community involvement in charter schools while helping to ensure a high-quality education for every child.

Sen. Brown was joined in a call to reporters on Wednesday by Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) to discuss their bicameral legislation that would bring new standards of performance for nearly 400 taxpayer-funded charter […]

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