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Matt Grigsby credits his associate of science degree in automation and control technology from Sinclair Community College for giving him the skills he needs to work as an automation control project engineer at All-Service Plastic Molding in Dayton. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Two-year degrees can offer high-pay rewards

Students who chose a two-year associates degree over a more lengthy and expensive college commitment are being rewarded in some cases with higher paying jobs at graduation. About one in three associates degree graduates make more than their peers with bachelor’s degrees, according to a 2013 study by Georgetown University’s ...

U.S. News and World Report released its list of the 200 best college and universities in the United States and nine Ohio institutions made the list. Out of the nine Ohio universities  listed, two are in the Miami Valley. Here are the nine top institutions of higher learning in Ohio according to the rankings.

The top 9 universities in Ohio


University sends 450 mistaken acceptance brochures

More than 450 students received acceptance brochures to Texas State University last month only to be told it was a mistake. University spokesman Jayme Blaschke said that on March 27, an outside vendor accidentally mailed acceptance brochures to hundreds of students with incomplete admissions applications. Some of those students have ...

Teacher returns to job after video shows her dragging boy down hallway

A teacher is back on the job after dragging a 6-year-old boy down a school hallway in Kentucky. Surveillance video shows teacher Ashley Silas dragging the first grader to the principal’s office. Silas said the boy refused to walk on his own after being disruptive and threatening another student. Silas ...

APS cheating scandal as the AJC reported it

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's investigative reporters broke the story about widespread cheating on tests in Atlanta Public Schools in December, 2008, and we've continued digging ever since.

Tips on choosing a college from financial aid experts

Need help finding the right school that fits your budget? Here are some tips. Apply to at least one financial safety school. This is a school that will not only admit you, but that you could afford without any financial aid. — Mark Kantrowitz, national financial aid expert   Look at ...

Kasich’s proposed funding model provides more help for districts in lower-income parts of the state where property values don’t generate much local revenue. Barb Mattei-Smith, Kasich’s assistant policy director for education, said a 20-mill levy in the state’s poorest district only generates $900 per pupil but the same 20-mill levy generates $1,400 per pupil in the state’s wealthiest district.

Kasich's plan gives more money to schools

Gov. John Kasich’s school funding plan tackles growing disparity between poor and wealthy school districts and allows Ohio students living in poverty to attend private schools with state dollars, while boosting overall state funding for public schools. Kasich rolled out his school funding formula and other education policies Thursday to ...

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Hamilton's Robbie Parker, top, defeats Fairfield's Logan Kolas in the 285 lb. weight class to be the only Hamilton wrestler to defeat a Fairfield wrestler during their State Duals Wrestling meet at Fairfield Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

Fairfield duel wrestling meet

High School Sports results

BOYS BASKETBALL Saturday’s Results Carlisle 70, TC North 45 Cin. Christian 77, Miami Valley Chr. 60 Dayton Christian 66, Badin 52 Hamilton 48, Milford 35 Little Miami 41, Edgewood 33 Madison 65, Midd. Christian 37 Northwest 64, Talawanda 58 Ross 65, Mt. Healthy 59 Winton Woods 75, Middletown 61   ...

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Middletown guard Denarius Dean tries to drive past Winton Woods guard Devon Goodson during their game at Wade E. Miller Gym in Middletown Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

Middies vs Winton Woods

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