Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Looking To Hire Six Tenure-Track Professors

26 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University is accepting applications for six tenure-track professorships for the 2022-2023 academic year. The new faculty will be hired as a cohort with a collective focus on supporting the university’s work to provide the most connected, innovative, and relevant education possible.

The new cohort will build on the success of last year’s group hire, which brought six new faculty to campus this fall – each focused on furthering OWU’s strategic areas of focus.

Both cohorts represent an important ongoing commitment to Ohio Wesleyan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan, launched in June 2020. The plan focuses on the areas of structure and policies, teaching and learning, recruiting and retaining students and employees, and campus climate. More…

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ECOT Argues School Board’s Say Isn’t Final In Ohio Supreme Court Repayment Lawsuit

4 Mar , 2021  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

Arguments about the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow have been going in multiple legal filings, and the latest debate is in the Ohio Supreme Court, who has been tasked with how to interpret the word “final.”

ECOT is fighting a decision by the Ohio Department of Education that said it owed about $80 million over two school years when it was found that enrollment numbers were inflated and the online school system was overfunded.

The Ohio Supreme Court listened to arguments Tuesday debating whether or not ECOT should be allowed to appeal the decision of the state DOE, in which they approved a report and recommendation which authorized the ODE to begin taking funding back from ECOT in order to recoup lost money. More…


History/Tourism, Schools

Interactive: See the Lands Sold to Fund Ohio’s Land “Grant” Universities

7 Aug , 2020  

Native Americans Demand More Recognition From Universities They Funded, Sometimes Unwillingly

By Caitlin Hunt

This story was funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join our free mailing list or text us at (216) 867-6327 as this helps us provide more public service reporting.

Growing up in Cleveland, Cherokee tribal member Nicole Doran said Chief Wahoo always made her uncomfortable. 

“I remember growing up and seeing this caricature of Native Americans that I knew wasn’t true,” Doran said. 

Later she earned a biology degree at the Ohio State University. Doran loved the campus and appreciated the opportunities given to her, but she was not happy about the lack of Native American acknowledgement on campus. Instead, she found the university took pride in their status as a “Land Grant” university. The school sits in the heart of Columbus, home to the best-selling Land Grant beer. More…

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DeWine Talks Back To School – Here’s What’s Coming This Fall

3 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

The Governor of Ohio began his Thursday COVID-19 briefing with a look ahead — specifically, at the 2020-2021 school year that grows closer each day.

DeWine took the opportunity to unveil newly released guidance for school districts as they make plans for the new school year, laying out both requirements and what DeWine referred to as “strong recommendations.”. The State of Ohio also issued the new “Reset and Restart Education Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts”to provide additional guidance (can be accessed below). More…

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Education Officials: Schools Need Consistency In Reopen

30 Jun , 2020  

By: Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

Officials and superintendents said local control is a good thing for Ohio school districts, but consistency and guidance from the state is necessary in a global pandemic.

Opponents and interested parties testified in a recent meeting of the Senate Education Committee regarding Senate Bill 320, which seeks to give full authority for school reopenings to the districts for the 2020-2021 school year.

The bill’s language excludes “other public officials” from determining a school’s readiness to reopen. That includes the Ohio Department of Health and the governor. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Mentoring Program Receives Grant For AmeriCorps Members

11 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

A local program which provides individualized, school-based mentoring for students in grades 5 through 12 has received funding through ServeOhio to support AmeriCorps members.

The AmeriCorps Mentors for Success, or AMS, is presented by the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, and operates in Franklin, Delaware, Union, and Ross Counties. Students impacted by the program are those struggling with attendance and social-emotional skills.

Mentors build confidence and a feeling of connectively to schools, which assist in overcoming those obstacles, according to the program website. More…

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Annual Ohio School Performance Awards Announced; Local Schools Recognized

11 Dec , 2019  

On Monday, the Ohio Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria recognized 63 districts, 436 schools and 12 Career-Technical Planning Districts for achieving high performance, outstanding progress and momentum for students across Ohio.

The recognition included one Delaware County school district and one school building: More…

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BWC Approves $6.6 Million for School Safety, Security; Local Schools Benefit

13 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has approved $6.6 million in grants since July 1 to improve school safety and security across Ohio.

Two of those grants have gone to Delaware County schools. More…

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Society, City Celebrate Legacy of Delaware Native EWB Curry

6 Oct , 2019  

The Delaware County Historical Society is joining the City of Delaware in commemorating the life of a native son.

On October 9, the City will unveil two honorary street signs which will commemorate the life and work of Elmer Washington Bryant Curry (1871-1930), who was the first African American teacher in Delaware and founder of the Curry Institute. More…

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Friend Of Public Education Award Given To Delaware County Public Servant

1 Oct , 2019  

Nearly 300 school board members, administrators, staff, students and guests from across central Ohio gathered in Columbus on September 25 for the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Central Region Fall Conference.

During the event, a Delaware County public servant was recognized for her service to education.

The region hosts two conferences a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The conference features updates from OSBA officers and staff and a number of awards and recognitions. More…

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