Education

Beatitude House Seeks Back-to-School Donations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As the homeless and disadvantaged children served by Beatitude House prepare for the upcoming school year, Beatitude House is asking for the help of the community. It is taking a collection for back-to-school supplies such as note cards and three-ring binders. Also on the list of needs are flash drives, book covers, […]

Audience Assails Kasich Plan to Reform City Schools

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For nearly three hours Monday afternoon, parents, teachers, former teachers, a retired principal, school board members (current and past), union officials, professors of education at Youngstown State University and graduates of city high schools condemned Gov. John R. Kasich’s plan to reorganize the administration of Youngstown public schools. The reorganization, as set […]

Humphries: New Rules, Reaction; ‘Renewed Optimism’

By Tom Humphries, CEO, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Students and their families in Youngstown have a better opportunity now than they did at any time in at least a dozen years. It was the 2003-04 academic year that Youngstown City Schools received its first F on the state report card. It has […]

University of Akron to Cut $40M in Costs, 215 Jobs

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron today announced it will cut expenses by $40 million over three years, eliminate 215 jobs and the school’s baseball program, and raise tuition. Scott L. Scarborough, UA president, said three-year spending and revenue plan addresses the university’s “significant financial challenges.” The $40 million expense reduction plan was drafted […]

Niles Schools Will Be Taken Off Fiscal Watch List

HOWLAND, Ohio – Since 2003, Niles City Schools have been on the state auditor’s fiscal watch list because the district has operated with a debt that at times was forecast to run as high as $2.9 million. But the school system will soon be removed from that list, superintendent Frank Danso announced Friday at the […]

Number of YSU Degrees Awarded Hits 31-Year High

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of degrees awarded by Youngstown State University hit a 31-year high this past academic year, the university conferring   2,270 degrees – including 1,682 baccalaureates “This noteworthy total is a reflection of the high enrollments that the university experienced a few years back and the hard work of our faculty […]

YWCA of Youngstown Offers STEAM Enrichment Camps

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YWCA is inviting youth in grades 4 through 6 to participate in a series of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) summer camps. One-week and one-day programs are available. “Stop Motion” will take place from 10 a.m. until noon each day from July 13 through 17. In this camp, children […]

YSU Named One of Top Online Schools in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study by Affordable Colleges Online ranks Youngstown State University as the 11th best online college in Ohio, YSU announced today. Among the criteria on which the rankings are based are the number of degrees offered, the ratio of undergraduate students to faculty, a university’s six-year graduation rate and the percentage of […]

D&E Counseling Tapped to Run Head Start Programs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The D&E Counseling Center, 711 Belmont Ave., has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to administer its Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Mahoning County. The executive director of D&E, Joe Shorokey, made the announcement Wednesday. Head Start is for children ages 3 to 5 […]

Leadership Mahoning Valley Extends Application Deadline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The deadline to apply for the Leadership Mahoning Valley class of 2015-2016 has been extended to Aug. 1, the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber announced Tuesday. This is the second time that the deadline, initially May 1, has been extended. The program offers participants with an overview of the Mahoning Valley, an increased understanding […]

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