Education

In Toledo, Historic High Schools Shaped a Generation

Change is a hallmark of Toledo’s history. The city experienced a population influx during the late 1800s, then a gradual brain drain. It housed...

How Illinois Librarians Are Waging War on Literary Censorship

“Of Mice and Men,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Catcher in the Rye.” They have more in common than being household classics of American...

“Who Are Schools Designed For?”: A Look at East African Elementary in St. Paul

Housed at what was previously known as the Jackson Elementary School, East African Elementary Magnet School will teach kindergarten through fifth grade and specialize...

Can Ohio Turn the Tables on “Brain Drain”?

“Brain drain.” If you live in the Rust Belt, you’ve probably heard the phrase used to describe the economic woes of your city or...

Inside Ohio’s College Enrollment Decline

Over the past decade, college enrollment nationwide has been on a decline and, according to Inside Higher Education, this decline has been more severe among colleges in the Midwest and Northeast. Public institutions rely on tuition and state funding associated with student enrollment to maintain their operational budgets, so dropping enrollment numbers spell trouble for the future of higher education.

The Rise of Teacher Turnover in Detroit’s Charter Schools

Michigan currently has the highest number of for-profit charter schools in the country, and the metro Detroit area, which includes Wayne, Oakland and Macomb...

Perspectives on a Post-pandemic Higher Education System

Rapid global and societal shifts have forced higher education institutions to adapt and address existing issues that otherwise may have dragged on in ongoing...

Nine Miles: Disciplinary Action Across Racial Lines in Northwest Indiana

Merrillville High School and Crown Point High School sit nine miles apart from one another in Lake County, Indiana. Both serving a student population...

Zoom University: The Complexities of Student Life in a Pandemic

Whether on campus or at home, college students have embarked on an unusual academic year during the pandemic. From on-campus outbreaks to spending entire...

65 Years Later: Racial Divides in Northwest Ohio School Districts

Legal segregation may seem a bygone era—a chapter in U.S. history textbooks. But systemic racism persists today, including in the very institutions teaching that history: schools. We take a look at data from school districts in Northwest Ohio to see how our region measures up.

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