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Here’s who donated the most money to Ohio State this year (countdown)

Ohio State University saw a record-breaking $601 million in donations in its last fiscal year. The gifts ranged from donations for education, medicine and research, athletics and scholarships. Nearly 270,000 donors, the majority of whom are Ohio Stat...

By | 2018-12-09T14:09:37+00:00 December 9th, 2018|Education|

The state’s top 100 highest-scoring schools on 3rd-grade PSSA exams

Do you know how public school district students statewide performed on the most recent Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams, given to students in grades three through eight? The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the resu...

By | 2018-12-08T17:46:14+00:00 December 8th, 2018|Education|

(Countdown) The best Dayton-area places to raise a family

If you have a family, or come from a family or just know a family — you know a big concern is where to plunk that family down for years to come. You want the best neighborhood you can afford, but there are more factors than just housing costs to sift t...

By | 2018-12-08T17:01:09+00:00 December 8th, 2018|Education|

University of Wisconsin System board backs 3% pay plan increases

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents this week backed a plan that would provide pay increases to UW System employees.  The Regents unanimously supported the proposal, which gives employees a 3 percent pay plan increase for each of two fiscal y...

By | 2018-12-07T17:16:07+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Education|

Capital Gains: See who’s donating to UT business school, sponsoring bowl games & staging photo ops with the mayor

In this week's Capital Gains column of news tidbits: McCombs School of Business renames business honors program after financier's big donation; VRBO sponsors Florida's Citrus Bowl; Austin's mayoral championship belt changes hands.

By | 2018-12-06T22:42:52+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Education|

3% GDP growth rate not sustainable, economists say

The U.S. economy may have seen robust growth recently, but with the nation experiencing full employment, a quarterly growth rate of 3 percent is not sustainable, according to the latest quarterly forecast by economists at UCLA Anderson School of Manage...

By | 2018-12-05T22:33:46+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Education|

Johns Hopkins alum’s fund gives 4 undergrad ventures resources to grow

Four ventures led by Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students will receive $10,000 and mentorship as the newest selected members of an alumnus-sponsored entrepreneurship fund. The O'Connor fund was founded five years ago by Ralph O’Connor, a Jo...

By | 2018-12-05T20:08:49+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Education|

University of Hawaii researchers develop vaccine candidate for Zika virus

Researchers at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine said they successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus. The researchers said they have demonstrated that the vaccine is effective in protecting both mice and mon...

By | 2018-12-04T23:03:17+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Education|