Stories tagged with: Education

February 24, 2014 - 5:55pm
19 weeks 5 days ago

Choosing which college to attend can be difficult for students, but one local program aims to make the transition as simple as possible.

Students from 6th grade all the way to their senior year are encouraged attend the annual Muskingum County Community Foundation's College Night. Local educators, students and counselors are working together to give visitor's insight on attending higher education.

"Anything from financial aid, well have financial aid representatives from the...

September 4, 2013 - 5:33pm
44 weeks 3 days ago

What started out as an alternative high school for suspension, has grown to serve kids and young adults of all ages and grades.

Foxfire Schools just started their 15th school year. The school, which is housed in the former Maysville High School, has grown from 9 students, to an elementary, middle and high school. The school has been so successful, it's actually being used as a model school for alternative schools across the country.

"We've been fortunate to have a lot of...

October 25, 2012 - 10:49am
1 year 37 weeks ago

The United Way recently set goals for the community in order to create a financially stable, healthy and educated community.

Through it's community matters survey the United Way has created four pillars that they believe can create a more stable community. It includes income, education and health.

For the first time the organization is setting goals for the programs it funds. The programs will report to the United Way how the money being used with in their organizations helps...

April 11, 2011 - 5:25pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

Some area high school students are learning the hard reality of drinking and driving.

As a part of the "Street Smart" program sponsored by Matesich Distributions, two certified paramedics came to Zanesville High School Monday morning to talk to juniors and seniors about the dangers of underage drinking, drinking and driving, illegal drug use, and not wearing a seatbelt.

"I think it shows them the severity of it also I watched it at another high school and just the...

October 27, 2010 - 5:28pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

From the college classroom to Dresden Elementary School, a special guest spoke with elementary students.

Children's book author and illustrator, New York Times Best Seller, and college professor, Michael Garland, spoke with Dresden Elementary students about the importance of reading by telling his own story.

"The day they passed out the crayons and colored pencils and art paper in school that was my day to shine. That was my special day that was the one thing I did...

October 24, 2010 - 6:53pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

If a kid should choose to bully, the consequences can be harsh, and with good reason. We spoke with local law enforcement officials who want kids to understand that making that choice to hurt others can come back and affect their own futures.

Phoebe Prince is just one name in a list of constantly-bullied teens who have gone on to take their own lives. Those responsible for the bullying leading up to her death have been held accountable and a series of bullying-related suicides have...

October 20, 2010 - 12:28pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

While technology can enhance the classroom, it can also provide problems among students in the form of bullying. We found out how schools are handling and working to prevent bullying.

"This is a different age and a lot of the issues we're addressing with bullying are new to us," says Philo High School principal, Troy Dawson.

Bullying has taken on a new form. It can be done without making physical contact with another person. It's known as cyber bullying.

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October 13, 2010 - 5:05pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

Governor Ted Strickland stopped in Zanesville Wednesday. He spoke with small business owners, local government officials and school administrators.

The governor who is up for re-election met at the Muskingum County Business Incubator to speak about the importance of investing in educating Ohio. He spoke about the Evidence-Based-Model which is opposed by his opponent, John Kasich.

"We have invested heavily in K through 12 education, passed an evidence-based model and we...

October 11, 2010 - 6:22pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

Today's kindergartners are learning at a faster pace, and have teachers who make learning fun. WHIZ went back to kindergarten to see what kindergartners are learning.

For kindergartners these days it's not just about the ABC's.

"We read, write, math, social studies," says kindergarten teacher Connie Still.

Ohio's educational standards require schools to put academics at the forefront, and it begins at the lowest levels.

"When I went to...

October 3, 2010 - 9:19pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

From athletics, to music, the high school experience is about more than just academics. 

"I encourage every kid to join some sort of activity," says Trevor Scott, Tri-Valley High School football player. 

Extra-curricular activities provide an outlet for students that teaches them lessons that they may not learn in the classroom. 

Students who take part in activities agree that their involvement keeps them on-track academically. 

"It...

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