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Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2021
Great public schools provide a foundation of opportunity for children, their families, communities and the entire state. All children, regardless of ZIP code, race or family income deserve to be educated in fully and fairly funded schools. Yet for many years Ohio lawmakers have provided neither sufficient nor fair distribution of state support.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Financial Support
Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2021
Great public schools provide opportunity for children, their families, communities and the entire state. All children, regardless of ZIP code, race or family income deserve to be educated in a fully and fairly funded school. Yet for many years Ohio lawmakers have fallen short. Even as policymakers have required public schools to do more, they…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Financial Support
van Lier, Piet – Policy Matters Ohio, 2020
Education and training beyond high school matters, preparing students to contribute to their communities, allowing them to lead healthier and more productive lives, and strengthening the economy. In today's economy, higher education is increasingly important for those seeking jobs that pay a living wage. Unfortunately, many Ohio policies work…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, State Policy, Barriers, State Legislation
van Lier, Piet; Hopcroft, April – Policy Matters Ohio, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has emptied campuses and left many students facing an uncertain educational future. Particularly vulnerable are Black and Latinx students, who are significantly more likely than whites to report that they have canceled or changed their education plans during the pandemic. The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief &…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Pandemics
Policy Matters Ohio, 2020
In Ohio, the pandemic has forced students to pause their pursuit of a college degree or abandon their aspirations for higher education all together. The health crisis has accelerated a downward trend in enrollment in public higher education, at least for now, and thrown into sharp relief the barriers that prevent Black and brown students, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Pandemics, COVID-19, College Students
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2019
Ohio provides need-based aid through a program called the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG), which is essential to helping students from low-income backgrounds attend college. Unfortunately, OCOG excludes over 110,000 community college and regional campus students, who are more likely to come from low-income families. Because of OCOG policy,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Low Income Students, State Aid, Grants
van Lier, Piet – Policy Matters Ohio, 2019
One of the main ways that states provide opportunities to people and build a strong economy is by making education affordable to everyone. Ohio provides need-based aid to students pursuing postsecondary education through a program called the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG). This is essential to helping students from low-income backgrounds…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Financial Aid, Postsecondary Education, Grants
van Lier, Piet – Policy Matters Ohio, 2019
People who complete college or community college earn higher incomes, often much higher, than those with only a high school degree on average. They also have much lower rates of unemployment and are less likely to be in poverty. But Ohio policymakers aren't providing the funding higher education needs to reach that ambitious goal -- instead,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, State Policy, Educational Policy
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2018
Ohio has a world-class network of public colleges. However, the state lags behind the nation in college attainment. Recognizing that the state must improve these numbers, Ohio policymakers have committed to a goal of 65 percent college attainment by 2025. Despite the state's attainment goal, Ohio does not have a college promise program. The Ohio…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Grants, College Attendance, State Programs
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2018
Ohio has a world-class network of public colleges. However, the state lags behind the nation in college attainment. Recognizing that the state must improve these numbers, Ohio policymakers have committed to a goal of 65 percent college attainment by 2025. Despite the state's attainment goal, Ohio does not have a college promise program. The Ohio…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Grants, College Attendance, State Programs
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
Strong public schools are the backbone of strong communities. A good public school system can be a city's biggest draw. An underperforming public school often marks a city's decline. Public education is perhaps the most crucial investment government can make. Although most Ohioans are educated in public schools, since the 1990s state policymakers…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Public Schools, Public Education, Educational Finance
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
For many people in the United States, college paves the way to the middle class. Programs like Pell Grants and government backed loans help students afford a college degree. These programs help young Americans gain the skills they need to get a good job. But too many Ohioans struggle to afford college and pay back student loans. The Trump…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Federal Aid, Grants, Undergraduate Students
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
When higher education goes wrong, once-hopeful students can be saddled with debt, no degree, fewer resources and less will to pursue education in the future. Costs, debt and earnings vary greatly depending on the type of institution running the program. Career training programs at for-profit institutions, also known as proprietary schools, have…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Career Education, Outcomes of Education
Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
When higher education goes wrong, once-hopeful students can be saddled with debt, no degree, fewer resources and less will to pursue education in the future. Costs, debt and earnings vary greatly depending on the type of institution running the program. Career training programs at for-profit institutions, also known as proprietary schools, have…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Career Education, Outcomes of Education
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
For many in the United States, debt is the price of upward mobility. An increasing number of jobs require some college, and wages are higher for people with college degrees. As states cut funding for higher education, colleges have passed the costs on to students. Nationally, 44.2 million people -- one sixth of the population -- hold a total of…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Financial Aid, Loan Repayment, Loan Default
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