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2012-12-18 05:02:48

Agreement with EBSCO offers member-libraries a powerful tool for patrons COLUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 Member-libraries of Ohio´s academic library consortium will soon have the option of adding another powerful tool to improve searches patrons make for the information they need. The Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) and its Library Advisory Council today selected EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) to provide the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) as a shared service to...

2010-04-05 15:47:00

CLEVELAND, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator, today announced that Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has been selected to lead a group of Midwestern community colleges that will offer health information technology (HIT) training to move the nation toward a system of electronic medical records. Tri-C will lead the Midwestern Consortium involving 17 community colleges who will receive a year one...

2010-03-17 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, and LONDON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters today announced that OhioLINK, a long time partner and the first Web of Science(SM) customer, has renewed its subscription for the 14th year in a row. The decision to renew came after a review team of subject and usability specialists reported a clear preference for Web of Science compared to similar databases. OhioLINK is a consortium of 88 Ohio college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. "This...

2009-08-05 09:50:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio has improved its national ranking as one America's top states for business, ranking 29th overall, in the yearly survey conducted by CNBC. The 2009 rank is an improvement over its 30th place ranking in 2008 (tie with Illinois), a result of Ohio's purposeful redesign of its business climate that is making the state an ideal location for businesses to compete in a 21st century global economy, according to the Ohio Business Development Coalition, the...

2008-07-27 06:00:28

By Jennifer Smith Richards, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 27--Metro High School was built on a basic principle: Good enough isn't good enough. Now it has some proof that it's living up to that. The first group of Metro sophomores has scored impressively on the Ohio Graduation Tests, when compared with their peers in Franklin County and statewide. The science- and math-focused school: --Has the second-best passing rate in math, compared with preliminary graduation-test data from...

2008-07-25 09:01:04

By Sarah Pulliam, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 25--Cheryl Hagerty helped hundreds of adults land jobs for nearly 30 years, but now she's the one job-hunting. Hagerty spent 16 years helping adults improve literacy skills during her time as coordinator of Union County's Adult Basic and Literacy Education, but county commissioners recently pulled about $50,000 from the program to give to other adult-education programs. Yesterday, commissioners met with state ABLE representatives and...

2008-06-23 00:00:21

By Jennifer Smith Richards, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 22--Mohamed Moallin stands at the chalkboard and, in a thick accent, says words such as phenotypes and heterozygous to a roomful of students who are still learning to speak English. Down the hall at the Welcome Center at Mifflin International Middle School, a bilingual assistant is coaching the high-school students on vowel sounds. Another assistant is helping a group practice writing a letter. It is the last day of cramming...

2008-06-18 12:00:47

By Jennifer Smith Richards, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 18--Central Ohio sophomores made strides in two of the five subjects on the Ohio Graduation Test this spring, but they faltered on writing, the section long regarded as the easiest. Passing rates in social studies and science are up among the 49 districts in central Ohio, but they remain the most difficult subjects to master on the test. They're up statewide, too. Sophomores took the graduation test for the first time in...

2007-03-07 15:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Faced with increasingly demanding state and federal standards under "No Child Left Behind" and other laws, Ohio high schools are drilling their 10th-grade students using various tools to ensure they pass the Ohio Graduation Test. Twenty-three states, including Ohio, now require students to pass a high-stakes test such as the OGT in various subjects to graduate. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070302/CLF096LOGO ) Testing begins March 12...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'