After online starts, some Ohio college students head back to campus - The Columbus Dispatch

Several weeks after the traditional start of fall semester, some area colleges are now welcoming students back to campus after delayed returns and phased move-ins.In the plaza outside Yochum Hall at Capital University, the frothing water fountains and students studying with open laptops at picnic tables make for a college campus that feels almost normal in this pandemic era."I'm just glad to finally move in, and finally meet my class," Hannah Riley said through a royal purple, Capital-branded mask this past week. The first-year student from Newark arrived on the Bexley campus earlier this month.Several weeks after the traditional start of fall semester, some area colleges are just now welcoming students back to campus after delayed returns and phased move-ins.After a spring and summer of online classes, Capital sophomore Alexa Shields was disappointed not to return to campus as scheduled in August."But I do think the time that we weren't here really gave (the un…

Florida to Consider College Civics Requirement - WFSU

Two years ago, a new law required all Florida students from kindergarten to college to be "literate in civics." But  the mechanism to make that happen at the college level isn't in place and some teachers are losing patience.

One of those teachers is Bob Holladay, a history professor at Tallahassee Community College.

"I mean there are several options to meet this requirement. One is to take this test - or it will be if it passes in rules - the other is to take the coursework,"  he said.

Holladay worried the Florida Department of Education, which is starting that rulemaking through conference call this week, will let college students meet the legal requirement by taking a too-simple test with most of the answers available on line.

"How would you like it if your student is taking a math class in college at Florida State University and was told he could meet the requirement for the class by taking third grade multiplication?" he exclaimed.

Holladay wants to see a tougher test and real college-level coursework to prepare students for it.



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