Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
WOSU News Archives For January 2004
Authorities Friday said a man called police four times on Monday to claim that he was behind a series of highway shootings in Columbus. It’s the first time someone has claimed responsibility.
The now two-year old federal ‘No Child Left Behind’ education law requires students at Sullivant Elementary and every other elementary school in the country to read and do math at grade level within the next decade. But, that’s easier said than done at a school where one-third of the student population comes from homeless families. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding profiles Sullivant in a three part series.
In his recent State of the Union Speech President Bush renewed his call to boost academic achievement among the nation’s school children through continued focus on the “No Child Left Behind” act. But, the “doors of opportunity” are tougher to open at some schools. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding profiles one such school in Columbus.
Federal education law has boosted emphasis in elementary school classrooms on proficiency in basic subjects. The Sullivant Elementary School is in a poor neighborhood and is struggling to meet the guidelines.
Police say the deaths of four people found in a house in Columbus apparently were accidental from carbon monoxide poisoning. Detective Patrick Dorn says autopsy results are expected to confirm that.
Investigators have linked Thursday’s early morning shooting of a car on I-71 to 19 other shootings south of Columbus.
The team investigating the series of shootings south of Columbus is looking into a reported early morning shooting of a car on I-71. Police say a man reported his car was hit as he drove north on I-71 near Lambert Road shortly after midnight. Investigators reportedly found shell casings at the scene of the incident.
The Motts Military Museum is growing. The Groveport museum which features military artifacts from the Indian wars to Operation Iraqi Freedom will soon double its size. WOSU’s Mike Thompson profiles the museum and its founder, Warren Motts.
Investigators say the person responsible for the latest Interstate 270 shooting was probably at ground level when the shots were fired. A man was traveling eastbound on I-270 at 2:15am when a bullet skipped off the hood of his car and through the windshield.
The Democrats National Chairman kicked off the state of the American worker tour at a local union hall in Columbus Friday, denouncing the Bush administration’s economic policies.