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 May 2007
Many credit Howard Dean’s rise in the 2004 Democratic primaries to his campaign’s innovative use of the Internet. Now all the leading candidates are trying to harness the power of the web to get their message out, including Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Charles Davis reports from Capitol Hill.
State senators have approved a two-pronged plan they say will stop local governments from unfairly using eminent domain to take Ohioans’ houses for economic development projects. Part of the plan includes letting Ohio voters have a say, but it’s not clear if that ballot issue will become a reality.
Two thousand education experts, community leaders and public officials got together Wednesday in Columbus for a day long conference on the low high school graduation rates for African American males. They agree there’s a problem, but they disagree on how to fix it.
Wednesday some Whitehall area Army Reservists and their families reviewed what they need to take care of before leaving for Iraq. For some families this will be the first time they’re apart. For others, it’s just routine.
If transportation officials in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri get their way, Interstate-70 will have a special lane, just for trucks all along the four-state corridor.
Some Ohio lawmakers are upset with police agencies for issuing tickets for seat belt law violations at roadside check points.
Governor Ted Strickland is again writing to President Bush about Ohio National Guard troops.
Ohio State University glaciologist Lonnie Thompson will receive the National Medal of Science.
The public school graduation rate last year was 86%, that number has climbed steadily during the last eight years. But many of the 19,000 students who drop out every year are low-income African American males, whose graduation rates are far below those of young males of other races.
Local historian Ed Lentz looks back at what we can learn from Columbus’s nearly 200 years of history.