Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington are the teenage hosts behind “Kids Interview Bands.” They’ve interviewed more than 100 musicians on their video blog, with members from bands like the Pixies, Barenaked Ladies and Insane Clown Posse. These girls know how to hold their own.
Governor Wants to Reinvent Education in Ohio
Listen to the Story
Gov. Ted Strickland is proposing a dramatic reinvention of Ohio’s public schools, from classroom learning to teacher preparation to the way districts are funded.
The plan he laid out in his third State of the State speech on Wednesday is aimed at both better preparing schoolchildren for the work force and resolving the school-funding crisis that has dogged the state for more than a decade.
Strickland called for expanding the school year by 20 days, creating a universal all-day kindergarten program and making it easier to fire bad teachers.
He told a crowd of lawmakers and dignitaries that he wants to see Ohio use the latest education research to model a new generation of schools that will take Ohio to the forefront of innovation. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)