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 September 2010
It’s been about three months since the city of Columbus changed its parking meter rates and hours. While the adjustments are generating additional revenue for the city, WOSU reports its causing hardship on those who work in the Short North.
While the recession technically ended 15 months ago, Ohio’s unemployment rate still stands above ten percent. The national jobless rate is only slightly lower. Many who are out of work look to temporary employment to help pay the bills. Some economists say the tempo of the temporary workforce is an indicator of the economy’s health. WOSU looks at temporary hiring in Central Ohio.
The looming state budget deficit is the big elephant in the room these days as politicians run for election. most everyone believes there will be a shortfall in the budget next year, as much as $8,000,000,000 over the next two years.
Even though two children were killed this week on the way to school, the districts where they attended have no additional plans to increase awareness about school zone safety.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has an uphill climb to keep his job against Republican challenger, John Kasich.
For the second time this week, a child has died after being struck by a vehicle on their way to school.
A new effort to get illegal guns off the streets is launched by Columbus City officials.
States such as Ohio are hoping that development in the green energy sector will put residents back to work. But a new study by Ohio State University suggests that current efforts are not likely to generate large numbers of jobs.
Governor Ted Strickland and his republican challenger, John Kasich talked jobs, taxes and trains during a statewide televised debate.
President Barack Obama yesterday urged students to work hard and stay in school. But for many African American boys, staying in school has proven difficult. Despite concerted efforts to close it, Ohio’s high school graduation rate gap between black and white boys remains wide. WOSU reports on the ongoing complex problem.