WOSU News Archives For: December 13, 2011

Pollution Fine Helps Fund Columbus Science Classes

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U.S. Attorney, Carter Stewart, (center next to podium) presents check from anti-pollution settlement to Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris and others at Grange Audubon Center on Whittier Peninsula.
13, 2011

A federal court settlement in a pollution case against a Columbus factory will allow Columbus elementary school students to get hands-on science instruction. Students in ten southside elementary schools next year will be taking some classes at the new Metroparks Scioto Peninsula Audubon Center.

Curriculum Change Divides Statehouse

Republicans and Democrats are split over what documents to include in any new curriculum.
13, 2011

The Ohio Christian Alliance and other groups want students to more closely study “founding documents.” Democrats want to include documents about women’s suffrage and the Civil Rights movement.

Voucher Scalebacks Fail To Win Public School Endorsement

The Ohio Education Association opposes all vouchers, saying they divert money from public school that educate an overwhelming majority of students.
December 13, 2011

Public schools have denounced a plan to expand private school vouchers. Now the state’s largest teacher union says a plan to scale back that expansion doesn’t go far enough.

Governor Not Sold On Drug Testing For Cash Assistance

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Republican Gov. John Kasich says he's concerned if drug testing people getting cash assistance from the state is "compassionate" or if it's "the right thing for the kids."
13, 2011

Gov. John Kasich says he has concerns about the legality and the family impact of drug tests for people getting cash assistance from the state.

Kasich: No Bidding War For Sears

The Sears Holding Corp. headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
December 13, 2011

The Governor’s comments come as lawmakers in Illinois are considering a $275 million incentive package to keep the company in suburban Chicago.

What Is The Largest Bet You’ve Ever Made, Won, Lost?

13, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is getting a lot of flack for trying to bet Rick Perry $10,000 in Saturday’s debate. What’s the largest bet you’ve every made, won, lost?

New Americans In Ohio Have Hope For Better Life

Sunnyway Family
Roland Sunnyway with his family prepare to enjoy the holiday season.
13, 2011

A Liberian immigrant is optimistic as a new American citizen.