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.
Ohio “Dropout Factories” Nearly Doubled From 2002 To 2009
A new report says the number of Ohio high schools considered “dropout factories” jumped from 75 to 135 over the eight years ending 2010.
The data is part of research being presented today at the Grad Nation summit in Washington organized by the children’s advocacy group America’s Promise Alliance.
In Ohio, the number of students in dropout factories – schools that fail to graduate more than 60 percent of students on time – rose by about 12,500, but the state’s graduation rate was up about two percent from 2002 to 2009.