95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
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.