The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Report: Ohio Making Progress On “Race To The Top” Promises
A new report says Ohio is meeting expectations for making changes to its education system that were a condition of a $400 million federal “Race to the Top” grant.
The report from the Center for American Progress says the state’s most significant achievement has been moving from a compliance-based system toward a support-based system during district reviews. It also points to efforts to create new ways to attract and develop teachers, adopt common core standards and pilot a teacher-evaluation program.
The report says about ten percent of all Ohio school districts have dropped out of the teacher evaluation program because of inadequate funding.
The report also says the state’s challenges include developing specifics of the teacher-evaluation program and improving academics at failing schools.