WOSU News Archives For: June 17, 2013

Group Uses Weekend Shootings To Push Stivers For Gun Meeting

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1:09PM
June
17, 2013

A group that lobbies for gun control is using two weekend shootings to call for a meeting with a Central Ohio Congressman.

Ohio’s “Brain Drain” May Be Easing

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8:27AM
June
17, 2013

An analysis of census data shows that Ohio may finally have seen the end of a decades-long trend of losing young adults to other states.

Police Seek Video From Festival Shooting

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8:23AM
June
17, 2013

Columbus police are seeking any video that may have been taken of a shooting that injured an 11-year-old boy at the Juneteenth Festival.

“Value Added”: Grading Teachers Through Student Growth

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The model predicts how much improvement students should make based on past results. If a student ends up performing better than predicted, the teacher gets the credit with a high “value-added’ grade. But if the student scores less than expected, the teacher gets the blame and a low grade.
8:13AM
June
17, 2013

The state of Ohio is phasing in a new teacher grading system that tries to measure the value a teacher adds to a student’s academic progress. But educators admit “Value Added” is an incomplete metric.

Changes To Mental Health System Lessen Stigma

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Many of Ohio's first mental hospitals sit empty today. Built in 1874, The Southeast Psychiatric Hospital in Athens was the fourth "lunatic asylum" built in the state.
5:00AM
June
17, 2013

Once hidden away, mental illness has become a very public health issue. This week, 89.7 NPR News examines the evolution of mental health treatment in a special three part series.