Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohio Gets 1,700 Applications For Expanded School Vouchers
The Ohio Department of Education says it received 1,700 applications for an expansion of a program meant to help students from under-performing public schools attend private schools.
The Educational Choice Scholarship Program offers vouchers for private schools to students from consistently under-performing public schools. Legislation for the newest state budget expanded the EdChoice Scholarship program to about 2,000 more kindergarten students.
The scholarships are worth up to $4,250.
The department expects to start notifying recipients by mid-August after evaluating which applicants meet the program criteria.
To be eligible, students must be first-time kindergarteners who don’t qualify for the traditional EdChoice or Cleveland Scholarship programs. They also must come from families earning no more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $46,100 for a family of four.