Holiday moods often run the gamut between joy and melancholy. And, an Ohio State University researcher says an individual’s great expectations have a bearing on whether someone smiles or frowns. College of Social Work Professor, Gilbert Greene, says the key is to identify whether stress is likely to help or hurt one’s mood.
Third-Graders Improve On State Reading Exam
Columbus City Schools reported Monday preliminary results show 74 percent of its third-graders scored high enough on the state reading exam to be promoted to fourth grade. It’s a significant improvement from last fallâ€™s scores.
Columbus City School officials credit the progress to a community effort to help the districtâ€™s third graders improve their reading skills.
Last fall, nearly 60 percent of the school districtâ€™s third graders failed the state reading exam.
While a majority of third-graders made the cut after re-testing, about 1,000 students could be held back. They have two more opportunities to re-take the test. Parents can still enroll their child in summer school to help prepare for it.
In 2012, Governor John Kasich signed legislation to require all third-graders to achieve the benchmark to advance to fourth grade.