Columbus artist Ric Stewart combines his love of art and motorcycles, most notably through sculpture. We visit his workshop at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center where he demonstrates for us the “lost-wax” method of bronze casting.
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.