Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington are the teenage hosts behind “Kids Interview Bands.” They’ve interviewed more than 100 musicians on their video blog, with members from bands like the Pixies, Barenaked Ladies and Insane Clown Posse. These girls know how to hold their own.
In his two years as director of the OSU Marching Band, Jonathan Waters was praised for using technology to develop complex routines that went viral on the web. Now Jon Waters is out of a job. OSU fired him after an investigation found what officials call “serious cultural issues.” Waters intends to clear his name.
The YWCA Columbus will be getting a $20 million makeover for its downtown facility using private dollars and tax incentives.
Reynoldsburg’s latest offer to its teachers is getting a lot of attention. The city’s school board would replace automatic teacher raises with merit pay and bonuses. And it would replace the district’s health insurance plan with individual cash payments. The plan has caught the attention of labor experts, school administrators and teachers unions.
Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.
An anonymous donation has helped plant a new project for an Ohio center dedicated to the life and works of American folk hero Johnny Appleseed.
Columbus will soon get financial help from the state to expand its early learning program. The new funds will be used to get more of the city’s four year-olds into pre-Kindergarten programs.
Chances are that if you’ve nailed a college degree to your wall recently, you’re also nailed with debt. But some new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says degree earners are still better off in the long-term than those without a diploma.
Ohio’s auditor says he’ll audit a chain of charter schools after several former teachers testified against one of the schools this week.
About 500 people attended a Reynoldsburg school board meeting Tuesday night to protest the latest contract proposal that ties raises to teachers’ ratings in the state’s new evaluation system. The crowd included teachers’ union members from around central Ohio and as far away as Dayton.
The state board of education is launching an investigation into at least one charter school after hearing disturbing testimony from a group of former teachers.