95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
A bill cracking down on low-performing Ohio charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors could hit the House floor Thursday before lawmakers leave for spring break.
A report released this morning on Ohio’s charter schools finds that many continue to struggle with performance, despite their growing number.
Itâ€™s been a rough school year for Columbus City Schools. The district is under investigation by the State Auditorâ€™s office and the FBI for tampering with student attendance data and grades. And the struggling district has a history of less-than-stellar academic results.