Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Bill Clinton today campaigned for his wife in Southern Ohio. The Former President made stops in Portsmouth, Athens and Lancaster. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports on Bill Clinton’s visit to Chillicothe.
Computer systems experts today are working with county children’s services agencies to eliminate glitches in a critical data-sharing program. At stake: the safety of thousands of abused or neglected children.
Thousands of Ohioans may not realize that the neighbor’s home they are sending their children to for day-care is not licensed by the state. Some legislators and day-care activists are working to change that. They are warning that without a change, some children could die needlessly, and that some already have.
Striking members of a Teamsters Local today picketed the Franklin County Courthouse and tried to drum up support for their position in a labor dispute with the Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency. Union and County leaders are scheduled to meet later this afternoon with a state mediator. Workers have been on strike since June 12th.
More than half of the 270 employees at Franklin County’s Child Support Enforcement Agency failed to report to work today. It’s the first day of a strike by the agency’s 140 Teamsters Union members who say they’re unhappy with a proposed 2% wage increase and a $50 per month charge for health insurance.
Experts says parents who lose a child to death suffer a devestating grief. One Dublin, Ohio woman who lost her own son is helping others heal.
Thousands of colorful pinwheels are planted in Livingston PArk as a colorful reminder that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. WOSU’s Sabrina Hersi-Issa reports
A California think tank today hung a dollar figure on the economic impact of child care in Ohio. It’s a big number. And some child care advocates say they’ll use the report to help make a case for more financial help from state and federal lawmakers.
The No Child Left Behind Act, passed by congress in 2002, is intended to force schools to improve by creating testing requirements and milestone goals. And if schools fail to meet the goals, the act offers parents the option of transferring their children from under performing schools, to ones that are doing better. But in Columbus not many parents are taking that option.
Federal education law has boosted emphasis in elementary school classrooms on proficiency in basic subjects. The Sullivant Elementary School is in a poor neighborhood and is struggling to meet the guidelines.