Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
A new federal report shows the graduation rate at Ohio’s public high schools is improving.
The report from the group America’s Promise Alliance says the number of Ohio schools that failed to graduate more than 60 percent of students on time increased from 75 to 135 from 2002 to 2009.
President Barack Obama yesterday urged students to work hard and stay in school. But for many African American boys, staying in school has proven difficult. Despite concerted efforts to close it, Ohio’s high school graduation rate gap between black and white boys remains wide. WOSU reports on the ongoing complex problem.
After a near death construction accident, Paul Case enrolled in Columbus State Community College. Now he’s the class valedictorian.
A couple of years ago Columbus Public Schools announced plans to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate by 2012. Tuesday the Columbus Public Schools introduced a system-wide mentoring program it hopes will help meet the graduation rate goal.
Two thousand education experts, community leaders and public officials got together Wednesday in Columbus for a day long conference on the low high school graduation rates for African American males. They agree there’s a problem, but they disagree on how to fix it.
Laughing students wearing school colors and carrying banners filled the stands at the Jesse Owens Stadium. They were there for the first Sixth Grade Convocation. School officials used today’s assembly to set goals for increasing the district’s graduation rate.