A public school science instructor who refused to remove religious materials from his classroom is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his dismissal.
John Freshwater was fired in 2011 after years of legal battles following his refusal to removal a Bible from his desk at Mt. Vernon High School.
More and more colleges are considering charging different tuition rates for different majors, arguing that science and math majors cost more to teach. Should colleges charge different tuition rates for different fields of study?
The federal Department of Agriculture predicts that farm income will fall 20 percent this year. But such a decline comes after big gains in 2008. And Farm income has been a bright spot during the past six to nine months while other sectors of the economy faltered. In Madison County, west of Columbus, farmers, equipment dealers and bankers prepare for economic uncertainty.
Ohio Citizens are helping to study a family of creatures that make up a big part of a baby bird’s diet spiders. In the second of WOSU’s series on citizen science, Jonathan Hickman reports on the Ohio Spider Survey.
People from across Ohio and around the globe have been helping NASA find tiny specks of interstellar dust. In the final installment of our series on citizen science, WOSU’s Jonathan Hickman reports on how Ohioans are sifting through high-tech NASA instruments on the screens of their home computers.
In recent years Ohio and other states have allocated more money for science and math curricula in elementary and secondary schools. At the college level, Ohio State University competes aggressively for research grants. While some politicians and authors say the emphasis is warranted because of a looming shortage of highly-trained engineers and scientists, the Chronicle of Higher Education recently published articles that warn of a possible glut of scientists in United States.
The Mount Vernon school board voted 5-0 today to pass a resolution of intent to terminate the contract of middle school teacher John Freshwater.
Driving the back roads of Ohio may take a little longer this time of year. Farm machinery is headed to and from the field as trucks haul the harvest into town. The wind is whipping up dried corn leaves too, another sign that the corn harvest is underway. In Fayette County, southwest of Columbus, farmers might have a good crop year in spite of a shortage of rainfall.
Governor Strickland had agriculture and industry on his mind Tuesday. Strickland spoke at the opening luncheon for the Farm Science Review near London.