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Experts with Role in Developing Common Core Testify Before House Committee

THOTH 188 / FLICKR Opponents of the education standards known as the Common Core spent a week criticizing that set of standards while supporting a bill to repeal it. Now, a House committee is hearing from the other side, including some national experts who helped create those benchmarks. William McCallum is a distinguished professor of [...]

To Incoming College Freshmen, America’s Wealthiest Guy Has Always Been Bill Gates

When this year’s college freshmen see wire-rimmed glasses, their minds first flash to Harry Potter– not John Lennon. They’ve probably never perused the Internet with web browser Netscape. Joe Camel hasn’t been their gateway to smoking cigarettes. The “pound” key on telephones? Yeah, that’s a #hashtag to them. These points all come courtesy of Beloit [...]

Ohio House Education Chair: Effort to Repeal Common Core ‘Misguided’

The Ohio Channel A new bill that seeks to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio will try a new path through the legislature, after a previous repeal attempt stalled in committee. But that committee chair isn’t happy about this new move. House Education Committee Chair Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster called two hearings on [...]

Kasich Stands By State Superintendent Ross

STOCK NEWS PHOTO / IDEASTREAM Gov. John Kasich is standing by his top education leader in the wake of controversy surrounding a charter school investigation. The probe was launched after a group of teachers alleged sexual misconduct, racism and possible cheating was going on at a Dayton charter school. But some believe more could’ve been [...]

Majority Of Top Healthcare Jobs In Cleveland Don’t Require Bachelor’s Degree

phalinn / flickr Nationally, nearly half of the total healthcare workforce in the 100 largest American metropolitan areas are employed as nurses, support technicians, psychiatric and home health aides. For many of those role’s a two-year associate’s degree or high school diploma will suffice. In the Greater Cleveland area, that number’s slightly higher, ranking the [...]

Report: American Indian Sports Mascots Harm Native Youth

A liberal leaning research institute in Washington said all schools and professional teams around the country should retire any sports mascots that adversely affect the well-being of Native Americans. The Center for American Progress’ report said native-themed team names and displays during pep rallies or “spirit weeks” can cause confusion, embarrassment, or alienation among native [...]

Ohio’s Wilberforce University Faces The Possibility of Losing Accreditation

Founded in 1856,  the history of Southwestern Ohio’s Wilberforce University is extensive. Wilberforce is the oldest private historically black college in the nation. It had the first African American college president, faced a damaging fire the same night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and housed the first black center for military training, according to the school’s [...]

There’s More Places for Ohio’s Kids To Get A Free Meal This Summer

subewl / flickr The beginning of summer may mean a break from homework and studying, but for many students, it can also mark the beginning of a long stretch without daily, school-provided meals. “People think of the summer as a time to relax and vacation,” said the Ohio Association of Foodbanks’ Executive Director Lisa Hamler-Fugitt. [...]

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