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HUD Secretary Says Cleveland Preschools “Get It.”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

In his last TWO State of the Union speeches President Obama called on Congress to fund high quality pre-school for every 4 year-old. Congress has mostly ignored his request but two administration officials went looking for a city that does offer good pre-school classes. They came to Cleveland. Ideastream's Mark Urycki explains.

Federal Administration Plans to Launch College Ratings System

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Next fall, incoming college freshmen will have a new way to measure their schools. That’s when the federal government plans to release its first ratings report for U.S. colleges and universities. But that report is making some institutions of higher learning a little nervous. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen explains.

Election 2014: The Ohio School Board Explained

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM

If you're following politics this year you probably know most of the candidates on the ballot for statewide offices, your congressional district, and maybe a few local seats. But do you know who is running for state school board? Candidates in seven board districts are vying for votes this election. As StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports, the board exerts considerable influence over education policy, and it just might be worth giving the candidates a look before heading to the polls on Election Day.

Cultural Approaches to Caregiving

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:34 AM

American families have gotten smaller - and more spread out. How does this impact caregiving and what can we learn from other cultures? ideastream's Kay Colby talks with Morning Edition host Rick Jackson about how cultural roots impact the way we care for our elders.

Remembering Respected Call & Post Editor Connie Harper

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:15 PM

A legendary Cleveland journalist died over the weekend, Call & Post associate publisher Connie Harper. Harper was slated to be inducted in the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame next month. She died after becoming ill in the Dayton-area over the weekend. For more reflection on Connie Harper's death, ideastream’s Tony Ganzer called Cleveland-area State Representative Bill Patmon.

Legislation Aims To End Homelessness For Veterans By 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:16 PM

More than 60,000 U.S. veterans are homeless, according to a federal statistic from 2012. Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is pushing legislation to help the Department of Veterans Affairs eradicate that number by 2015. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Ohio Senator Recalls Constance Harper’s Role In Journalism, Civil Rights, And Politics

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Constance Harper is being remembered by many Ohioans today, following her death in a Dayton-area hospital at the age of 81. ideastream's Brian Bull reports on Sherrod Brown's recollection of his friend.

Arne Duncan Defends Common Core

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM

43 states have adopted the Common Core education standards, and now Ohio is among the states discussing whether to scrap them. And as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- the U.S. Education Secretary addressed the recent debate over the Common Core.

Budish, Schron Spend Combined $1.2 Million in Final Months of County Exec Race

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The race for Cuyahoga County executive is entering its final week before Election Day. As ideastream's Nick Castele reports, the contest for campaign contributions has tightened.

Bullying Experts: Some Popular Measures Inflict Their Own Pain

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM

October being National Bullying Prevention Month, schools everywhere are chiming in on how students can avoid getting picked on. But as ideastream's Brian Bull reports, some efforts can make things worse.

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