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Teach For America Enters Third Year In Ohio

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Teach for America is entering its third year of placing its recruits in Ohio classrooms. TFA teachers are chosen for being high college achievers, and are able to bypass the state's standard licensing process. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports this year's TFA corps grew slightly over last year, and is more diverse.

Senate President Weighs In on Common Core Repeal Proposal

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:45 PM

The House is preparing to conduct a second week of hearings on a controversial proposal to repeal the Common Core, the standards created by education experts from around the country, including Ohio. Opponents, including conservative bloggers and personalities, say the Common Core represents a federal takeover of education. But top Republican leaders have disputed that argument -- including Gov. John Kasich and Senate Education Committee Chair Peggy Lehner. Now Senate President Keith Faber of Celina is weighing in. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow has more.

Should the Gas Tax Be Raised to Pay for Highway Building and Repairs?

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Road construction is funded by the gasoline tax, which is declining because cars are more efficient and rates of millennial drivers are falling. And higher inflation is giving those fewer dollars less purchasing power. A simple solution to securing the future of road construction funds could be to raise the gas tax. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sat down with a supporter and an opponent of raising the tax.

Cleveland School District Adds 260 Preschool Seats

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:17 PM

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has added 260 preschool seats this year as part of PRE4CLE—a new program aimed at helping Cleveland families find high-quality preschool services from both public schools and private providers. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports.

Solon Company Hopes Curbside Collection of Old Clothes Will Catch On

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Most of us are familiar with the curbside recycling of glass, plastic and newspapers, but a Northeast Ohio company has begun a program to collect old clothing and shoes and wearable accessories. ideastream's David C. Barnett has more.

Fudge Backs Plusquellic on FBI Role

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:56 AM

11th District Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is throwing her support behind a proposal that the FBI investigate police shootings across the country. The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus says she has been dealing with the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri every day since it occurred. Mark Urycki reports she likes a suggestion made by the mayor of Akron.

Unclear Yet How Much Ohio Could Gain from Major Bank of America Settlement

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Bank of America this week finalized a record near $17 billion settlement with the Justice Department over fraud allegations stemming from the housing crisis. As ideastream’s Nick Castele reports, none of that money is specifically earmarked for Ohio, but it’s possible some could trickle down.

State Supreme Court Cases Could Determine Who Profits From Oil and Gas Drilling

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Big money is at stake in two cases argued this week before the Ohio Supreme Court. The decisions could change who profits from the boom in oil and gas drilling. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Cleveland

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:09 PM

The U.S. Secretary of Labor stopped by Cleveland today, to promote the Obama Administration’s push to improve employment and working conditions in the country. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

The U.S. Attorney’s Perspective On Cleveland Gangs

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Last month ideastream reported on gangs in Cleveland, with special attention on the so-called Heartless Felons which have suffered high-profile indictments this year. ideastream's Tony Ganzer continues our look at gangs in a conversation with Steven Dettelbach, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

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