Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Businesses would have to prioritize hiring an American worker over a foreign one, under a bipartisan amendment announced today by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 9:45 AM
This week The Plain Dealer and public radio's StateImpact Ohio have been reporting on a new measure of teacher performance. It's called "value-added." It rates individual teachers based on the amount of progress their students make, using their test scores and a complex statistical formula. About 16,000 teachers are tracked in the initial roll out. The results will play a major role in determining a teacher's pay, starting next year in some schools. That would be huge change for Ohio. StateImpact's Ida Lieszkovszky has our latest installment of Grading the Teachers.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:35 AM
Another ground breaking health technique is being pioneered locally, but NOT from the region's major Health Care centers... This learning tool has arrived on US shores from Japan. It's aim is to help reverse the effects of dementia, and it is the topic of today's Tuesday Check up.
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:20 PM
A radioactive steam leak in the plumbing of the reactor cooling system is causing a short-term shutdown of the Perry nuclear power plant east of Cleveland. Tim Rudell of member station WKSU reports that the problem started over the weekend.
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:54 AM
What makes a good teacher? That questions is at the heart of efforts to radically alter the way teachers are evaluated and rewarded. Ohio is one of 32 other states are trying out a new yardstick called “value added.” It’s rigorous, data driven and controversial. StateImpact Ohio and The Plain Dealer have analyzed initial results in a series we’re calling - “Grading the Teachers.” Ida Lieszkovszky reports.
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:24 PM
Construction on the $465M, tax-payer-funded facility began in January 2011, and project managers say It came in three months ahead of schedule and under budget.
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:14 PM
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson today is blasting the Ohio Attorney General for the state investigation into last year’s police chase and deadly shooting. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports Jackson says the attorney general’s disclosure of copious files interfered with the possible criminal case against the officers who fired their weapons.
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM
As advocates and Gov. John Kasich continue to hope lawmakers will consider Medicaid expansion, a group of lawmakers from both parties have introduced a bill that they say will reform the government insurance program for low-income people. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:25 PM
For West Side commuters, Captain America will save the day….by going away. Today marks the last day of a two-week shoot on the West Shoreway, with production now temporarily shifting to the Lorain Avenue bridge. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:17 PM
As two controversial bills backed by abortion opponents make their way through the state budget process, there’s a new, free standing bill in the Ohio legislature that would put new limits on and enact new rules for abortions performed in the state. Backers say it would reduce the number of abortions in the Buckeye state. But opponents of the plan say it will hurt Ohio women and deny women their constitutional right to an abortion. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has both sides of the story.
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