Poor Will’s Almanack for the Final Week of Early Spring
White cabbage butterflies are the surest sign of the end of Early Spring. And once you notice the familiar white cabbage butterfly, then you know the more elusive mourning cloak butterflies and the question mark butterflies and the tortoise shell butterflies and the tiny blues are flying too.
When you see cabbage butterflies, then you know that gold finches are turning gold, and you may soon see ants working on the sidewalk.
Felice Nudelman currently serves as Executive Director of Education for The New York Times Company. She develops and oversees education initiatives, including The New York Times Knowledge Network. Nudelman says she looks forward to building on Antioch’s existing mission.
A battle for control of the Ohio Republican Party is pitting the chairman who oversaw the GOP's resurgence in 2010 against Republican Gov. John Kasich.
Ohio's GOP is considered among the nation's most powerful party operations for mobilizing voters in favor of state and national candidates.
Chairman Kevin DeWine has characterized Kasich's efforts to oust him as a distracting and expensive "elephant in the room." He says it could jeopardize the party's efforts to deliver the battleground state for President Barack Obama's Republican challenger this fall.
An education overhaul aimed at better preparing Ohio students for college will change the way students and schools are evaluated and the curriculum they use.
State Superintendent Stan Heffner says the existing system shortchanges children by asking them to meet minimum standards that don't necessarily make them college-ready. He says students should get "a diploma worth owning."