Education

Education
7:29 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Wittenberg Class Helps Study Stormwater Runoff Problem In Springfield

Wittenberg students evaluate a lot for a potential rain garden.
Credit Sarah K. Fortner

The City of Springfield has partnered with a Wittenberg professor and her Geology class to tackle an ongoing problem with storm overflow waste going directly into Buck Creek during rainstorms. The new partnership has come up with a plan to help fix the problem.

Springfield has an aging sewer system and when it rains all the stormwater goes into the same pipeline as the city's sanitary waste. The city has increased in size but the pipeline hasn't, and so there's an overflow of raw sewage.

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Origins Podcast
10:36 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Justice Denied: The Killing of Trayvon Martin in Historical Perspective

African Americans demanded justice after the tragic killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, but a jury in Florida failed to convict his killer, George Zimmerman. The case reflects a long history of inequality between African Americans and white Americans in the criminal justice system.

The basic fact was never in dispute: on February 26, 2012 George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in the town of Sanford, Florida. When a verdict of “not guilty” was announced, African Americans saw the outcome as another painful link in a chain of unpunished cruelty dating back hundreds of years. This month historian Hasan Kwame Jeffries examines the long history of racial violence in America and how the issue of race permeated every aspect of the tragedy from the shooting, to the reluctance of the local police to arrest Zimmerman, to the conduct of the trial itself.

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Education
8:35 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Lingering Federal Shutdown Could Affect Head Start in Ohio Soon

So far, no Head Start programs in Ohio have been affected by the federal government shutdown. But Barbara Haxton with the Ohio Head Start Association says if there’s no resolution, 11 Head Start facilities across the state will shut down, stranding 2-thousand kids and over a thousand staffers.

"So if those agencies close, families will be lookng for additional care for their children during the day, staff will be laid off - hopefully collecting unemployment for the duration - and programs will be shut down.  It's really a bad scene.”

The Antioch Word
9:26 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Defining an Antioch Education

Every quarter, Antioch College has a lecture-style class called Global Seminar. It’s a required, theme-based and interdisciplinary course that addresses major global issues. The theme of the course changes each quarter and rotates between energy, water, health, food, and governance. Last summer the theme in Global Seminar was education and the class began with a discussion about Antioch and what makes it stand out in higher education. In one assignment, students interviewed members of the community about the definition of an Antioch education.

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Education
7:04 am
Tue September 24, 2013

State Finishing Ohio School Data-Scrubbing Review

The Ohio Department of Education says it's almost done reviewing how altered attendance data affected state report cards for schools in eight districts.

The Northridge district in Montgomery County and Winton Woods in Hamilton County  are among those that will get recalculated district and school report cards for the 2010-2011 school year once the investigation is finished.

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