Stories tagged with: Education

October 13, 2010 - 4:05pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

Governor Ted Strickland stopped in Zanesville Wednesday. He spoke with small business owners, local government officials and school administrators.

The governor who is up for re-election met at the Muskingum County Business Incubator to speak about the importance of investing in educating Ohio. He spoke about the Evidence-Based-Model which is opposed by his opponent, John Kasich.

"We have invested heavily in K through 12 education, passed an evidence-based model and we...

October 11, 2010 - 5:22pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

Today's kindergartners are learning at a faster pace, and have teachers who make learning fun. WHIZ went back to kindergarten to see what kindergartners are learning.

For kindergartners these days it's not just about the ABC's.

"We read, write, math, social studies," says kindergarten teacher Connie Still.

Ohio's educational standards require schools to put academics at the forefront, and it begins at the lowest levels.

"When I went to...

October 3, 2010 - 8:19pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

From athletics, to music, the high school experience is about more than just academics. 

"I encourage every kid to join some sort of activity," says Trevor Scott, Tri-Valley High School football player. 

Extra-curricular activities provide an outlet for students that teaches them lessons that they may not learn in the classroom. 

Students who take part in activities agree that their involvement keeps them on-track academically. 

"It...

August 11, 2010 - 5:02pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

Area teachers are raising their voices about what can be done to make advancements in education.

Ohio's First Lady, Frances Strickland, held an open dialogue with them Wednesday afternoon at the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center.

"The Governor is really concerned that we connect education with the future. The future needs are going to be really calling on creativity and education a lot, " says Ms. Strickland.

Ms. Strickland says these area schools have...

April 27, 2010 - 4:44pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

It's the time of year when most high school seniors are focusing on applying for scholarships.

One of those being offered is the Tom Johnson Memorial Scholarship. Johnson passed away last year, and his family wanted his memory to live on. So, they set up a scholarship for a deserving high school senior who shares Johnson's love of softball, bowling, and golf.

"The scholarship definitely focuses on somebody that has a true love of the sport but also devoted time to their...

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