From the daily archives: Monday, February 20, 2012

The Marcus Garvey Academy, a Cleveland charter school already slated to close at the end of this school year, instead closed its doors today, February 20.  The closure leaves approximately 100 students without a school with a little more than half of the school year remaining.  These young students lives will be disrupted just a few months before they were scheduled to take the state’s standardized tests to measure the school’s impact on their educational progress.

This is so weird, isn’t it?  I mean, I thought public schools had a responsibility to offer a free education to residents. […]

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When it comes to Fracking in Ohio, no one, in my opinion, has covered the topic better than Karl Henkel of the Youngstown Vindicator.

It’s not a simple issue and most people – including reporters in Ohio and nationally – have a very limited understanding of the process and the players. Henkel has shown, on multiple occasions, that he is willing to put in the time to understand the details, as well as the macro-aspects of the topic, and he’s willing to dig through the data to provide his readers with unique insights that we haven’t seen anywhere else.

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