Anxiety on Ohio Board of Education over standardized testing

Mar 12, 2015
Mark Urycki / State Impact Ohio

Ohio public schools are in their third week of issuing standardized tests for students in grades  four through eight, and high school. The state legislature passed a law one year ago that eliminates any ramifications for the pupils in this first year of the test. But that hasn’t calmed down members of the state board of education at their meeting this week.


The GE Foundation now has statistical proof its funding is helping students at CPS and three other districts improve their math scores. It hired CPRE.org to analyze data from Cincinnati and three other districts including:

  • Jefferson County, KY
  • Erie, PA
  • Stamford, CT

Pennsylvania researcher Dr. Phillip Sirinides of CPRE.org studied the data.

Linda Seiter, the executive director of Caracole, which provides housing and other support services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, joins Mark Perzel to talk about their recent relocation to Northside, the services they provide, and the ongoing challenges faced by those with HIV/AIDS, despite the disease no longer being headline news.