(Dayton, Ohio – December 2007) -- On December 3, 2007, Ohio Speaker of the House Jon Husted was honored with an award from the national cable television industry’s education foundation. Dr. Helen Soulé, Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom, presented the award at Time Warner Cable’s Midwest Region office in Columbus.
Speaker Husted was among five 2007 recipients of the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Award for Policymaker Excellence, along with FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Congressman Edward Markey, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer.
Presenting the award, Dr. Soulé said, “Education is one of the most important investments the cable industry makes in communities across the country. Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards honor these special citizens who bring a pioneering spirit to education. We are proud to honor Speaker Husted for his tireless advocacy for quality education for all of Ohio’s students, and we encourage others to follow in his footsteps.”
Husted was nominated for the award by Time Warner Cable in recognition of his efforts to improve the education system for Ohio’s children, including his sponsorship of a law making charter schools more organizationally, fiscally and academically accountable.
In the last General Assembly Husted worked on legislation to establish the Ohio Core Curriculum and to restructure admission requirements and remedial courses at state universities. The plan called for high school students to complete a tough new core of liberal arts prerequisites, including more math and science, to guarantee entry into Ohio's four-year public colleges and universities.
Accepting the award, Speaker Husted commented, "Without a quality education, our students cannot succeed in the new global economy. This is what has driven me to reform Ohio's education laws to help students be more academically successful."
Representatives of Time Warner Cable’s Mid-Ohio and Southwest Ohio divisions, along with the company’s Midwest Region officials and staff of the Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association, joined Dr. Soulé in congratulating Speaker Husted.
For additional information on the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards initiative, visit Cable in the Classroom’s web site at www.ciconline.org.
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