March 5, 2014
Most seventh-graders don’t have a career path mapped out, but Governor Kasich has proposed a plan to let students as young as 12 start vocational training and explore their options. This hour, we’ll discuss Kasich’s proposal, and the skills gap facing the state. We’ll also look at how vocational ed started, and where it’s headed in the 21st century
February 27, 2014
In his latest State of the State address, Ohio Governor John Kasich spent 20 minutes on education. He proposed a mentorship program whose aim is to bring community members and students together to improve dropout rates. This hour we’ll talk about the latest data on mentorship, and learn the successes and challenges of some Ohio programs.
November 6, 2013
This hour, we look at how the election results from November 5 will affect Columbus City Schools.
October 30, 2013
Election Day is approaching, and we’re taking a look at one controversial issue that will be on the ballot for Columbus voters. This hour we’ll discuss the Columbus schools levy, school reform and what it could mean for parents, teachers, students and citizens.
August 20, 2013
Kids may be a little mopey this time of year, but there’s no reason they should dread the start of a new semester. This hour we’ll talk about how to keep kids engaged in learning, especially when vacation memories are fresh on their minds. And the Columbus city schools interim superintendent will stop by to discuss what’s coming up for the district
August 15, 2013
Kids whose parents take an active role in their child’s education do better in school. But navigating the parent-teacher relationship can be tricky for both sides, in an era of helicopter parents and vast economic inequality. This hour we’ll talk about who should be involved in the education equation, and how to help students succeed.
August 6, 2013
In 1975, congress enacted the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which required free and appropriate education for all children. On its surface IDEA seemed like a democratizing force, but the law hasn’t measured up, especially where minority kids are concerned. This hour, we’ll take a close look at IDEA’s successes and shortcomings
July 29, 2013
The Columbus Board of Education recently voted to include a property-tax hike question on the November ballot. If approved, it would raise taxes about $315 per year per $100,000 of property, which would help charter schools, expand classrooms, upgrade equipment and more. This hour we’ll talk about the levy, its supporters and detractors.
May 16, 2013
Three years ago, Ohio became the 45th state to adopt Common Core English and math standards. Though the Core was developed by officials from across the political spectrum, its detractors worry about government overreach and left-leaning curricula. This hour, we’ll take a close look at the pros and cons of the Core’s implementation in Ohio.
November 10, 2011
Certain education philosophies are labeled as ‘alternative’ in today’s world. But there was a time when these techniques were widely accepted. Which way is best? What does ‘alternative’ mean anyway? Also on this hour, we find out how children around the country are helping other children around the world.