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.
October 10, 2011
In this episode of “All Sides,” we’ll be talking about charter schools… Do they really work? Then, Have you heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement that’s taken New York by storm? It’s hitting Columbus now, too. Listen in as we discuss the frustration that lead to the movement, as well as the goals and future of the protest.
June 6, 2011
A discussion with Paula Poundstone, frequent comedian on NPR’s “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.” Then, an exploration into creative education.
December 8, 2009
New techniques being used educate young drivers about emergency avoidance and safety
November 16, 2009
Educational issues affecting public schools in Central Ohio