Archives: Jennifer Smith Richards

Columbus Schools Data Scrubbing Scandal

Four Columbus area principals are being fired after a state auditor’s report showed evidence they’d falsified data to improve their schools’ standings. This hour we’ll talk about the scandal, what’s being done to make amends, and the culture of intimidation and fraud State Auditor Dave Yost said plagued the district.

Are We Doing Enough to Educate Gifted Children?

Ohio is looking to add regional charter schools for gifted children… Is this necessary? How will the program work? How do schools peg a student as gifted? On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re talking about the education of “gifted” children in Ohio.

The Use of Seclusion Rooms in Schools

Children with disabilities are now learning alongside students who don’t face such challenges in schools. But so-called ‘main-streaming’ can be a challenge, especially if a student becomes disruptive. We’ll take a close up look at a new practice of putting these students into seclusion rooms and the controversy surrounding the issue.

Are We Doing Enough to Educate Gifted Children

Ohio is looking to add regional charter schools for gifted children… Is this necessary? How will the program work? How do schools peg a student as gifted? On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re talking about the education of “gifted” children in Ohio.

Columbus City Schools

Educational issues affecting public schools in Central Ohio