The Two-Way
9:26 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Teachers Return To L.A. School Where Two Were Accused Of Lewd Conduct

Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles.
Krista Kennell AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 9:36 am

Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, where the entire staff was temporarily replaced last February after two teachers were accused of lewd conduct with students, opened for the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday with most of the instructors who had been displaced back in the classrooms.

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American Graduate
9:15 am
Wed August 15, 2012

From PBS NewsHour: In Middle School, Can Data Prevent Dropouts?

From PBS Newshour:

Seven thousand students dropout of school every day in the U.S.

And some researchers have dubbed middle school as the essential "make-or-break" years in determining a child's success.

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American Graduate
9:11 am
Wed August 15, 2012

From PBS NewsHour: Helping High School Youth Learn by Doing

From PBS Newshour:

Since 1994, YouthBuild has trained 110,000 high school dropouts around the country to put up houses for their community and think critically in the classroom while earning their GEDs or diplomas. As part of the American Graduate series, Paul Solman reports on a program designed to keep kids learning inside and outside of class.

American Graduate
9:07 am
Wed August 15, 2012

From PBS NewsHour: 'Reclaim Your Future': Vegas Aims to Change Odds for High School Dropouts

From PBS NewsHour:Trying to entice wayward students back to class in Las Vegas, Chaparral High School Principal David Wilson led teams into communities to knock on doors in search of dropouts. Ray Suarez reports on an offbeat approach starting to show some signs of success in a city that ranks near the bottom in the nation for graduation rates.

American Graduate
9:04 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Dohn Community High School

Chris DeSimio is On the Money with a Cincinnati charter school using monetary incentives to keep the students coming to class and achieving behavior and academic goals. Dohn Community High School’s Principal Ramone Davenport and Chief Administrative Officer Kenneth Furrier discuss this unique, and controversial, program.

American Graduate
9:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

The Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center

Mark Perzel speaks with Clara Martin, CEO of The Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center, a non-profit agency that uses the arts to keep at-risk high school students in school and help them graduate.

American Graduate
8:57 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Impact Cincinnati: Ideas for reducing the high school dropout rate

Dr. Anthony Smith and Andrew Benson in the WVXU Studio (John Bridgeland on phone)

According to a new national report, the number of Ohio schools with graduation rates of sixty percent or less increased dramatically during the last decade. But the 2010 graduation rate district-wide for Cincinnati Public Schools increased to over eighty-one percent.

Guests include:
Cincinnati Public Schools Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith
President and CEO of Civic Enterprises, John Bridgeland
Vice President of KnowledgeWorks Ohio, Andrew Benson

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It's All Politics
8:56 am
Wed August 15, 2012

It's Incumbent Vs. Incumbent In Iowa, And Washington Is Watching

Democratic Rep. Leonard Boswell (left) talks with Republican Rep. Tom Latham on May 7, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. Redistricting is now pitting the longtime Iowa congressmen in a general election battle.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 10:24 am

One of the candidates is House Speaker John Boehner's close friend and golfing buddy.

The other is an ally of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Both have their roots in rural Iowa, have long served together in the U.S. House, and are pretty darn well-liked by their constituents.

But Iowa, the focus of the political world this week, lost a House seat in congressional redistricting that came after the 2010 census.

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Local Mentoring Programs
8:51 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Impact Cincinnati: Local Mentoring Programs

Darryl Long, Simone Bess and Donald Swain in the WVXU Studios

Nationally, only seven in ten students complete high school. While many students have the will to graduate, they often don't have the necessary support. But research shows having a mentor increases a young person's chances of success.

Guests include:
Cincinnati Youth Collaboration Vice President of Mentoring, Simone Bess
Cincinnati Youth Collaboration Mentoring Coordinator, Donald Swain
Darryl Long, member of the CYC mentoring program

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The Two-Way
8:41 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Inflation Stayed In Check Last Month: No Change In July

There was no change in the consumer price index last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

It's the second month in a row that the index was flat — a sign that inflation remained in check for the first half or so of summer. Whether that trend will continue, however, is uncertain.

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