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Exploring Issues in Education

Aug 11, 2017

Thursdays in September at 7:00 pm:
From APMReports, WVXU presents four weeks of documentaries that delve into issues facing the nation's educational system.

September 7 - Keeping Teachers

Local organization Impact Changes Society is teaming with documentarian Jerry Buck to get his latest film, The War We Ignore, about the growing opioid epidemic, into schools this fall. 

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When it comes to giving your child’s education a boost, it’s never too soon to start. Research has shown that early childhood education has significant long-term benefits for children.

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Sixteen years ago, after retiring as a math teacher, Linda Neenan founded iSPACE, The STEM Learning Place. The non-profit provides engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs to schools, families and the community.

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Two all-girl Catholic high schools are merging. Sisters of Mercy says Mother of Mercy and McAuley high schools will become Mercy McAuley High beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

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It's not uncommon for teachers to leave their classrooms for learning sessions of their own. An in-service day at Newport High School is focused not on how to teach, but how to empathize.


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Ohio's Republican senator did as he said he would voting Tuesday to confirm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

During his weekly media call, Rob Portman said he believes DeVos will be an advocate for public schools.

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This month, students here and across the country are making their way to college campuses to begin the next important phase of their lives. 

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At the annual CPS State of  the Schools address Friday, Greg Landsman wiped a tear away when recalling a time he had to explain to his grade school daughter the importance of the Preschool Promise initiative. Thinking there were just a few kids who couldn't afford to attend, she wanted to know their names.

But the list of names was far too long for her father to recite. 

This fall, Cincinnati Public Schools will increase the number of preschool seats from 1,200 to 1,500. But Landsman says there are 9,000 three and four-year olds in Cincinnati. He says there are existing programs and some state and federal funding, but it's not enough.

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According to the National Science + Math Initiative, only 44 percent of U.S. high school graduates are ready for college-level math and 36 percent are ready for college-level science. 

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It's official, Santa Ono is leaving the University of Cincinnati to become President at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. The Canadian university made the official announcement Monday afternoon.

Ohio's Education Department has released report cards for the state's school districts; and only six districts received an A for performance, down from 37 last year. 

Cincinnati Public Schools received a D for performance, a C for K-3rd grade literacy, and an F for graduation rate.

More than half of Ohio’s public school districts received a C grade in the performance category.  

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Ever wonder what it'’s like to try to make a living in the death care industry? Those who study mortuary science, or the study of deceased bodies, can tell you. Originally founded in 1882 as the Cincinnati School of Embalming, the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is a leader in funeral service education.

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Miami University's trustees have approved a new tuition structure. The board today gave the go ahead for the Miami Tuition Promise.

The plan freezes tuition, room and board, special purpose fees and course fees for incoming first-year students for four years.

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Backers of expanded access to early childhood education rallied in Bond Hill Thursday night.  The People's Platform wants two years of preschool for every child.

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The nation's oldest historically black private university is maintaining its accreditation. Wilberforce University has been fighting to keep its  status for more than year after a review found sub-par academic programs, severe cuts to faculty and staff, a $9.7 million deficit and low enrollment.

Being the parent of a child who struggles in school can be both challenging and frustrating. But parents of gifted children face their own challenges and frustrations. And while most schools are able to recognize students who need extra help and provide them with additional tutoring and guidance, many schools are not equipped to meet the needs of truly gifted students.

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The Cincinnati Fire Department could learn this week if it will receive a federal grant to pay for a 40-member recruit class that starts in February. 

The city has been successful in getting these Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency (SAFER) grants.  SAFER grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but fire chief Richard Braun says it gets harder each time.

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A report out Wednesday on the state of U.S. public schools finds performance is relatively flat. But the study from the University of Washington suggests Cincinnati's public and charter schools are making progress.

This interview originally aired July 6, 2015.

Fixing the troubled educational system is one of the critical issues facing our country, but where do you start and what direction do you go? International education leader and author Sir Ken Robinson delved into the topic in a 2006 TED talk, How Schools Kill Creativity, which has had more than 31 million views and generated thousands of queries on how to solve this problem.

This story originally aired on February 24, 2015.

NaviGo Scholars is a distinctive one-on-one coaching and mentoring program for high school students which engages businesses in the students futures, and responds to demands for a trained and educated workforce to meet our region's future needs.

Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. 

From American RadioWorks: Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Teaching Teachers

Aug 6, 2015

Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job.

Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. 

From American RadioWorks: The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944.

Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Greater Cincinnati School Advocacy Network

More than 40 southwest Ohio school districts say they're fed up with state and federal intervention.

The newly-formed Greater Cincinnati School Advocacy Network aims to lobby legislators to scale back on unfunded mandates.

Beginning with only eleven students and a staff of three Sisters of Charity, a young priest, Father Henry Waldhaus, embarked on a mission which would produce the first accredited high school for the deaf in Ohio. This year, St. Rita School for the Deaf is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

A group of professors and students from Mount St. Joseph University visited Cuba for an educational and cultural trip last month. 

  Thirty-five highly respected educators from the United States and Canada have been selected as this year'’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The Fellows will take expeditions to locations such as Iceland, Greenland and Antarctica, for hands-on experience, professional development, and what most would say, a trip of a lifetime.

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