The debate over charter schools in Ohio has heated up, and several schools and the organizations that run them are currently under investigation. Proponents of charter schools point to them as an option for parents seeking schools that best suit their children. Critics say the schools siphon funding from local public school districts and that many produce poorer academic results than traditional public schools.
Cincinnati Public School teachers will get their first across-the-board raise in six years, if they okay a new 3-year contract hammered out by negotiating teams for the Cincinnati Board of Education and the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers.
The District says the proposed 4 percent salary increase, retroactive to January 1, 2014 and a 2 percent increase for 2015, contingent on stable local funding, will make it easier to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers.
Other provisions of the proposed contract include:
Founded in 1973, The School for Creative and Performing Arts provides students with top-notch academic instruction along with pre-professional training in the arts. More high-profile alumni include Sarah Jessica Parker, Carmen Electra, Drew and Nick Lachey. But SCPA graduates perform on TV, Broadway, and in movies, work as producers, editors and make-up artists, and find success in more “traditional” fields, as teachers, accountants, marketers and the like. The School for Creative and Performing Arts Principal, Steven Brokamp, and Artistic Director Dr. Isadore Rudnick join us to discuss the school and its history, as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Science camps, sports camps, history camps, etiquette camps, and good old-fashioned get-outside-and-play camps, there are hundreds of local day and overnight programs available for kids this summer. 4C for Children Education and Outreach Coordinator Shelly Nelson, JB Woodruff, co-founder of CampFinder.co, and psychologist Stephen Gray Wallace, director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education at Susquehanna U