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The 13th Annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament  takes place today and tomorrow. Presented by Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund and sponsored by The Cincinnati Bengals, the Queen City Classic attracts hundreds of young chess players to Paul Brown Stadium for two days of fun, competition, and opportunities to learn from grand masters of the game. The Pomeranz family started the Queen City Classic in 2002. Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund Executive Director Maggie Fennell and Cody Pomeranz discuss the tournament, and efforts to teach local students the game  of chess.

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The national Coalition for Community Schools is holding its National Forum in Cincinnati next month.

Cincinnati Public Schools Board President Eve Bolton says the city was chosen because of the success of the district's community learning centers.

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Feb 12, 2014

  Studies show a quality education is critical to a child’s early development and continued success throughout life. KnowledgeWorks President and CEO Judy Peppler, Harold Brown, president of EDWorks, and Greg Landsman, executive director of The Strive Partnership, talk about working to provide every student with a meaningful learning experience, from preschool through college.

  If the US is to remain competitive in a rapidly changing global economy, bolstering the nation’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is essential, and STEM education plays a critical role in our country’s future. Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) promotes STEM education through experimental, digital, project-based and blended learning methods and hands-on applications.

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  Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky named a new president last year. David A. Armstrong took office on July 1, he’s the 14th president of the small, Catholic liberal arts college. He talks with us about Thomas More, and what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure at the school.

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  The radio documentary, The Long Game: Texas' Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom, explores the intense, long-term fight over what children should be taught in the Lone Star State’s public schools.

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Tuesday, November 26 at 2:00 pm

Many colleges and universities have embraced online learning and now offer a variety of courses students can take without ever entering a classroom. Now some universities are offering free online classes, called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses. Miami University Assistant Provost, Global Initiatives, Cheryl Young, Associate Dean of On-line Education at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business-Distance Learning, Dr. B. J.

Northern Kentucky University and Gateway Community and Technical College recently announced a partnership called Gateway2NKU that will provide students an efficient and more affordable path to earning a bachelor’s degree. Northern Kentucky University Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, J. Patrick Moynahan, and Mike Rosenberg Director of Transfer Services at Gateway Community & Technical College, explain the new program. 

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Gateway Community College and Northern Kentucky University are partnering to make it easier for Gateway students to pursue four-year degrees at NKU.

Students can choose from 25 career paths and take up to four NKU classes at Gateway prices. All of their credits will transfer as well.

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns says the partnership will offer  better service to all students, more efficient and effective use of resources and enhance opportunities for students to pursue their goals.

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Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.

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A popular country music band based in Lawrenceburg, Indiana is on board to help deliver an anti-bullying message nationwide. Jetset Getset's song "Stronger," has been selected as part of PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center campaign to be used as part of a school education program.

Here are some of the lyrics:

School district report cards are out from the state and they aren't very complimentary.

Cincinnati Public earned two C's, one D and six F's. CPS isn't alone. Superintendent Mary Ronan says scores are down statewide as everyone transitions to a whole new grading system.

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Cincinnati Public School students head back to class next week. Today Superintendent Mary Ronan opened the year with the annual State of the Schools address.

Ronan says the district will fully implement the new Common Core standards.

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NPR is reporting Friday on a new study suggesting the gap between men and women in technology fields could be related the a lack of high school girls taking physics classes or living in communities that don't have a lot of females in tech-related jobs.

You may have seen the recent 60 Minutes piece about innovator Salman Khan and his Khan Academy, the online site dedicated to providing a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. . He shares his vision about an education free of state mandates and lengthy lectures in his just released the book One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, and he joins Ann Thompson on the phone to discuss his successes thus far, and what will be coming next.


You may have seen the recent 60 Minutes piece about innovator Salman Khan and his Khan Academy, the online site dedicated to providing a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has said he wants Ohio's public universities to do more to capitalize on the results of their research work. That's something Miami University started several years ago on their own and other schools are getting on board too.

The Technology Transfer and Commercialization Task Force is recommending expanding college entrepreneurial programs; fostering stronger links between research universities and the business sector; and eliminating intellectual property barriers that can deter universities and and companies from partnering.

As part of WVXU’s continuing support of the American Graduate initiative, Mark Perzel welcomes Dr. Mary Ronan, superintendent of the Cincinnati Public Schools. As a precursor to today’s American Graduate broadcast on CET and PBS, Dr.

With the importance and high cost of attending college these days, families have to do their homework and develop a plan long before their kids are close to high school graduation. Choosing the right school, deciphering the admissions process and figuring out financing can seem overwhelming.

Join us Thursday morning September 20 at as we discuss ways students and their parents can best prepare for college. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

You’ve probably heard of STEM curriculum: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But have you heard of STEAM2? The Lakota School District has taken STEM one step further to prepare students for projected job openings by adding Applied Arts and Medical.  Ann Thompson reports about this enhanced approach in Focus on Technology.

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University of Cincinnati classes begin Monday. Friday, interim President Santa Ono greeted the incoming first year class during Convocation.

Ono takes the helm from Gregory Williams who resigned suddenly Tuesday. Ono says the transition will be pretty seamless.

“Gregory Williams and I were very, very strong partners. We were a team. We wrote and created the academic master plan together. I intend to continue to support that. We’ve worked very hard and we will continue the momentum with that academic master plan, ‘UC 2019,”’ he says.

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University of Cincinnati president Gregory Williams is resigning. The announcement comes less than a week before classes begin.

In a statement, the university says Williams is resigning because of personal reasons.

UC's Board of Trustees met for several hours Tuesday. Provost Santa Ono will fill the position in the interim.

Entrepreneurs are a growing force in our economy, so Xavier University has started X-LAB (Xavier Launch a Business), a competition between creative minds to earn mentoring from Xavier’s faculty, students and others with the expertise to help launch their idea. Mark Perzel learns more about this opportunity from Dr. Joe Carter, director of Xavier’s Entrepreneurial Center.

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