education

Ohio Receives nearly $350,000 to Defray AP Exam Costs

Aug 13, 2014
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Ohio is among 40 states receiving a cut of more than $28 million in federal money to help low income students pay for advanced placement exams.

Students who take AP courses in high school earn college credit if they score well on the exam.  And that can reduce the time and expense of completing a college degree. 

Ohio will get just under $350,000 this year to help defray the cost of the exams for low income families

  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.

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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:

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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

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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.

KnowledgeWorks

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.

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