Temporary headquarters of Cristo Rey Columbus High School.
Debbie Holmes

Lower-income high school students who want to prepare for college and gain valuable job skills can apply to a new school set to open in Columbus this fall. It'€™s called Cristo Rey Columbus and it will be the 26th of its kind in the country. The school combines a religious education with work experience to help fight poverty.

Grading Ohio's College Graduation Rates

Apr 15, 2013

10:00 As part of his latest budget proposal, Governor Kasich promised to provide incentives for Ohio colleges with the highest graduation rates. Ohio State would see a $10 million increase; Bowling Green could face a $2.8 million cut. This hour of All Sides asks if degree completion is a mark of a university's quality, and if more degrees are the key to increasing our national standing.  Guests

What Does it Mean to Be a Great Teacher?

Jan 14, 2013

11:00 Teachers impact all of us, in many ways. On this hour, we'll talk about what it truly means to be a great teacher and how teachers get to that level. Guests

10:00 On Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps holds its annual National Day of Listening event. This year, they're asking Americans to take a few minutes to thank teachers for the impact they have on the lives of millions. On this hour of "All Sides," we'll talk about the importance of educators and how you can thank them during the National Day of Listening. Guest

11:00 Maria Montessori envisioned a classroom where students utilize movement, imagination, and creativity to develop the crucial skills like problem solving and critical thinking. The first Montessori school opened more than 100 years ago and it's methods are still used today. But since that time what's changed? On this hour, we talk about education philosophies. Guests

Student Loan Debt: How Much is Too Much?

Oct 31, 2011

11:00 Student loan debt and higher education... College is more expensive than ever. How much can students and their families afford and, with student loan debt outstripping credit card debt, how much is too much? Guests

  • Anya Kamenetz (author, "Generation Debt")
  • Heather Jarvis ('The Student Loan Ranger')
  • Natala Hart (Director, OSU Economic Access Initiative)

10:00 Do your children go to public schools, charter schools, or private schools? Why? On this segment of "All Sides with Ann Fisher," we'll be discussing charter schools... Do they work? Guests:

Merit Pay in Ohio Schools

Jul 19, 2011

Merit pay in Ohio Schools is in the process of being established. How should we rate our teachers and judge and reward their performance in the classroom? Guests:

  • Tim Dove (Teacher, Phoenix Middle School)
  • Kristan Van Hook (VP for Policy and Development, National Institute for Excellence in teaching)

10:00... On this segment of All Sides, we'll host a conversation with Paula Poundstone, a frequent guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me," and well-known stand-up comedian. 10:20... Even though most schools are out for the summer, we'll still meet with author and educator, Mimi Chenfeld, to talk about how creativity can be incorporated into learning. Learn how to teach your young ones, friends, family and yourselves creatively this summer. Guests: