Technology in the Classroom

Feb 14, 2018
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Educators have been forced to modify their classrooms as technology is increasingly adopted into schools. From Smartboards to Chromebooks, technology is quickly becoming a staple in American classrooms. 

Join us today as we broadcast from the Ohio Educational Technology Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and discuss how technology is helping educators to personalize education plans for their students.

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Mark Urycki

Donald Trump’s choice for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, promises a free market approach to education. That theory of opening up schools to competition from for-profit businesses already has a foothold in Ohio.

A break in the way teachers are trained may also be coming.

Counselors play a big role in helping students succeed: They help with scheduling, college applications and with issues like mental health.

Since 2015, first lady Michelle Obama has honored a school counselor of the year in a ceremony at the White House. Friday, the honor goes to Terri Tchorzynski of the Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, Mich., where she works with 11th- and 12th-graders drawn from 20 public high schools in Calhoun County.

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.

A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:

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As Reynoldsburg teachers fight continue to battle with the school board over changes to benefits and pay, we'll take a close look at how teaching in the U.S. became so controversial. We'll get an update on local tensions, and examine how we got from genteel 19th century common schools to one-room frontier schools to the Teach for America program and beyond.