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:

Is Ohio "Cool" Enough?

Apr 20, 2011

Governor John Kasich says we’ve got to make Ohio “cool.â€? Do you think our state and city are “coolâ€? enough? Join us for a conversation about characteristics that make a place people want to live in. Is Ohio living up to these expectations? Or can it in the future? Watch: Governor John Kasich on Making Ohio "Cool"


Autistic Adults in the Workplace

Jan 12, 2011

As the first big wave of children diagnosed with autism and related disorders moves beyond high school, how do we prepare autistic young adults for employment or higher education? And how do we prepare the workplace to recognize the special talents and needs of these adults? Discussing these topics and more: Oakstone Academy Middle School and High School director of curriculum Dr.

Charter Schools

Oct 7, 2010

The academic performance and management of charter schools in Ohio, with Policy Matters Ohio senior researcher Piet van Lier, Hope Academy (Cleveland and Akron) board member Kurt Minson, Ohio Community School Consultants Ltd. president and CEO Brian Adams and Thomas B. Fordham Institute Ohio vice president for policy Terry Ryan.

New Drivers Education Techniques

Dec 8, 2009

New techniques being used to educate young drivers about emergency avoidance and safety, with Driver’s Edge founder/CEO Jeff Payne and Ohio Council of AA Clubs legislative director Ric Oxender.

Columbus City Schools

Nov 16, 2009

Educational issues affecting public schools in Central Ohio, with The Columbus Dispatch education reporter Jennifer Smith Richards.

Value of Extracurrcular Activities

Oct 14, 2009

The educational and community value of extracurricular activities such as sports and music programs, with The Columbus Dispatch education reporter Charlie Boss Ohio School Board Association communications deputy director Scott Ebright and Reynoldsburg City Schools superintendent Stephen Dackin.