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Affirmative action in college admissions is meant to foster diversity, and provide equal educational opportunities. But critics claim it doesn't end up helping with either goal. Is it time to overhaul the way colleges think about affirmative action?

Since Sue Misiak is retiring as host of Teacher Talk, CEA President Rhonda Johnson turns the table and hosts this program with Sue as guest. They will discuss Sue's teaching career, her position as host of Teacher Talk since 1987, most memorable guests, and her future plans. 

Recently new CEA officers Tracey Johnson and Phil Hayes appeared on this program to discuss some of the big issues currently facing the district. On this edition of Teacher Talk, Superintendent Dr. Dan Good joins host Sue Misiak to give his viewpoints on similar topics, such as school closings, the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee, and a future levy. He'll also weigh in on the choice of CEA President Rhonda Johnson being selected as Education Director by Mayor Michael Coleman.

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak welcomes the newly-elected team of Tracey Johnson and Phil Hayes to their first Teacher Talk interview as President and vice-president of the CEA. We will learn more about them, their leadership styles, and the issues they plan to tackle as Rhonda Johnson retires and Tracey and Phil take office.

CEA President Rhonda Johnson joins host Sue Misiak on Teacher Talk. She is retiring at the end of this school year and will then become Mayor Michael Coleman's Education Director. In her last appearance on Teacher Talk as CEA President, we're going to look at Rhonda's career as an education advocate and as a cheerleader for all those teachers who are dedicated to helping children.  

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak speaks with Mark Real, President of KidsOhio.org. an online resource center for policy makers, educators, parents and community groups interested in improving education in Ohio. They'll discuss the defeat of the levy and what that means to the Columbus City School District, the role of charter schools and their impact, and  Mayor Coleman’s appointment of Rhonda Johnson as Education Czar.  

Tune in to 90.5FM this Monday, starting at 9am, for a variety of radio specials, including a Memorial Day documentary about the General Nelson M. Walker troopship, and music documentaries about The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Michael Jackson!

On this broadcast we’re going to learn about Triad 21. Through this program, COSI, The Columbus Museum of Art, and The Ohio Historical Society are providing professional development to help local teachers impact students’ 21st century learning.

On our last program, we learned about City Year which strives to change attitudes and help those students who may be at-risk for dropping out of school. We're going to continue the conversation as we look specifically at the City Year program at Linden McKinley STEM Academy and talk with a corps member and a student. 

Teacher Talk, March 4th, 2014: City Year

Apr 2, 2014

The slogan for City Year is - Give a Year, Change the World. That's a pretty ambitious goal and Executive Director of City Year, Todd Tuney, will explain how they intend to achieve it - right here in the Columbus City School. 

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On today's program, we consider the impact of sustainable, green buildings and how they influence teaching and learning. The guest today are Tyler Steel, President of the U.S. Green Building Council, Center Ohio Chapter. 

In the 21st century classroom, learning and technology go hand in hand. On this program, host Sue Misiak talks with Cindy Wright and 2 other Columbus City School teachers about an iPad project that is changing the way teachers teach and the way students learn. 

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Host Sue Misiak speaks with the Program Director of Mosaic, Steve Shapiro and two of his students. We discuss Mosaic, a unique program which provides a humanities-based education experience beyond the classes at their home school. It is sponsored by the Education Council. 

Teacher Talk, January 7, 2014: John Farley

Jan 7, 2014

Host Sue Misiak talks to John Farley, CEO of the Educational Council. In this interview we'll learn about the Council's efforts to prepare all students in Franklin County for success in college, careers and life through interdistrict programs and services.

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The staff here at WCBE wishes our listeners a very safe and happy New Year! Tune in to 90.5 FM to celebrate and hear great music programs!

Starting December 31st, New Year's Eve 

Here's what's coming up on WCBE from 9am to 3pm on Christmas Day! Have a safe and happy holiday!

Teacher Talk, December 17, 2013: Rhonda Johnson

Dec 18, 2013

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak speaks with the president of the Columbus Education Association, Rhonda Johnson. They discuss the CEA-sponsored Martin Luther King banquet, which honors individuals who have been so important to our community and to our schools.

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