Education Landscape

  • Deadline Now: TPS Superintendent Romules Durant

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    Newly-appointed Toledo Public Schools Superintendent Romules Durant joins host Jack Lessenberry for an enlightening conversation about Dr. Durant's plans to turn the schools around.

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  • Views: 576 Educational Alternatives

    University of Toledo College of Education is managing a program to instruct science teachers in public schools about alternative energy.  Research shows that a future economy and manufacturing will be based more on alternative energy and less on auto manufacturing.  

  • Views: 921 WGTE Town Hall: American Graduate -

    WGTE presented this live Town Hall program "American Graduate - Finding Solutions for Toledo's Kids"

    We also broadcast special editions of "Deadline Now," focusing on graduation rates and community solutions in October and December.

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  • Views: 325 American Graduate: Community Hubs

    WGTE brings attention to the Schools as Hubs initiative.  This unique partnership, between Toledo Public Schools and the United Way of Greater Toledo, aims to increase high school graduation rates by surrounding each student with a stronger community. When the school becomes the heart of a neighborhood - students, parents and neighbors all contribute to the well-being of each and every child.

    This video explains the program in place in the Leverette and Robinson schools.

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  • Views: 261 American Graduate: Social Emotional Learning

    WGTE brings attention to the Social/Emotionalinitiative.  Toledo Public Schools and the United Way are making sure teachers are being trained in a more comprehensive way.  Educators are encouraged to learn about the family, challenges and home life of the children in their care.  The academic environment takes the child's larger environment into account, helping the educator make better, more individualized choices.

    Featuring:
    Bill Kitson, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Toledo
    Jim Gault, Chief Academic Officer, Toledo Public Schools
    Greg Braylock, Education Specialist, United Way Greater Toledo
    Sue Rowe, Teacher/Innovation Specialist, Toledo Public Schools
    Dr. Romules Durant, Asst. Supt., Elementary Education, TPS

  • Views: 325 American Graduate: Graduation Coaches

    WGTE brings attention to the Graduation Coaches initiative.  United Way AmeriCorps members serve Toledo in a very targeted way, furthering United Way’s education work by serving as Graduation Coaches in Toledo Public Schools. These coaches guide and support students in developing a tangible plan to achieve graduation in four years, prepared for the next step. AmeriCorps recruits and coordinates members while also promoting volunteerism and personal development.

    Featuring:
    Bill Kitson, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Toledo
    Jim Gault, Chief Academic Officer, Toledo Public Schools
    Dr. Jerome Pecko, Superintendent, Toledo Public Schools
    Greg Braylock, Education Specialist, United Way Greater Toledo

  • Views: 280 American Graduate: 5,000 Readers and Tutors

    WGTE brings attention to the 5,000 Readers and Tutors initiative.  Become a volunteer reader or tutor.  You can play an important role in increasing a child’s academic success and engagement in learning. That’s why United Way, Partners in Education, Read for Literacy, and Toledo Public Schools have teamed up to recruit 5,000 Readers and Tutors.

    Call the United Way at 2-1-1.

    Featuring:
    Bill Kitson, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Toledo
    Jim Gault, Chief Academic Officer, Toledo Public Schools
    Greg Braylock, Education Specialist, United Way Greater Toledo

  • Views: 189 American Graduate: Schools as Hubs

    WGTE brings attention to the Schools as Hubs initiative.  This unique partnership, between Toledo Public Schools and the United Way of Greater Toledo, aims to increase high school graduation rates by surrounding each student with a stronger community. When the school becomes the heart of a neighborhood - students, parents and neighbors all contribute to the well-being of each and every child.

    Featuring:
    Bill Kitson, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Toledo
    Jim Gault, Chief Academic Officer, Toledo Public Schools
    Dr. Jerome Pecko, Superintendent, Toledo Public Schools
    Greg Braylock, Education Specialist, United Way Greater Toledo

  • Views: 581 WGTE's Educational Leadership Forum

    In September, WGTE hosted its first-ever educational leadership forum with principals and school leaders from our region. The event included: Clips from the national program, The Principal Story; A presentation by Dr. Tresa Dunbar, one of the principals profiled in the film; and, Discussion groups on how to become better leaders within their schools.

    WGTE also recognized, through Video Voice segments, three local principals for their efforts in making a difference at their respective schools:

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  • Views: 1047 STEM Education: Critical Partnerships for the 21st Century

    Television Town Hall Program and Community Webinar

    Our region's next generation needs to be prepared to live and work in a world where an understanding of science and technology can make the difference between success and failure.  A local commitment to increase the focus on STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) will make today's students more globally competitive as working adults, and Northwest Ohio will thrive.  WGTE Public media, WBGU TV27, UT3, Ohio STEM Learning Network and the National Governors Association, present a special televised Town Hall on Thursday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. 

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  • Views: 488 Deadline Now: Education and Graduation Initiatives in Toledo - Part 1

    Education and Graduation Initiatives in Toledo

    Friday, October 14, 2011

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  • Views: 181 Deadline Now: Education and Graduation Initiatives in Toledo Part 2

    Friday, December 16, 2011

    In the second edition of "Deadline Now" examining efforts to boost high school graduation rates in the greater Toledo area, Bill Kitson, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Toledo, Dr. Romules Durant, Assistant Superintendent for Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and James Gault, Chief Academic Officer for TPS, join host Jack Lessenberry.

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  • Views: 1 Eggs and Issues - Workforce Transformation Through Education

    This program features Rich Frederick, Executive Director of the Ohio State Office of Workforce Transformation.  He shares his vision of how to improve career knowledge at all ages.  Mark Birnbach, Ohio Means Jobs director, explains the Ohio Means Jobs website and how it works for both employers and potential employees.  Tonya Kessinger, Interim Director of career Technology for Toledo Public Schools, teaches how the elementary classroom can link K-12 to preparing for jobs. Together they will show us how the Governor's initiative is working.  All employers need to know!