Bill Harris hosted this live program that examines one of the most pressing issues facing our community - the problem of low literacy rates among preschool aged children. Children entering school with high literacy skills are "ready to learn" and move to the head of the class. Children with weak reading skills begin school at a disadvantage, a gap that may grow wider as their educational experiece proceeds. How can we break the cycle?
Friday, May 21, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.
Toledo Public Schools (TPS) are facing a steadily worsening financial crisis. Earlier this month, voters overwhelmingly turned down an income tax levy to help close a $30 million budget gap -- and the problems don't stop there. What can TPS do to balance its budget, provide high quality education and regain public trust? Jack Lessenberry poses these and many other questions to TPS Superintendent John Foley and TPS Board President Bob Vasquez.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Toledo Public Schools are facing a crisis and a challenge like no other in their history. On one hand, they are struggling with declining enrollment and less funding. At the same time, local leadership is attempting to radically restructure the system. Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools Jerome Pecko and Jim Gault, Chief Academic Officer for the system, are Jack Lessenberry's guests this week.Read more