Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 24th, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Luke Dennis' Community Voices story about Charlie Campbell

-Free Shakespeare Prepares for A Midsummer Performance by Jerry Kenney

-Poor Will's Almanack: July 19 - 25, 2011 by Bill Felker

Cleveland's mayor is continuing to push for changes to teacher evaluation rules that would allow the city to more easily fire educators who perform poorly. The state Senate stripped some parts of rules that would have allowed that from the state budget. The Plain Dealer reports Governor John Kasich is open to discussing the issue with Frank Jackson and lawmakers.

The finalist in the search for Antioch College's president is in Yellow Springs meeting with college leaders and staff. He also spoke at a public forum last night. 

It was a year ago that Antioch University and Antioch College in Yellow Springs became two separate institutions. Antioch College Interim President, Matthew Derr, says they're moving forward with plans to reopen the college next fall.  It's also been a big year for Antioch University. Today, WYSO's Emily McCord finds out the latest from Chancellor Toni Murdoch.

One year ago this past weekend, Antioch University and Antioch College officially became two separate institutions. Next fall, the college plans to welcome students back to campus. As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, the plan is to start out small.

Wright State University and the University of Dayton are among six universities recognized as "Centers of Excellence" by the state.  It's part of its plan to promote innovation and develop Ohio's economy.

Miamisburg Schools Meet to Put Levy on May Ballot

Feb 4, 2010

Miamisburg City Schools is holding a meeting Thursday to discuss their budget for next year. Earlier this week, voters approved a renewal levy, but did not pass an additional emergency levy that the district says it badly needs. As it stands now, it faces a 4.5 million dollar shortfall. Marsha Watts is the Assistant Superintendent.

"Revenues are down in our district, the value of houses and property taxes are down. Our revenues from the state are down, and the state has its own financial crisis going on," says Watts.

School boards in Ohio are under a lot of economic pressure right now. They have to tighten their budgets, and on top of that, the shape of Ohio's state budget leaves questions about how much funding schools will receive in the future. In Greene County, there's a grass roots effort to save money in schools. It's got the attention of Governor Strickland.

Obama Gives Education Policy Speech in Dayton area

Sep 9, 2008

Barack Obama's education plan focused on raising expectations and resources for schools, bringing innovation to the classroom, and holding teachers, parents and the government accountable for their performance. One feature of the innovation plan includes doubling the funding for charter schools, in part to give parents more choices on where they will send their children.