December 18, 2013 Ohio education news roundup

  • Fall results on the state’s third-grade reading assessments provide a grim picture of student achievement and predict that thousands of children may be retained under the state’s new “reading guarantee” law.
  • The Ohio Department of Education reported a record-breaking year for enrollment in the state’s voucher programs. Over 31,000 students were awarded a publicly funded voucher to attend a private school for the 2013-14 school year.
  • Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) first year of allowing for open enrollment has gotten off to a strong start. CPS reports that it has “recruited several hundred students” from outside their district to attend a CPS school this fall.
  • Labor unions’ “Day of Action” spurs Cincinnati Public Schools school board to approve a “Resolution Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education,” but not all are on board with big labor’s principles.

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