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September 03, 2009
September 09, 2009
Check today's Ohio Education Gadfly for a special Race to the Top analysis recommending strategies for the Buckeye State as it heads into round two of the competition. Ohio has exactly one month (that's when districts and charter schools must sign on) to improve its application. Fordham recommends that Ohio:
Ohio is in a decent position headed into round two but must resist the urge to take the easy route and resubmit the same package of reforms. Significant improvements should be made especially related to ???Great Teachers and Leaders??? (and peer states can serve as excellent models for this) not only because there are a ton of points to be won, but because reforming the way teachers are evaluated, rewarded, retained, prepared, etc. will have the greatest impact on student achievement in the Buckeye State.