Ohio Policy

School Closures and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Ohio’s Urban District and Charter Schools examines 198 school closures...
Thank you Chair Hite, Vice Chair Sawyer, and subcommittee members for giving me the opportunity to testify today in support of...
Marianne Lombardo
EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this commentary was published on EdReform Now’s blog on April 8. The post contrasted...
A February study from the Center for Education Data and Research aims to determine if National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)...
In a previous post , I referred to New York’s fierce political battle over teacher evaluations. Since then, New York lawmakers...
In a 2011 Education Next article called “ The Middle School Mess ,” Peter Meyer equated middle school with bungee jumping: a...
In a previous post , I explained competency-based or “mastery” grading: a restructuring of the common grade system that...
In his proposed budget , Governor John Kasich calls for the creation of a competency-based education pilot program. Competency-...
Rick Hess opens his book, The Same Thing Over and Over , by asking readers to imagine the following scenario: How would you...
It may not be obvious at first blush, but the political fight happening in New York right now over teacher evaluations has...
We recently looked at an analysis of New Orleans school leaders’ perceptions of competition and their responses to it. The top...
Boarding schools are often associated with the rich and the privileged; as such, they are seen as an out-of-reach option for low-...
A torrent of complaints has been levelled against testing in recent months. Some of the criticism is associated with the PARCC...
Ohio has been a hotbed of education reform in recent years, but two policy areas remain mostly virgin territory: teacher...
As Ohio marches through testing season, concerns continue to surface over whether the state's New Learning Standards are in the...
When Governor John Kasich released his proposed budget bill (House Bill 64), it generated immediate buzz in the Ohio education...
Greg Harris
Greg Harris is Ohio state director for StudentsFirst. Despite fierce efforts to derail the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System midway...
With all the attention that’s focused on teachers, principals must feel like the neglected stepchild of education reform...
Right on schedule, district officials, driven by self-interest, are airing their grievances over Governor Kasich’s school-funding...
Community stakeholders in Cincinnati – including philanthropy, education, and more – have formed a coalition whose goal is to...
Ohio Gadfly readers won’t be surprised to know that we were thrilled to see Governor John Kasich strongly endorse charter school...
Like Moses in the wilderness, state policymakers have to cope with incessant grumbling—in their case over standardized testing...
The 2015 legislative session is gearing up, and Common Core will again feature prominently in the education agenda. Longtime Core...
Over the course of 2014, a series of reports from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) spotlighted some serious issues...
Over 120,000 charter students in Ohio deserve the opportunity to receive an excellent education. But far too often, Ohio charters...
Charter schools are quickly becoming a defining feature of Ohio’s public-education landscape, educating over 120,000 children...
The 2014 Fordham Sponsorship Annual Report is our opportunity to share the Fordham Foundation’s work as the sponsor of eleven...

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