Ohio Policy

In his recent State of the Schools speech , Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) CEO Eric Gordon referred to a 2013 column in the Plain Dealer comparing him to the ancient Greek king...
Ohio is moving to new standardized tests , the PARCC assessments, which are set to commence in spring 2015. These new and vastly different tests pose big challenges. For one, unlike the paper-and-...
Last week, the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) hosted a terrific conference at Ohio State University which brought together the state’s education research and practitioner communities. The...
John A. Dues
John A. Dues is the Chief Learning Officer for United Schools Network in Columbus. "There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children." -Nelson...
A 2014 report from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) shows that the number of first-year teachers in the United States rose from 84,000 in 1987–88 to 147,000 in 2011–12. While...
With any luck, the “ Know Your Charter ” website from Innovation Ohio (IO) and the Ohio Education Association (OEA) will go the way of Pets.com and Geocities.com . The new website’s stated aim is to...
On September 12th, Ohio released school report-card ratings for the 2013-14 school year. This report compiles and analyzes the statewide data, with special attention given to the quality of public...
This year’s state report cards brought a new twist for some Columbus parents—a parent trigger. Parent triggers , made famous by several high profile efforts in California and a major motion picture...
School report cards arrived today. The good news is that Ohio has a waiver from No Child Left Behind’s (NCLB) “ 100 percent proficiency” mandate for 2013-14. Very few Ohio schools, I suspect, hit the...
Marc Schare is the Vice President of the Worthington City Schools Board of Education (in suburban Columbus), now serving his ninth year. EDITOR’S NOTE: Marc Schare testified before the Ohio House of...

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