Ohio Policy

Since its birth in 1997, Ohio’s charter school program has been on a bumpy ride. Overall sector quality has been mixed, and Ohio...
When the Foundation for Excellence in Education released its first “Digital Learning Report Card” in 2011, the state-by-state...
In 2006, Ohio enacted one of the nation’s first “default closure” laws, which requires the lowest-performing charter schools to...
Are states dutifully reporting the fraction of students who are on track for college or career? According to a new report from...
Much attention has been paid to why teachers quit . Statistics and studies get thrown around , and there are countless theories...
The education components of Governor Kasich’s proposed budget—and the House's subsequent revisions —made a big splash in Ohio's...
Intra-district choice has long been a type of school choice supported by many people who don’t really like school choice. Since...
By Deven Carlson and Stéphane Lavertu School Closures and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Ohio’s Urban District and Charter...
How should city-level leaders manage a portfolio of schools? The first thing they should do is take stock of the city’s supply of...
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...
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...

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