Ohio Policy

Auditor of State Dave Yost
I am a conflicted man. Professionally, I lead Ohio’s auditing staff, a team of financial experts whose job it is to verify that...
The passage of comprehensive charter school reform in the form of House Bill 2 was supposed to move charters past the...
In K–12 education, states have historically granted monopolies to school districts. This tradition has left most parents and...
Since their inception in 1999, Buckeye charter schools have grown rapidly. According to the National Alliance for Public Charter...
Since the passage of House Bill 2 , much attention has been paid to how Ohio’s charter sector can build on policy reforms and...
When Mayor Nan Whaley came into office in 2014, she showed great political courage in making education a top priority, something...
Editor’s note: This is the second post in a series about the performance of Ohio’s urban high schoolers. The first post examined...
If you follow Ohio education news, you’ve likely seen coverage of the breakout success of College Credit Plus (CCP). Local papers...
Regular Gadfly readers know that we usually rely on two metrics when analyzing school performance—Ohio’s performance index and...
[Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in a series on improving teacher preparation programs. See here , here , and here for...
“The Proper Perspective” is a discussion between Jamie Davies O’Leary, senior Ohio policy analyst for the Thomas B. Fordham...
[Editor’s note: This is the third post in a series on improving teacher preparation programs. See here and here for prior posts...
Ohio’s 2014–15 report cards are now fully available for all schools and districts except dropout prevention and recovery programs...
On February 25, 2016, Ohio released report cards for the 2014-15 school year—the first in which the state administered next...
Management sage Peter Drucker once said, “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” In recent years,...
This piece was first published on the education blog of The 74 Million. William Phillis, the director of a lobbying group for...
In a previous post , I outlined the current landscape of teacher policy in Ohio and pointed out some areas in need of significant...
The 2015 Fordham Sponsorship Annual Report is our opportunity to share the Fordham Foundation’s work as the sponsor of eleven...
America’s schools are staffed disproportionally by white (and mostly female) teachers. Increasing attention has been paid to the...

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