Ohio Policy

Too much of what we hear about urban public schools in America is disheartening. A student’s zip code—whether she comes from...
NOTE: This is the introduction to Fordham Ohio's latest report— Pathway to Success: DECA prepares students for rigors of college...
Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Education announced a new award for schools that exceeded expectations for student...
Ohio’s student growth measure—value added—is under the microscope, which provides a good reason to take another look at its...
Last month, Attorney General Mike DeWine toured Citizens Academy, one of the eleven charter schools in the Breakthrough Schools...
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...
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,...
The 2015 Fordham Sponsorship Annual Report is our opportunity to share the Fordham Foundation’s work as the sponsor of eleven...

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