Ohio Policy

It may not be obvious at first blush, but the political fight happening in New York right now over teacher evaluations has...
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...
It’s been a great year for the Buckeye State. LeBron is back—and the Cavs are rolling into the playoffs. The Ohio State...
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...
Financing public education has historically been the joint responsibility of state and local governments. But while traditional...
Over the course of 2014, a series of reports from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) spotlighted some serious issues...
Before Christmas, we gave you the rundown of all the media outlets that focused on charter quality and policy thanks to two...
Over 120,000 charter students in Ohio deserve the opportunity to receive an excellent education. But far too often, Ohio charters...
It’s been a busy month in the world of Ohio charter schools. First, on December 9, Stanford University’s Center for Research on...
This fall, the editorial boards of two of Ohio’s most widely read newspapers issued stinging missives urging legislators to make...
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...
Yesterday at The City Club of Cleveland, Dr. Margaret (Macke) Raymond of the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO)...
Charter schools are quickly becoming a defining feature of Ohio’s public-education landscape, educating over 120,000 children...
In spring 2013, Ohio policymakers approved a two-year, $250 million investment aimed at spurring innovation in public schools...

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