Ohio Policy

Last week, we cautioned that Ohio’s opt-out bill (HB 420) offers a perverse incentive for districts and schools to game the...
“The Proper Perspective” is a discussion between Jamie Davies O’Leary, senior Ohio policy analyst for the Thomas B. Fordham...
Last May, Achieve released a report showing that most states have created a false impression of student success in math and...
Though charter schools are fiercely debated in Ohio, too rarely are the voices of charter leaders actually heard. This report...
Ohio lawmakers recently proposed a bill (HB 420) that would remove students who opt out of standardized tests from the...
When Governor Kasich signed the state budget last June, myriad education changes became law. One of the most talked-about was the...
Late in 2015, Congress passed a new federal education law—the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)—which replaces the outdated No...
It’s often argued that improving education will improve the nation’s economy. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic...
A few years ago, a couple of my Fordham colleagues coined the phrase “public private” schools to describe schools that educate...
Ohio has been included in lots of national rankings and scorecards lately . The latest comes from the National Alliance for...
In recent weeks, two national publications have assigned Ohio grades for its education policies and outcomes. The first, “...
Truancy has long been a problem in schools across the nation. Because of its myriad causes , the economic and educational cost,...
As Ohio goes, so goes the nation—at least when it comes to the 2016 Quality Counts ranking. Called to Account is the twentieth...
According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 594,000 children live in poverty throughout the state of Ohio. Assuming a family of...
January 27, 2016 - 8:30 am to 9:45 am

Ohio has exemplary charter schools – beacons of quality that are helping students reach their full potential. Who are these high flyers and what can we learn from them? How can Ohio...

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a teacher in the Buckeye State? Wonder no more! In this policy brief, we outline...
The Ohio Coalition for Quality Education (OCQE) has hit the airwaves in an effort to change the state’s accountability policies...
As 2015 comes to a close, the long-awaited reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will likely soon become...
In light of a Hillary Clinton’s charge that charter schools “don’t take the hardest-to-teach kids,” as well as the lambasting of...
CREDO’s national study of online charter schools has prompted even ardent supporters to call for “ tough changes ” in how they...

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