Ohio Policy

As ESEA reauthorization heads to conference committee, debate is certain to center on whether federal law should require states...
On June 30, Governor John Kasich vetoed forty-four items in the budget and signed the rest into law. Among the provisions that...
Charter schools joined the usual suspects—tax reform, school funding, and Medicaid—as one of the most debated and well-publicized...
Trailing only Medicaid, school spending is the second-largest public expenditure in Ohio’s $65 billion annual budget . Over the...
Nominally, private schools (or “chartered nonpublic schools,” as they are known in the Ohio Revised Code) operate with a minimal...
A thorough overview of Ohio's teacher evaluation framework
Over the last twenty years, Ohio has transformed its vocational schools of yesteryear—saddled with limited programs, narrowly...
The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) recently r eported the teacher evaluation results from 2013–14, the first year of...
Passed by the Ohio House and Senate, House Bill 70 sharpens the powers and duties of “ academic distress commissions ” (ADCs) in...
In the reauthorization debate, civil rights groups are pressing to have ESEA force states to "do something" in schools where...
Many people have misconceptions about career and technical education (CTE) that are grounded in an archaic view labeling CTE as...
Last week, Ohio policymakers took a bold step toward strengthening education in persistently low-performing districts. House Bill...
A push by some charter advocates resulted in a last-minute amendment to House Bill 2 which may introduce the “California Similar...
For the past year, Ohio policymakers have been grappling with the issue of deregulating public schools. But what does...
The Ohio Senate recently passed Senate Bill 3 (SB 3), legislation focused on “deregulation,” and sent it on to the House. The...
Although charter schools were created to be laboratories of innovation, regulations and policies often prevent them from reaching...
Teaching is hard. (Even if I weren’t a former high school teacher I would know that.) And it’s particularly hard when you feel...
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) this week gave notice to four charter schools that it sponsors of its determination to...
On May 18, another bill aimed at repealing Common Core in Ohio was introduced. House Bill 212 is far more troublesome than its...
When it comes to the raucous debate over standardized testing, cooler heads might just prevail. In a recent move, PARCC announced...
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...
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...
Marianne Lombardo
EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this commentary was published on EdReform Now’s blog on April 8. The post contrasted...
Over 120,000 charter students in Ohio deserve the opportunity to receive an excellent education. But far too often, Ohio charters...

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