Gadfly Bites 10/15/18 – Nice euphemism

  1. All of today’s news revolves around school districts operating under a declaration of academic distress and all that goes along with it. First up, despite the ongoing litigation relating to the academic distress designation, the first appointees to East Cleveland’s Academic Distress Commission were announced late last week by the Ohio Department of Education. (Clevelabnd Plain Dealer, 10/12/18)
  2. Meanwhile, OG ADC CEO Krish Mohip announced last week that he will be leaving Youngstown when his current contract expires in June. (Youngstown Vindicator, 10/12/18) Editors in Youngstown today opined on their hopes for the next district CEO. (Youngstown Vindicator, 10/15/18)
  3. Finally today, Lorain City Schools has released a new guidebook explaining to parents the new standards-based grading protocol in place in Kindergarten through 8th grade. It replaces typical A-to-F/GPA grading in favor of a five-point scale indicating distance from mastery. (Northern Ohio Morning Journal, 10/12/18)

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Jeff Murray
Jeff Murray is the Ohio Operations Manager of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute,