Students at Dayton View Academy walk silently through the school halls.
One thing that sets apart Fordham from other education think tanks is our sponsorship of charter schools in Ohio . This week I've had the opportunity to tour two of these schools in Dayton, Dayton View Academy and Dayton Academy , as well as two charters sponsored by other institutions. Talking with the students, teachers and administrators and seeing them in action has been a good reminder that beyond all the education policy talk in Washington, there are real people living, learning and trying to make a difference. Here are photographs of a few of the students I met.
(To learn more about Dayton and its education challenges, I recommend reading this interesting Dayton Daily News opinion piece by Terry Ryan, Fordham's vice president for Ohio programs and policy.)
Dayton Academy students Chloe Tate (left) and RaeAunna Curlett (right) demonstrate how to use EdPAD portable computers.
Lunchtime at Dayton Academy
Listening to the...