Ohio Policy

Next September, Ohio districts and schools will receive an overall grade on their report cards. While the Buckeye State has...
Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Education released the second round of charter sponsor (a.k.a. authorizer) ratings. The Plain...
Since 2012 , the Center for Education Reform (CER) has released an annual “ parent power index ,”—a scorecard for states as well...
Youngstown City School’s CEO Krish Mohip recently announced significant changes to how his district will evaluate its teachers...
In the last week, central Ohioans got an interesting look at how Columbus City Schools deals with its taxpayer-provided finances...
For the first time in their lives, my twin daughters are attending separate schools. It was a hard decision made after a lot of...
In That State Up North, a debate is brewing over the state board of education. Several Michigan lawmakers recently introduced a...
Has William Phillis, head of the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding and long-standing charter critic, been...
It’s frustrating feeling like a broken record, but Stephen Dyer’s comparisons between school districts and charter schools can’t...
I recently visited United Preparatory Academy (UPrep). It’s a charter school serving students in grades K-4 (growing to grade...
Most American teenagers plan to head off to college after high school. In my organization’s recent survey of over 2,000 U.S...
When it comes to gauging the performance of Ohio’s public charter schools, unfair comparisons and generalizations are all too...
Dr. Geno Thomas
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On September 15, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) submitted its ESSA plan to the U.S. Department of Education. Ohio’s...
Cris Gulacy-Worrel
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
A recent article in Education Week highlighted how an under-the-radar ESSA provision could spell trouble for states with multiple...
Last week, the Ohio Department of Education released school grades for the 2016-17 school year. These report cards offer Buckeye...
The Statehouse newspaper, Gongwer , recently ran a piece covering the ACT test results for Ohio’s graduating class of 2017. The...
In response to widespread fears that too many students would fail to pass the state’s seven high school End Of Course (EOC) tests...

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