Ohio Policy

It’s no secret that teaching kids how to read is extremely important. Research shows that children who don’t read proficiently by...
 
 
Since the inception of Ohio’s charter school program in 1998, gallons of ink have been spilled documenting the missteps of a few...
 
 
You’ve probably heard by now that basketball superstar LeBron James opened a school for at-risk kids in his hometown of Akron,...
 
 
Weighted student funding, also known as student-based budgeting (SBB), is a funding mechanism that aims to allocate school...
 
 
Since 2007, Ohio’s minimum wage has climbed from $6.85 per hour to the current rate of $8.30. Earlier this year , state...
 
 
Online charter schools have been front-page material in every major Ohio newspaper for the past two years. The coverage, largely...
 
 
A couple of years ago, I had the honor of interviewing for a vacancy on my local school board. Working at an education think tank...
 
 
I recently wrote about some big changes that are coming for Ohio’s dropout prevention and recovery schools (DPRS), thanks to...
 
 
At the most recent State Board of Education meeting, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) reported preliminary test results...
 
 
With summer vacations now in full swing, the Ohio legislature is taking a breather after an eventful first half of 2018. The...
 
 
No two charter public schools are alike and the guiding purpose of the Pathway to Success series is to highlight the breadth of...
Over the past two years, Fordham has been an outspoken critic of some of the efforts to modify Ohio’s graduation requirements. It...
 
 
With college tuition at an all-time high, Ohio families are increasingly interested in finding ways to save on costs. Dual credit...
 
 
Over the past month, local newspapers across Ohio have blasted headlines such as “ Local schools lost millions to ECOT ” and “...
 
 
State report cards are a hot topic in Ohio, but most of the attention has been focused on the system used for traditional...
 
 
In a pattern now becoming all too familiar, the State Board of Education recently got spooked by the prospect of tougher...
 
 
In a recent blog , I described an initiative called New Skills for Youth (NSFY) that aims to help states transform their career-...
 
 
When state report cards are released this fall, it will be the first time that overall letter grades are assigned to districts...
 
 
Education will always be one of Ohio’s highest priorities. It bonds communities together, provides the foundation for the state’s...
 
 

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