Ohio Policy

Ohio policy makers just dismantled the high school graduation requirements for the class of 2018. This retreat harks back to the...
At the end of June, Governor John Kasich vetoed a provision in the state budget bill that would have changed school grading...
The Ohio General Assembly recently passed and Governor Kasich approved legislation that allows students in the class of 2018 to...
In early June, State Superintendent DeMaria shared with the state school board his recommendations for streamlining Ohio’s...
In early June, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released an updated draft of its ESSA plan for public comment. The...
In a provocative headline, a recent Wall Street Journal article proclaimed that “ Rural America Is the New ‘Inner City.’ ” The...
This blog originally appeared as an editorial in today’s edition of the Columbus Dispatch. The Ohio Senate just voted to allow...
Despite their pronouncements to the contrary, many of Ohio’s affluent suburban school districts are about as “public” as a gated...
Recently, several school districts asked to be repaid a chunk of the money that the state of Ohio is attempting to recover from...
John Zitzner
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Greg R. Lawson
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For years, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has released reports that rate and compare hundreds of teacher...
Bernie Moreno
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Stéphane Lavertu
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Interdistrict open enrollment allows students to attend public schools outside their district of residence. It is among the...
A college degree is becoming increasingly necessary in order for young people to attain the jobs they want, and yet getting to...
Posted just six hours after the close of Mother’s Day, this eerily titled article, “ Some school districts tail parents to check...
Performance-based funding in the public sector has begun to take root in recent years, most prominently in higher education and...
Back in February, U.S. News and World Report named Massachusetts the top state in its Best States rankings . Though the Bay State...

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