Ohio Policy

Back in July, the Columbus Dispatch posted an article entitled “Ohio high schoolers test poorly in math.” The story emerged from...
July and August might otherwise be sleepy months best reserved for recovering from Ohio’s biennial budget process, lounging...
John Mullaney
NOTES: John Mullaney is the Executive Director of the Nord Family Foundation. Both authors were part of the Straight A Fund...
The big squeeze continues. Ohio’s charter sector shrinks again as reforms enacted in 2012 and 2015 are fully implemented. The...
Somewhere between the right and the left – between the un-nuanced mantras of personal responsibility and big government – lie...
Last month, several urban Ohio school districts began sounding alarms over Ohio’s third-grade reading guarantee—a policy put in...
Nestled within the General Assembly’s final budget plan as sent to Governor Kasich on June 28 was an under-the-radar provision...
Last month, the Center for Research on Educational Options (CREDO) at Stanford University released a new analysis of the...
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...
For years, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has released reports that rate and compare hundreds of teacher...
Stéphane Lavertu
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
Interdistrict open enrollment allows students to attend public schools outside their district of residence. It is among the...

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