Ohio Policy

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...
 
 
If kicking the accountability can down the road were an Olympic sport, Ohio policymakers would win the gold medal. The latest...
 
 
In a recent analysis of the Academic Distress Commission (ADC) system currently in place in Youngstown City Schools, my colleague...
 
 
Comparing Ohio K–12 education to other states helps us gauge the pace of progress, provides ideas on improvement, and gets us out...
 
 
Ohio is no stranger to district turnarounds. Back in 2007, academic distress commissions (ADCs) were added to state law as a way...
 
 
Education is hard, so we should celebrate success at every opportunity. A sky-high graduation rate, for example, should make us...
 
 
By Terry Ryan
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
 
 
NOTE: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Fordham Ohio staffers will be blogging about teachers, principals, and guidance...
 
 
The debate around Ohio’s school report cards continues to simmer. An outspoken critic since last year’s report card release,...
 
 
Last month, Paymon Rouhanifard announced that he would be stepping down from his position as the superintendent of Camden Public...
 
 
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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