Ohio Policy

In our recent writings at the Ohio Gadfly, we’ve expressed dismay—sometimes outrage—at the education goings-on in the Buckeye...
 
 
In August, the Ohio Department (ODE) of Education and the State Board of Education (SBOE) released their five-year strategic plan...
 
 
Last year, the state legislature followed a recommendation made by the State Board of Education and created a series of...
 
 
NOTE: On September 14, 2018, Chad Aldis was invited to provide testimony to the Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on...
 
 
In fashion these days are craft breweries, shabby-chic decor, and farm-to-fork restaurants. But what’ll get you a seat at the...
 
 
In Ohio today, approximately 250,000 students—rich and poor alike—are formally identified as gifted. These “high flyers” have...
At this month’s meeting of the State Board of Education, members debated a draft proposal for a new set of graduation...
 
 
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
 
 
As part of the XQ Institute’s continued efforts to reinvent American high schools to better align with the modern world, it...
 
 
Setting a high standard and then backing away from it the way Ohio policymakers have done repeatedly over the last few years is...
 
 
Last Thursday, Ohio released annual school report cards that offer parents and communities an objective review of the academic...
 
 
On a recent visit to Xenia schools, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria said : “I think so many times we underestimate what...
 
 
In the final days of August, the Ohio Department (ODE) of Education and the State Board of Education released their five-year...
 
 
In a recent report , school-funding expert Howard Fleeter analyzes Ohio districts’ revenues stretching back to 1999. His study...
 
 
In Ohio, debate over high school graduation requirements has raged for over a year . At various points, policymakers have...
 
 
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...
 
 
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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