Ohio Policy

We here at Fordham are obsessed with data, in case you didn’t know. Never more so than at the end of the year when we look to see...
Ever since the supposed “graduation apocalypse” was first declared two years ago, we at Fordham have been vocal about the dangers...
 
 
The ongoing debate on what standards (if any) students in the class of 2019 should have to meet in order to receive a diploma has...
 
 
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Ohio Senate Education Committee is this week taking testimony on House Bill 491 which, as amended, would...
 
 
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece that charged school district officials in various cities...
 
 
In Ohio’s great graduation debate , we at Fordham have warned that lowering the bar is tantamount to the “soft bigotry of low...
 
 
The 2017-18 school year saw our sponsorship portfolio grow from 4,100 students in 2016-17 to 4,800 students across five Ohio...
Earlier this week, Republican candidate and current Attorney General Mike DeWine won the Ohio gubernatorial election by 4.2...
 
 
Ohio’s news outlets have covered the debate over graduation requirements as if it were a burning problem that policymakers need...
 
 
A few weeks ago, officials at ACT released a report that breaks down the ACT test results of the 2018 graduating class. It...
 
 
It’s no secret that school attendance is a significant factor in student achievement. In elementary school, truancy can...
 
 
Creating smart, coherent education policy is painstaking work; there are technical, budgetary, and political challenges at almost...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
Setting a high standard and then backing away from it the way Ohio policymakers have done repeatedly over the last few years is...
 
 
 
 

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