Ohio Policy

On September 15, Ohio released report cards for approximately 600 school districts and 3,500 public schools (district and charter...
We know that teacher quality is the most important in-school factor impacting student performance—and that the variation in...
Politicians are wise to pay attention to public opinion data, but they are also responsible for crafting sound policies based on...
As students and teachers settle back into school routines, thousands of high schoolers are getting their first taste of classes...
College may not be for all , but it is the chosen path of nearly fifty thousand Ohio high school grads . Unfortunately, almost...
Ohio’s report card release showed a slight narrowing of the “ honesty gap ”—the difference between the state’s own proficiency...
School report cards offer important view of student achievement - c ritical that schools be given continuity moving forward The...
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) announced that it would release the $71 million Charter School Program (CSP)...
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump recently visited Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy, a charter school educating...
There are emerging signs, as I’ve written , that Ohio’s charter law overhaul (HB 2) is working. Significant numbers of poorly...
Last week, several of my Fordham colleagues published a fantastic fifty-state review of accountability systems and how they...
How does teaching stack up to other occupations in terms of compensation? A recent analysis from the Economic Policy Institute (...
Although recent analyses show that the child poverty rate isn't as high as many people believe , the fact remains that millions...
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther is passionately outspoken about Columbus City Schools. He is an alumnus of the district, and his...
Columbus Collegiate Academy (CCA) epitomizes the relentlessness and vision necessary to close achievement gaps in urban education...
Columbus Collegiate Academy (CCA) epitomizes the relentlessness and vision necessary to close achievement gaps in urban education...
Ohio has developed one of the nation’s best school report cards , packed with data and clear A–F ratings for schools and...
August 16 marked the first day of school for the thousands of children who attend the Dayton Public Schools (DPS). They returned...
Competency-based education has attracted attention as a “ disruptive innovation ” that could remake American schools. Under this...
Chronic absenteeism among students elicits serious concern for good reason. When pupils miss many days of school, they risk...
The new education law of the land—the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)—has been the talk of the town since President Obama...
Rabbi Eric "Yitz" Frank
This blog was originally posted on Education Next on July 24, 2016. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently released a study on...
Eighteen months ago, Ohio proved it was finally serious about cleaning up its charter sector, with Governor Kasich and the Ohio...
Shortly after Ohio lawmakers enacted a new voucher program in 2005, the state budget office wrote in its fiscal analysis, “The...

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