Ohio Policy

I recently visited United Preparatory Academy (UPrep). It’s a charter school serving students in grades K-4 (growing to grade...
Most American teenagers plan to head off to college after high school. In my organization’s recent survey of over 2,000 U.S...
When it comes to gauging the performance of Ohio’s public charter schools, unfair comparisons and generalizations are all too...
Dr. Geno Thomas
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
On September 15, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) submitted its ESSA plan to the U.S. Department of Education. Ohio’s...
Cris Gulacy-Worrel
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
A recent article in Education Week highlighted how an under-the-radar ESSA provision could spell trouble for states with multiple...
Last week, the Ohio Department of Education released school grades for the 2016-17 school year. These report cards offer Buckeye...
The Statehouse newspaper, Gongwer , recently ran a piece covering the ACT test results for Ohio’s graduating class of 2017. The...
As Ohio’s annual report cards are released this week, Fordham is gearing up to dive into the data and explore what it means about...
The Ohio Department of Education is expected to release report cards for the 2016-17 school year by the end of this week. Like an...
In response to widespread fears that too many students would fail to pass the state’s seven high school End Of Course (EOC) tests...
As part of the most recent state budget, Ohio lawmakers created alternative graduation pathways for the class of 2018 in response...
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...
Interdistrict open enrollment allows students to attend public schools outside their district of residence. It is among the...

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