Ohio Policy

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...
 
 
Since 2007, Ohio’s minimum wage has climbed from $6.85 per hour to the current rate of $8.30. Earlier this year , state...
 
 
Online charter schools have been front-page material in every major Ohio newspaper for the past two years. The coverage, largely...
 
 
A couple of years ago, I had the honor of interviewing for a vacancy on my local school board. Working at an education think tank...
 
 
I recently wrote about some big changes that are coming for Ohio’s dropout prevention and recovery schools (DPRS), thanks to...
 
 
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...
With college tuition at an all-time high, Ohio families are increasingly interested in finding ways to save on costs. Dual credit...
 
 
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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