Ohio Policy

Education Week just released its 22nd annual report and rankings of state education systems. Faster than we can read the report...
After losing its sponsorship , ECOT, the largest e-school in Ohio, appears to be on the brink of closure. Districts and other e-...
As reported by the Dispatch last week, Columbus City Schools has unveiled plans to expand selective admission among its magnet...
Jessica Shopoff, M.Ed. and Chase Eskelsen, M.Ed.
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
In my book, state-level policymaking should be like good parenting. It should incentivize the behaviors you’re looking to inspire...
The state board of education voted today to recommend that the General Assembly extend previously-relaxed graduation requirements...
In case you missed it during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, Ohio recently announced how students can earn a new...
I don’t know about you, but for the most part, I shut down my social media and news apps over the winter holiday this year. As it...
One of the perils of working at a think tank, especially one like Fordham, which encourages provocative ideas and never shies...
To ring in the New Year, we at the Ohio Gadfly have a tradition— two years running!—of predicting the top issues in education for...
In the world of American politics, controversy dominated 2017. In the world of Ohio education policy, things were a bit quieter—...
Here at Fordham, we try to keep our finger on the pulse of what our Ohio readers are interested in. But every year, we are...
Last week, Bellwether Education Partners (in partnership with the Collaborative for Student Success) released its review of Ohio’...
For more than a decade, Ohio’s annual school report cards have offered the public information on school quality. The current...
At its November meeting, the State Board of Education reopened the debate over Ohio’s graduation standards. To facilitate this...
The annual “ parent power index ” published by the Center for Education Reform raises worthy questions—how much power is afforded...
The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation’s sponsorship annual report highlights our work with eleven schools that served 4,150 students...
Next September, Ohio districts and schools will receive an overall grade on their report cards. While the Buckeye State has...
Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Education released the second round of charter sponsor (a.k.a. authorizer) ratings. The Plain...
Since 2012 , the Center for Education Reform (CER) has released an annual “ parent power index ,”—a scorecard for states as well...
For the first time in their lives, my twin daughters are attending separate schools. It was a hard decision made after a lot of...
In That State Up North, a debate is brewing over the state board of education. Several Michigan lawmakers recently introduced a...

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