Ohio Policy

The new education law of the land—the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)—has been the talk of the town since President Obama...
We at Fordham recently released an evaluation on Ohio’s largest voucher initiative—the EdChoice Scholarship. The study provides a...
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...
In a previous blog post, we urged Ohio’s newly formed Dropout Prevention and Recovery Study Committee to carefully review the...
Eighteen months ago, Ohio proved it was finally serious about cleaning up its charter sector, with Governor Kasich and the Ohio...
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) required states to identify and intervene in persistently low-performing schools. Some states opted...
Shortly after Ohio lawmakers enacted a new voucher program in 2005, the state budget office wrote in its fiscal analysis, “The...
I remember the exact moment I became a charter school supporter. It was 2006, and I was a few days away from completing my first...
On June 22, the Dropout Prevention and Recovery Study Committee met for its first of three meetings this summer. The committee is...
Traditional districts that serve as charter school sponsors are often glossed over in the debate over Ohio’s charter sector. But...
A short article published this week in the Columbus Dispatch makes serious reporting mistakes that leave readers with a distorted...
Last year’s biennial budget ( HB 64 ) required Ohio to define what it means to be a “consistently high-performing teacher” by...
Thomas J. Lasley II
NOTE: Tom Lasley, executive director of Learn to Earn Dayton and former dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences at...
Ohio’s largest online school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), has recently caught flack for its low graduation rate...
Too much of what we hear about urban public schools in America is disheartening. A student’s zip code—whether she...
Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is looming on the horizon, and education leaders and policy makers are in...
NOTE: This is the introduction to Fordham Ohio's latest report— Pathway to Success: DECA prepares students for rigors of college...
Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Education announced a new award for schools that exceeded expectations for student...
In K–12 education, states have historically granted monopolies to school districts. This tradition has left most parents and...

June Ahn

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