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August 27, 2015

Former Columbus Administrator to Serve 14 Days in Jail in Data-Scrubbing Case

Michael Dodds is the fourth school administrator to be found guilty as part of a scheme to change student data to inflate district performance.

August 21, 2015

NCLB Waivers Renewed for Four States; South Dakota's Put on 'High Risk'

Unlike last week's renewals, in which each state locked in generous three-year waiver extensions, this round of states secured only a one-year renewal.

August 04, 2015

Ohio School Districts Band Together To Demand More Local Control

About 40 Ohio school districts formed an advocacy group to push back against an "avalanche" of federal and state policies.

August 04, 2015

Push for Local Control by Ohio Districts Opposes State, Federal Policy Meddling

Fed up with what they see as policies from state and national lawmakers that bog teachers down, a group of districts in Ohio have formed a network to push for greater local control.

July 31, 2015

In Ohio, Online Exams Most Popular Among Rural Schools

Although rural schools often struggle with Internet access and technology upgrades, rural districts in Ohio have embraced online exams.

July 21, 2015

Extensive K-12 Record for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Newest GOP White House Hopeful

The former congressman and current governor of the Buckeye State has a record on K-12 policy that stretches back decades and touches on education spending and school choice.

July 20, 2015

Ohio's School Choice Director Resigns After Omitting Failing Grades

Ohio's top school choice official has resigned for not including the failing grades of some online charter schools in their sponsors' evaluations.

June 29, 2015

Ohio Poised to Ditch PARCC Common-Core Test in Budget Sent to Gov. Kasich

House Bill 64, the biennial 2015-17 budget that lawmakers sent to Gov. John Kasich, prohibits the state from purchasing the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam

June 17, 2015

Johnny on the Spot: Ohio Gov. Kasich, Common Core, and the 2016 Campaign

Unlike fellow Republican Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a sitting public official and common-core supporter who has parried a variety of attacks on the standards.

May 20, 2015

Ohio House Passes Bill to Cut PARCC Test; Plus, Md. and Ill. Testing News

The number of states curtailing or considering a review of their involvement with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam has grown in recent weeks.

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