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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.

May 12, 2015

Cleveland Schools Brace for Verdict in Police Shooting Case

As Cleveland awaits a verdict in a high-profile police shooting case, schools are preparing for emotional discussions and safety concerns that may arise.

May 01, 2015

In Rural Ohio, Funding Cuts Impact English-Language Learners

Many rural schools rely on federal funding to serve students from migrant families, but that funding disappear when families settle down.

April 28, 2015

School Closures: Under Studied and Over Demonized?

A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute finds that, on average, Ohio students gleaned academic benefits when their poor-performing schools were shut down and they enrolled elsewhere. But the study also acknowledges there's a major dearth of research on how school closures impact students.

April 28, 2015

Closures in Ohio's Districts Led Most Students to Better Schools, Report Says

A new report from The Thomas B. Fordham Institute examining charter and regular district school closures in Ohio showed that displaced students made gains in math and reading and the majority ended up in better schools.

April 15, 2015

Ohio Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push for More Charter School Oversight

Two state senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced a bill that would require more transparency and oversight in the state's charter sector.

April 08, 2015

Rural Ohio Districts to Miss Out Under Funding Proposal

Most of the new state funds would go to urban districts, while decreasing funding to rural districts.

April 06, 2015

New Principal Training Program in Ohio Will Put Leaders in High-Poverty Schools

A new Ohio program, The Bright New Leaders for Ohio Schools, seeks to train proven leaders, including those without a background in education, to place in the state's high-poverty schools.

March 11, 2015

Wine and Cheese: California, Wisconsin Mull Testing's Place in Accountability

As states roll out new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, they're also considering, or reconsidering, how to use them in accountability systems.

March 03, 2015

Report: State Policies Largely Unclear on Testing Opt-Out Policies, Consequences

Ohio and New Mexico provide clear possible consequences for students if they opt out, but the majority of states don't directly address such ramifications, a study finds.

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