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December 17, 2014

Ohio Needs to Tighten Charter School Oversight, Report Says

In response to a major study showing poor performance among Ohio charter schools, a national education-consulting group is proposing several policy changes for the state.

December 10, 2014

Ohio to Give Local Districts Discretion Over Staffing for Art, Music and Gym

The vote this week by the state's Board of Education gets rid of a state requirement and leaves decisions about staffing in those areas up to the local school districts.

December 08, 2014

Where Early-Literacy Policies Stand in States, and What to Expect in 2015

One thing to watch out for next year is how many states approve policies that hold teachers as well as schools more directly accountable for student literacy.

December 08, 2014

Deadline Nears for Ohio's New Parent-Trigger Law

Twenty Columbus, Ohio schools are eligible for sweeping education reforms under the state's parent-trigger law, but parents haven't sought to use the controversial strategy.

December 05, 2014

Ohio's Parent-Trigger Law Has No Takers So Far

Twenty Columbus, Ohio schools are eligible for sweeping education reforms under the state's parent-trigger law, but parents haven't sought to use the controversial strategy.

November 06, 2014

Ohio Bill to Repeal Common Core Clears Committee, Future Unclear

A bill to repeal the Common Core State Standards in Ohio passed a House committee, but its future in the state legislature is uncertain.

October 28, 2014

Ed. Sec. Duncan Discusses Challenges, Successes of Rural Schools

At a forum in Ohio, Arne Duncan highlighted efforts to improve rural schools and outcomes for rural children.

October 20, 2014

Polls Show Early Education Popular in Battleground States

The next step for advocacy groups is to get candidates to support the initiatives, says Kris Perry, the executive director of the First Five Years Fund.

October 09, 2014

Columbus District Employees to Return Bonuses Earned For Bogus Gains

The district, which has been at the center of a statewide 'data-scrubbing' attendance scandal, rewarded employees in schools that showed steady academic improvement. The gains turned out to be the result of data manipulation.

October 02, 2014

New Website Aims to Compare Ohio Charters, Districts for Parents

Charter critics and advocates in Ohio debate the usefulness of a new online website comparing charter schools to traditional public school districts.

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