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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.

February 24, 2015

CTE and Global Education: The Perfect Marriage

Global competence is a natural fit in CTE programs. Learn why and read about examples from Ohio.

January 28, 2015

Ohio Foundation Faces Pressure to Shutter Charters Under FBI, State Scrutiny

Activists are calling for the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation to cancel 11 contracts with Concept Schools, a charter management company whose Ohio charters have been under both state and federal investigation for labor practices, alleged sexual misconduct, and tampering with test and attendance records.

January 23, 2015

Charter Schools in Two Ohio Cities Push to Unionize

Staff members from three Ohio charters are seeking to organize. If they succeed, they'll join a small group of unionized charter schools nationally.

January 02, 2015

Growth of Ohio Charter Schools Slows Following Rocky 2014

The Columbus Dispatch reports that only 11 new schools opened last year, compared to over 50 in 2013.

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.

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