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What’s Ohio’s Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act?

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A new plan from the Ohio Department of Education outlines the trajectory of the state’s education goals over the next 10 years. On February 2nd, ODE released its draft plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the education law with bipartisan congressional support. It requires each… Read More

The State of Ohio’s Controversial School Turn-Around Law

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Quality education. It’s what parents want for their kids. Education leaders and state lawmakers say they want the same. Still, many Ohio schools lag behind. In October of 2015, House Bill 70 passed amid controversy as an intervention for the state’s persistently failing schools. The two districts confronting the limits and effectiveness of the law… Read More

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Teachers Union Recommends New Policies for State’s Education System

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The Ohio Education Association Commission on Student Success released a report last week recommending new policies for the state’s education system. The report was first presented to legislators and the State Board of Education. “We wanted to lay out what a high-quality system—that’s well aligned, particularly related to student assessment, teacher quality and teacher evaluation,… Read More