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Voucher expansion’s “unintended consequences” could blow holes in school district budgets
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Dec 12, 7:25 AM: Ohio state legislators are scrambling for a solution to what some say are unintended consequences of a looming, massive expansion of private school vouchers that could blow holes in local school district budgets.
Opinion: Larry Householder should aim for nothing less than a truly comprehensive Ohio school-funding fix
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Dec 11, 7:22 AM: In the absence of solid overall school-funding reform in Ohio, piecemeal fixes have occurred, some with unanticipated consequences. One of them -- and what must get Householder’s immediate attention in whatever overall fix he >
Expansion of Voucher Program Could Cost Public Schools Millions
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Dec 10, 7:20 AM: Ohio’s public schools could lose millions of dollars to private schools through an expansion of the state’s biggest voucher program. New rules on criteria for the EdChoice program have increased the number of school buildings >
Columbus Board of Education picks up full cost of administrators’ pension payments, frustrating teachers 1 Study claims Ohio is among dumbest states 2 Capitol Insider | John Kasich in cross-hairs of new Falwell group fighting Christian 'liberals' 3
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Dec 9, 9:26 AM: In central Ohio, it’s common for school districts to cover the required payments their administrators make into the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, something the Columbus Board of Education recently agreed to start doing >
Expanded school choice program draws ire of local public schools
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Dec 9, 7:16 AM: Butler and Warren County public school officials are joining a growing chorus of opposition against an expanded state program allowing thousands more students to leave public schools for private schools, taking millions of state >
Local charter school measures impact of 4-day school week
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Dec 5, 7:54 AM: Dohn High School’s experiment of a four-day week is paying off, according to the school’s director. Ramone Davenport said staff members have seen an increase in enrollment and increased productivity with students and >
High-scoring public schools now subject to private school voucher program
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Dec 4, 7:02 AM: Student eligibility for state-paid private-school vouchers will skyrocket for the second year in a row next fall, and the list of eligible schools — including some high performers — is creating controversy among educators and >
A Look Inside Akron's College & Career Academies
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Dec 3, 8:03 AM: In Akron's College & Career Academies model, the school district is focused on offering hands-on experiences, rather than test-taking, while partnerships with the business community play a vital role.
Sponsors of local charter schools get strong ratings from state
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Dec 2, 7:55 AM: Most of the sponsors that oversee Dayton-area charter schools received solid ratings from the Ohio Department of Education this month, including three that earned the highest rating of “exemplary.
School choice gives kids options, but drains traditional neighborhood schools
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Dec 2, 6:06 AM: Cleveland’s massive population loss over the last few decades isn’t the sole reason the city’s neighborhood schools like Collinwood and Glenville high schools have seen such a devastating decline in >
Online teachers face real challenges in virtual classrooms
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Nov 18, 7:39 AM: Although online education is still somewhat rare, experts say it's a possibility that teachers should be exposed to -- especially as more traditional brick-and-mortar schools adopt a "blended learning" curriculum that uses both >
Voucher Program Targets Lakewood School For 'Underperforming'
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Nov 5, 8:28 AM: The EdChoice program makes it easier for students to attend private school, if they live in districts with "under-performing" public schools.
Despite the naysaying, school busing worked: Richard M. Perloff
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Oct 23, 7:24 AM: Yet, for all the criticism of busing, there is convincing evidence that busing helped narrow the achievement gap between Cleveland’s black and white students, while also increasing racial tolerance.
Program offers a jump start on college
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Oct 15, 7:08 AM: According to information from the Ohio Department of Education, College Credit Plus allows students in seventh through 12th grade to take up to 30 college credits per year, and a maximum of 120 college credits. Students earn college >
Youngstown begins process to create new school board
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Oct 9, 5:43 AM: A committee that will select the panel to nominate candidates for the forthcoming mayor-appointed Youngstown Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Youngstown Rayen Early College High School Community Room. It’s the >
Convert Lorain City Schools to charter schools to beat academic distress, candidate says
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Oct 3, 4:43 AM: Converting Lorain City Schools to charter schools could be a way to regain local control of the district, said one of Lorain’s mayoral candidates.
East Cleveland Schools CEO discusses 'F' grade in state of district address
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Oct 2, 6:02 AM: Tuesday night, the state-appointed president and CEO of East Cleveland City Schools gave the state of the district address.  The district got an 'F' on the recent state report card.
Editorial: No magic formula for turning around long-struggling schools
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Sep 27, 6:17 AM: Above all, a system of intervention in struggling school districts should be built on classroom-level changes that experienced educators know can make a difference: more teachers, aides, tutors and counselors; intensive reading >
Poverty and poor performance linked in school report cards
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Sep 20, 6:56 AM: Students in most of Ohio’s 337 lowest-performing schools, those getting overall Fs on their state report cards, lost academic ground last school year by failing to gain a full year of expected progress.
State considers new model for takeover of low-scoring schools
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Sep 18, 5:29 AM: Just five days after the latest state report card labeled some local schools with “D” and “F” grades, the state Senate is weighing a proposal for a new system of state takeover for schools with the lowest-scoring >

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