- Poverty and poor performance linked in school report cards
- > 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
- > 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
- Cincinnati teachers union voices opposition to Teach for America. Board candidate disappointed
- > Sep 17, 6:35 AM: For the first time, the teachers union at Cincinnati Public Schools formally voiced its opposition to Teach for America. The move was designed as a slap on a school board candidate with ties to the program, union officials
- Local charter school report card grades still low, but improving
- Sep 17, 5:36 AM: Charters in area outpace urban district schools in test scores and progress.
- What has changed for e-schools since the ECOT fallout?
- > Sep 16, 7:19 AM: Lexus Wills, 19, of Newark, Ohio, has nothing negative to say about her online alma mater. She loved the virtual charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, for the flexibility it afforded her and had enrolled
- State touts school improvement; ex-leader calls some gains misleading
- > Sep 16, 5:53 AM: Ohio Department of Education officials expressed optimism about higher statewide scores on the 2018-19 school report cards, but a former state school board president said some of the gains were a meaningless result of
- ‘I refuse to let the report card define us’: Springfield superintendent after ‘F’ grade
Springfield City School District dropped a grade to an ‘F’ overall on state report cards which were released on Thursday morning.
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- State would take over schools after six years of failing to improve, under new plan
- > Sep 11, 5:24 AM: The Ohio Senate is debating yet another proposal to overhaul state takeovers of struggling school districts, with the latest plan calling for state-funded analysis of troubled schools followed by intense state intervention
- Program for helps high school dropouts find a future
- > Sep 10, 5:59 AM: But everything thing changed for both of them when they discovered Youth Build. It's a public, non-profit charter school in north Columbus that helps kids ages 16 to 21 graduate from high school and learn a trade at the
- Shortcomings in educating poor students drags Ohio’s rating down
- > Sep 6, 7:27 AM: With some of the worst scores in the nation for poverty-based student achievement gaps, funding discrepancies for the neediest schools, and limited success of adults, Ohio made little improvement in educating children this
- After 20 years of charter schools, what's worked and what hasn't
- Sep 6, 7:10 AM: The road has not been easy for all charters. 306 charter schools have closed their doors statewide since 1998. Just over 30 have closed in our area alone.
- Summit Academy Parma teachers report new, positive atmosphere at charter school
- Sep 3, 7:27 AM: After striking for nine days earlier this year over student learning conditions, Summit Academy Parma teachers are reporting a dramatic difference at the Stumph Road school.
- Editorial: Secrecy around schools’ union contract isn’t good for anyone
- > Aug 22, 5:21 AM: News that Columbus Education Association leaders and the school board reached agreement on Aug. 2 was welcome. Columbus students’ education won’t be interrupted by a strike or strife, and a healthy working relationship
- Editorial: Charter school drop in enrollment could signal stability
- > Aug 21, 7:18 AM: News that charter-school enrollment in Ohio has continued its six-year decline probably is good — not because all charter schools are bad, but because bad charter schools harm kids and Ohio used to have far too many of
- Ohio charter school enrollment continues to decline
- Aug 16, 7:29 AM: Fewer Ohio students are attending charter schools as enrollment in the tax-funded, privately operated schools has dropped for the sixth straight year.
- Dayton schools takes on student attendance problems with new campaign
- Aug 15, 5:39 AM: Dayton Public Schools launched a new campaign to boost student attendance after ranking among the bottom 10 school districts in Ohio in that category for each of the past three years.
- Former board president raises opposition to Marion Prep
- > Aug 9, 7:06 AM: A resident of the Marion City School District (MCS) voiced his opposition to the new Marion Preparatory Academy (MPA), sparking a lengthy discussion about the charter school that is scheduled to open next week.
- First round of Cleveland's "Say Yes to Education" scholarship students beginning college
- Aug 6, 8:20 AM: In the coming weeks, hundreds of graduates from high schools in Cleveland are starting college — and their tuition is being completely covered.
- Columbus council rejects two ballot measures as about 800 protesters circled city hall
- > Jul 30, 7:48 AM: While about 800 people protested outside Monday’s Columbus City Council meeting against property-tax breaks given to real-estate developers, the council went about its business and voted to keep a ticket-taxes referendum
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