Common Core academic standards: Moving beyond adoption in the Buckeye State
Common Core standards best most states’ standards, including Ohio’s
Seeing all sides of the state’s new science standards
Common Core standards are a smart move for the Buckeye State
Tackling the Yo-Yo effect: Improving Ohio's value-added model
Adding value to value-added: Getting more out of the data we have
Use value-added data to measure teacher effectiveness; but humanely
Is Ohio’s value-added system broken?
The data is already holding everyone else accountable; why not teachers?
Value-added analysis is more art than science
Ohio’s rating system
NCLB’s teeth now sinking into high-performers
Changes to Ohio’s academic rating system about to become law
Should school ratings be available before start of new school year?
National Assessment for Educational Progress
Surprise, Surprise? Not in Ohio’s NAEP reading results
Losing LeBron isn’t Cleveland’s biggest problem
Other achievement trends
Ohio districts that have grown in poverty are holding steady on achievement (true story)
College outlook not bright for Ohio grads, says ACT report
Fordham-authorized school ranks among very best urban public middle schools
Running in place – Ohio’s reading and math scores stagnate
Also running in place – Ohio’s e-school performance
The Chinese delegation to... Ohio?
Sponsorship & accountability
Closed charter school returns $423,421 to state’s coffers
Fordham plans to merge its sponsorship effort
Fordham's charter school sponsorship contract 2.0
Buckeye State holding charter school sponsors accountable
Quality must trump quantity when it comes to new charter schools
Charter sector needs to shear its black sheep
What do you think--second half of the charter school bargain?
Fordham is lots of things, but hypocrite is not one of them
Toward excellence in charter school authorizing
Ohio can learn from Gates' District-Charter Compact endeavor
Other Ohio districts should take a cue from Cleveland
Quality education should trump district damage control
Cincinnati: We’ll sell you a school building, just don’t use it for a school
Charters in Ohio hope for equal-opportunity hospitality
The wheels on the bus go… late, off-route, and terribly mismanaged
District-charter relationships are love/hate
Romeo and Juliet have nothing on Ohio charter schools
Can the school-choice genie go back in the bottle?
Top non-profit charter models leave Ohio behind
ODE sets charter accountability sights on district conversion schools
Cincinnati’s magnet schools: Of campfires and enrollment apps
Bias, faulty research cloud valid message in charter school report
Accolades, grant dollars, and high-flying charters bypass the Buckeye State
Skepticism about Chicago’s charter unionization
Race to the Top
The race is on and teachers are front and center
If Ohio wins Race to the Top, what type of students will funds reach?
RttT reforms are good, but can we afford them over the long-haul?
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! (Now drop it.)
Ohio’s Race to the Top application rewrite should improve “Great Teachers & Leaders” section
Race to the Top: How Ohio can go from a B- to an A
Vigilant stakeholders must hold Ohio to its Race to the Top data promises
Race to the Top isn’t the Oscars
Teachers:’ "new contract higher priority than Race to the Top"
More Race to the Top drop-outs
Update: Can Race to the Top decisions really be politics-free?
Can Race to the Top decisions really be politics-free?
Dayton Education Association makes (weak) case for rejecting RttT
Bankrupt of logic: Dayton’s teachers union rejects Race to the Top, despite $5 million deficit
Majority of Ohio districts/charters rejected on first RttT try
Will the timing of Race to the Top force compromises?
Ohio unions are hand in glove with writers of Buckeye State’s Race to the Top application – why this is a bad thing
Ohio districts smart to sock away Edujobs funding
Edujobs: What’s hyperbole and what’s real?
Ohio stands to gain more from RttT than Edujobs bill
School Improvement Grants
Should federal dollars be used to try to turn around failing charters?
Ohio schools winning School Improvement Grants select easiest model
Worst SIG-winning schools get $31 million. Similar charters would be shuttered
Re: Worst middle school in Ohio will turn itself around?
Worst middle school in Ohio will turn itself around? (What’s the definition of insanity again?)
Every bit counts: Ohio could gain tens of millions under revised Title I formula
guvs: “the public is on our side” (in taking on public employee
& teacher unions)
Public catching on to pension system woes
Pessimistic scientists: 1, State Teachers Retirement System: 0
State pension fund execs peering through rose-colored glasses
Education facing demands at a time of leaner rations
Unraveling constant school spending growth
"Reform dollars” for education are dwarfed by status quo spending
Educating children while living within our means
When there is less of it, school funding should encourage innovation
Search for cost-savings is nothing new for local school districts
Timing is right in Ohio for smart district consolidation
Did you Know? Fiscal impact of raising student-teacher ratios in Ohio
Just how top-heavy are some of Ohio’s school districts?
Ohio’s school funding “fix” hasn’t changed reality for some communities
Lessons on class-size reduction from Florida
Weak links to student achievement in school funding model
Charter schools bracing for funding cuts, still seeking parity
The new normal in public education: doing more with less
you Know? Growth in Ohio’s teaching force amidst decline in
Ohio ranks high in number of teachers with master's degrees
McKinsey’s “Closing the Talent Gap”
Reevaluating the meaning of teacher commitment
Dayton Urban League ceases operations after 63 years
Adults biggest hurdle to reforms that Cleveland’s students deserve
Becoming charters could save Cleveland’s most promising schools
Cleveland teachers union: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em
Setbacks in Cincinnati
A Promising future for charter schools in Dayton
Policy changes necessary for Cleveland to see Baltimore-like success
The worst news in Cleveland this week has nothing to do with LeBron
Keeping Cleveland from going the way of Detroit
Youngstown needs to think outside the box
Bright spots in urban education: 16 high-performing schools
“Educational malpractice” taking place in Ohio’s longest-suffering schools
voucher program reaches its cap – how much “evidence” will justify
Hundreds of Ohio students on EdChoice Scholarship (voucher) waitlist
85,000 students eligible for Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship (voucher)
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