Questions and controversy surround Ohio's value-added scores
November 15, 2011
- According to new data from the U.S. Census
Bureau, federal programs similar to Head Start are keeping more than 2 million
disadvantaged American children out of poverty.
- In Ohio more than half of all charter schools
are located in the state’s “Big 8” urban districts, but a growing number of
students are now going to charter schools from suburban districts.
- Controversy over Ohio’s value-added system now being used to evaluate teachers continues as the first
results (or a pilot) have been released. Unions feel the model is flawed, while proponents claim it identifies
- One principal in Mason, Ohio is seeing double. Principal Eric Messer is the first principal in
Mason’s history to be in charge of two elementary schools, resulting in two
offices, two different school staffs, and different school schedules.