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Columbus City Schools Improves One Letter Grade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus City Schools Improves One Letter Grade

Columbus City Schools saw a letter-grade improvement to a ‘D’ on its State Report Card, among additional improvements over the last year. Released by the Ohio Department of Education, the report card shows results from state testing during the 2018-2019 school year. “While our overall grade of a ‘D’ is certainly not the end goal, […]

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Deadline Looms Today for ECOT Log-in Records Release

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Deadline Looms Today for ECOT Log-in Records Release

Today’s the deadline for the Ohio charter school Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) to hand over student log-in data to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) as part of an ongoing attendance audit.  The order came on Monday from a Franklin County judge after ECOT refused to release the records, claiming a broken promise on […]

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Education Issues: Private School Scholarships for Students in Failing Schools

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Education Issues: Private School Scholarships for Students in Failing Schools

From most vantage points, it’s good news that standardized test scores will not generate state school ratings through the 2016-17 school year. As Ohio lawmakers experiment with the standards and implications of new performance assessments, schools are not judged by the outcomes of the ever-evolving test system. Meaningful school ratings are frozen in time, as […]

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ACLU Investigates Religious Requirement in Kasich’s School Program

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea ACLU Investigates Religious Requirement in Kasich’s School Program

Governor John Kasich’s school mentorship program is now being investigated by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. The Governor’s “Community Connectors” program contains an unexpected religious requirement, mandating that in order to receive state funding, participants in the program must partner with a faith organization or house of worship. The Ohio Department of Education […]

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School Issues: The End of Arts and Phys Ed?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: The End of Arts and Phys Ed?

About a month ago, the entire activist world went ballistic with a rumor that the State Board of Education would be approving a measure that would give local school districts more control over staffing in elementary schools. The measure wasn’t actually on the agenda, but that didn’t stop the rumors or protests. It didn’t help […]

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