Ohio

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States How to Talk About Next School Year Presents a Big Test for Education Leaders
State K-12 officials must clearly communicate plans for safety, academics, and mental health, while mixing urgency with nuance.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 12, 2021
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Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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School & District Management Should Educators, Board Members Be Disciplined for Supporting Anti-Democratic Beliefs?
The fallout from the violent attack on the Capitol building has prompted introspection about how education can help protect democracy.
Mark Lieberman, January 29, 2021
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Andy McGill, K-12 assistant principal at West Liberty-Salem Local School District in West Liberty, Ohio.
Andy McGill, K-12 assistant principal at West Liberty-Salem Local School District in Ohio, includes coronavirus response among his administrative duties.
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School & District Management A COVID-19 Lull Gives Way to ‘Borderline Insanity’
When the number of cases started to rise steeply, a school community hammered out a routine. Then a basketball player tested positive.
Denisa R. Superville, January 14, 2021
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Law & Courts Appeals Court Rules for Religious Schools in Latest Challenge to Pandemic Restrictions
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati, exempted nine religious schools from an Ohio county's school closure order.
Mark Walsh, January 3, 2021
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Education States Ordering Schools to Close in Response to Coronavirus
"We have a responsibility to save lives," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Twitter. "We could have waited to close schools, but based on advice from health experts, this is the time to do it."
Andrew Ujifusa, March 12, 2020
4 min read
Senior basketball player Ismail James practices at Hughes STEM High School in Cincinnati. All of the school’s athletes work with a teacher, administrator, or counselor who provides them with academic support to meet eligibility requirements to play.
Senior basketball player Ismail James practices at Hughes STEM High School in Cincinnati. All of the school’s athletes work with a teacher, administrator, or counselor who provides them with academic support to meet eligibility requirements to play.
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Student Well-Being Like College Athletes, These High School Players Get an Assist on Academics
An unusual program in Cincinnati provides academic coaches to help high school players meet eligibility requirements to stay in the game.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 21, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Ohio
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Braydan Finnerty, 2nd grade, chooses letter magnets off the board while doing a spelling exercise in front of the rest of the class at Beverly Gardens Elementary in Dayton, Ohio.
Braydan Finnerty, 2nd grade, chooses letter magnets off the board while doing a spelling exercise in front of the rest of the class at Beverly Gardens Elementary in Dayton, Ohio.
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Reading & Literacy A Look Inside One Classroom's Reading Overhaul
At an Ohio school, teachers who once “did their own thing” are now using structured literacy programs—and they say they’re seeing gains.
Catherine Gewertz, December 3, 2019
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Every Student Succeeds Act States Gear Up to Overhaul K-12 Funding in 2020
The political landscape for updating school finance systems won’t be any easier in the 2020 legislative season, despite a surging economy, state flexibility under ESSA, and single-party control in many states.
Daarel Burnette II, December 3, 2019
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School & District Management Voter Turnout Drops for School Board Elections Where Charters Thrive
In Ohio, enrollments in charters were linked with modest declines in votes cast in odd-year school board elections.
Stephen Sawchuk, June 18, 2019
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reacts after taking the oath of office alongside his wife Fran at the Ohio Statehouse. A controversy over the state’s largest full-time online charter school last year put a sharp focus on charter school oversight and accountability, an issue that may resonate with lawmakers elsewhere in this year’s legislative sessions.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reacts after taking the oath of office alongside his wife Fran at the Ohio Statehouse. A controversy over the state’s largest full-time online charter school last year put a sharp focus on charter school oversight and accountability, an issue that may resonate with lawmakers elsewhere in this year’s legislative sessions.
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States Charter Debates Could Be Coming to State Legislatures
As new lawmakers and governors get down to business, they’re likely to confront oversight, accountability, and other policy challenges involving the charter sector.
Marva Hinton, January 23, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Ohio
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
States Ohio Sues Cyber Charter Founder, Pursuing Millions in Disputed Funds
Ohio is seeking to recoup millions of dollars in funds from now-defunct online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.
Lauraine Genota, August 22, 2018
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Nineteen-year-old student Chryssoula Stavropoulos, left, along with her mother, Elaine, uses her family's laptop to complete lessons for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow earlier this year from her kitchen in Blacklick, Ohio.
Nineteen-year-old student Chryssoula Stavropoulos, left, along with her mother, Elaine, uses her family's laptop to complete lessons for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow earlier this year from her kitchen in Blacklick, Ohio.
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Student Well-Being The Saga of Ohio's Embattled E-School Is Coming to an End
A new state supreme court ruling will allow the Ohio state department of education to seek repayment of tens of millions of dollars from the beleaguered online charter school.
Benjamin Herold, August 8, 2018
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