Coming Up This Week
Sunday-Tuesday: The state Board of Education will hear from the state auditor about the problems with the data underlying Ohio’s school accountability system. They’ll also recognize Ohio’s Teacher of the Year (congratulations, Carole Morbitzer and finalists!), interview search firms to run the search for Ohio’s next state superintendent, and discuss a developing policy on the use of seclusion and restraint. They’ll be voting on (among other things) tweaks to Ohio’s teacher evaluation model and plans for Ohio’s first public boarding school.
Tuesday-Wednesday: The state charter school association holds its annual conference in Columbus. Look for keynote speeches by Greg Richmond of the National Association of Charter School Authorizer and Michelle Rhee of StudentsFirst and panels on teaching, school funding and other topics. I will be joining a panel on how to deal with the media. (Nicely, please.) The Ohio School Boards Association’s annual conference is next month.
What We’re Working On
Ida Lieszkovszky and I will be in Columbus this week for the state Board of Education meeting and the charter school conference.
And coming later this week, a story about how agricultural education is growing in Ohio. (See sheep photo above.)