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Kasich Budget Could Require Low-Performing Schools to Outsource Teaching

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Nalini Prasanna / Flickr Ohio school districts that don’t improve how they teach low-income students and students with disabilities could have to turn part of their state funding over to organizations that might do a better job under a provision in Gov. John Kasich’s budget bill. The bill would also expand Ohio’s “parent trigger” law [...]

Education Advocacy Group “Students First” Gives Ohio a C-

Students First, a group looking to improve education through increased accountability for teachers and principals, more financial transparency in schools, and enhanced power for parents, is grading states on their education initiatives. Ohio received an average grade, but fared well compared to other states. StateImpact Ohio sat down with Greg Harris, the group’s Ohio director, [...]

Week Ahead: School Report Cards, Seclusion and Restraint Policy and More

COMING UP THIS WEEK Monday, Tuesday: The state Board of Education meets. On the agenda: An update on the status of school report cards, discussion of a new policy on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, decisions about the third grade reading guarantee, the Department of Education’s state budget proposal, and discussion on hiring a [...]

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