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January 15, 2016 – Our SchoolsThe State Board of Education has retained Ray and Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in educational executive leadership searches, to recruit potential candidates to be Ohio’s next State Superintendent of Public Instruction. As part of this process, educators and the public are invited to complete a brief survey about what qualities are desired in the next superintendent. To complete this anonymous survey, click here. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, January 27.
January 15, 2016 – Our SchoolsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) President and CEO Dr. Darlene Chambers released the following statement today regarding the State Report Card Measures for K-3 Literacy and Graduation Rates released January 14, 2016 by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE): “It is important that the measures released this week be viewed within the context of the student demographics of public brick and mortar charter schools and the grades they serve,” said Dr….
December 23, 2015 – LegislativeOAPCS has issued a statement on the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Sponsor Performance Review (SPR) Final Recommendations. Read the OAPCS statement here. Read the Cleveland Plain Dealer article here.
December 23, 2015 – Our SchoolsCLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are giving $10 million to the Breakthrough charter schools to add more schools in the city. The donation is the largest in the history of the 11-school partnership that is widely considered to be the strongest charter school network in the state. It’s also among the largest donations ever to any charter school in the nation, said Nina Rees, head of the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. Though some schools have received…