December 8, 2015 – Our Schools
Ohio has one of the top rankings in the second annual analysis of state charter school oversight policies across the nation released today by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). According to the report, On the Road to Better Accessibility, Autonomy, & Accountability: State Policy Analysis, Ohio is ranked #3 of 43 states evaluated. The analysis scored Ohio at 32 of a possible 33 points in evaluating the state’s framework of policies, regulation and rules governing…
November 30, 2015 – Our Schools
Ohio school report cards will be released in two parts next year, with the initial report in mid-January and the remaining information available in late February, according to the Ohio Department of Education. ODE will release an initial report Thursday, January 14, 2016, including grades on three components: K-3 literacy, graduation rates and prepared for success. On February 25, 2016, ODE will release grades on the achievement, gap closing and progress components. The February data will also…
November 16, 2015 – Our Schools
View the podcast of last week’s Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum’s panel on charter schools with Dr. Darlene Chambers, OAPCS CEO, Anthony Gatto, School Leader of ACPA, Aaron Churchill of the Fordham Institute and Cathy Candisky of the Columbus Dispatch.
November 10, 2015 – Our Schools
A new NAPCS report on charter school enrollment in the U.S. shows the Dayton City School District and Cleveland Municipal School District now have 30% of their students enrolled in charter schools. The two cities are in the top 10 of districts across the nation with 30% or more enrollment share for students attending public charters.  Read the full report here.
November 6, 2015 – Our Schools
“On Oct. 7, the Ohio General Assembly passed Substitute House Bill 2 with a significant bipartisan endorsement and general editorial support from the state’s major media outlets. The bill, which was a product of extensive research, study, debate and scrutiny, achieved its founding purpose — to provide greater oversight of sponsors, more transparency in school operations and higher accountability in board governance. Throughout Ohio’s 18-year history of charter schools, we have seen exponential…