A report commissioned by three groups representing officials from traditional public schools shows what they call a strong link between student performance and household income - in other words, kids in wealthy districts do better on tests on average than kids in poor districts do.
Educators, administrators, and parents gathered at Cuyahoga Community College Monday night to weigh in on the best way for Ohio to move forward with a new education plan. The state department of education is preparing for the Every Student Succeeds Act.
About 200 stakeholders sat and answered targeted questions about what the state should write into its plan for the federal law known as ESSA. It will replace No Child Left Behind in the 2017-2018 school year.
Traditional public schools and charter schools were both on the receiving ends of much lower grades on their state report cards. But one charter advocate who says he has an important message for parents.
Ohio’s charter schools were not immune to the new grade card results that saw a big dip because of increased standards and harder tests.
Of the state’s 280 charters, only five received an A on the test performance portion, and 270 other schools got an F in that section.
The state school report cards are out and, just as leaders warned, the grades are much lower than usual, with just a fraction of Ohio’s districts scoring top grades in a key area – student test scores.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is slowly improving, but not fast enough. That’s the main finding of a report released this week by the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, the group monitoring the school system’s sweeping 2012 overhaul plan.
Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) at the Columbus Metropolitan Club forum discusses state report card grades. [photo: Karen Kasler/ Statehouse News Bureau]
The Ohio Department of Education plans to release its state school report cards Thursday morning and state leaders are telling parents, students and educators to brace themselves for significantly lower than usual grades.
The state has raised the bar on what qualifies as being proficient and how many students need to reach that standard to get a good report card grade.
Schools that are used to getting A’s and B’s could see their grades drop to D’s and even F’s.
Eric Gordon introduced students after his speech. [photo: Michelle Faust/ ideastream]
Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon addressed the state of the city’s schools Wednesday in an event organized by the City Club of Cleveland. The central focus of the speech was on successes in The Cleveland Plan.
Citing improvements in the number of third graders who can read and high schoolers who are graduating, Gordon painted a picture of a better school system since the state of Ohio adopted a plan to overhaul Cleveland schools in 2012.
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