The state’s largest online charter school is crying foul after the education department released a report showing it fell short of its estimated attendance by more than 50%. But a top education lawmaker says Ohio taxpayers deserve to know what their money is going towards.
A review of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow found that more than half of the students enrolled in the school didn’t do enough work to qualify as full time.
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.
State’s all over the country are coming up with their individual plans on how they want to enact the Every Student Succeeds Act—or ESSA. The federal law was enacted last December and goes into effect in the 2017-2018 school year. The Ohio Department of Education is currently taking feedback from stakeholders throughout the state on what their plan should look like.
This week, the Cleveland Teachers Union and district representatives reached a tentative contract just days before teachers planned to strike. CTU representatives say one highlight of the agreement is a plan for less student testing.
A major sticking point that stalled negotiations was how student performance would affect teacher evaluations.
David Quolke, CTU president, says he’s confident that union members will be satisfied with the not-yet-public tentative contract, in particular, with the agreement to test students less often.
Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers will work on Friday, averting a planned strike. A local education official applauds the tentative contract reached Tuesday between the Cleveland Teachers Union and CMSD.
Mary Rose Oakar, Ohio Board of Education representative for the Cleveland area, says she’s happy to see the union and the district came to an 11th hour agreement early Tuesday morning.
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