Ohio Education Leaders Discuss the State of ‘Dropout Prevention and Recovery Schools’

Andrew Brenner is the chair of the house education committee. [photo: Michelle Faust/ ideastream]
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by Michelle Faust

Education leaders from around Ohio met in Columbus Wednesday to discuss the state of ‘dropout prevention and recovery schools.’

The committee was formed as part of house bill 2—that measure creates reforms for the state’s charter schools.

‘Dropout prevention and recovery schools’ are safety-net programs for students who have left more traditional schools.

"A lot of the information that was supplied today was very 30 thousand foot level. There weren’t the details that I would like to see and I think many of the members of the committee would like to see in order to have a better, more informed decision and recommendation," says Andrew Brenner, chair of the house education committee.

Brenner asked the state department of education to provide data showing how long it takes students in the programs to graduate and how many students with disabilities they’re serving.

The representative also expressed concern about some of the standards to rate the safety-net schools may be too low.

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