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Ohio charter law shows early signs of success

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

Researchers who studied the first year of Ohio’s charter school reforms say the 2015 law is “bringing promising changes to the state’s charter school sector.” A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute cites tougher oversight of Ohio charter authorizers and governing boards as key components of the overhaul. The authors note that this is […]

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Accel may take over I Can schools in Ohio

By   /  January 3, 2017  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

Consolidation could be coming to Ohio’s charter school sector. The I Can charter school network is considering turning its schools over to the Accel network, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Accel founder Ron Packard said the move “would be less of a purchase than a transfer of leadership.” Accel has taken over 23 schools in Ohio over […]

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College football meccas are no havens for homesharing

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, News, Ohio, Regulations, South Carolina, Washington  /  No Comments

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Alabama is the heavy favorite to win this year’s college football playoff, with Clemson, Ohio State and Washington looking to unseat the defending champion Crimson Tide. But fans of the challengers can take some solace in knowing the University of Alabama’s hometown of Tuscaloosa is dead last in at least one category — homesharing. Considering many […]

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Five developments in Ohio education

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

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As 2016 draws to a close, the Thomas Fordham Institute decided to share five interesting developments in Ohio education policy to wrap up the year. The piece, written by Ohio Research Director Aaron Churchill, includes ESSA accountability, more data accessibility, and open enrollment. Read more here.

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Judge: Accused students have right to cross-examination

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Campus Culture, Education, Ohio  /  No Comments

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In a win for accused students, an Ohio judge has affirmed that cross-examination is vital to a student’s defense.

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Ohio civil forfeiture reform bill set to pass next week

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Ohio  /  No Comments

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A bill designed to curb civil forfeiture practices in Ohio is set to pass next week despite opposition from the state’s law enforcement community. The U.S. Justice Action Network, a coalition of conservative and progressive organizations, and fellow proponents of the bill appear to be closing in on victory after an eighteen-month battle for reform. […]

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