This isn’t the week for a detailed examination of Ohio’s accountability system; but this is a good time to comment on last week’s posting of the state report cards and the anticipated drop in grades. Continue reading About Those Report Cards . . .
The #1 statutory responsibility of the State Board of Education is to hire the Superintendent of Public Instruction, a task given special importance by the circumstances under which former Superintendent Richard A. Ross retired in December. Continue reading Superintendent Search Continues
Last week’s State Board of Education provided plenty of items worthy of comment. For this week, I’ll limit myself to one: the kickoff of ODE’s plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Continue reading ESSA and ODE
Obviously, educators should educate, and State Board of Education members have an opportunity to educate the community, lawmakers, and each other. That’s a focus that I plan to bring to my work as a State Board of Education member. I’m going to share here an interesting resource that I recently discovered. Continue reading One-Week Change of Focus
“Hard-wiring student performance into the compensation of the Superintendent would not serve Ohio’s kids. . . . “