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March 9, 2014 via The Blade

To aid education, teacher evaluations a must

In his Feb. 16 Readers’ Forum letter, “Focus on schoolchildren, not teachers,” Toledo Federation of Teachers president Kevin Dalton challenges StudentsFirst’s Ohio’s support of a comprehensive teacher evaluation system linked to student learning. Full article

March 6, 2014 via Governing

States Consider Relaxing Rules About Snow Days

Facing uncommonly severe winter weather, states are moving to give school districts extra days off without facing the loss of funding or other sanctions. Full article

March 5, 2014 via cleveland.com

Closing student achievement gaps still a work in process: Letter to the Editor

All students are capable of achieving their dreams regardless of where they live or their racial identity. As a former teacher and elementary school administrator I learned this firsthand. Full article

February 2, 2014 via The Blade

Ohio’s school policies are working

The future is looking brighter for Ohio’s students. There is a robust discussion across the state about how best to improve education and to tailor each child’s learning experience to meet his or her individual needs. Given its importance and complexity, this policy debate is healthy for our state and should expand. Full article

January 15, 2014 via Dayton Business Journal

Ohio ranks in Top 10 in nation for education policies

Ohio has seen some encouraging progress to improve education and is being lauded for those efforts in a new ranking, but the state still has some work to do if it wants to improve further. Full article

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March 6, 2014 posted by LK Williams

The Nobility and Importance of the Teaching Profession

Student-centered education reform dates back to the 60's and beyond. Until recently, however, finding the political will to embrace bold ideas to improve education has been tough. Read more

January 21, 2014 posted by Anthony M. Vitanza

We can change education and help students

On my first day of student teaching, at Charles Mooney Junior High School in Cleveland, I felt a fire ignite within me that has really never extinguished. I truly believe that there is no career more wonderful than being an educator. Read more

January 3, 2014 posted by Greg Harris, Ph.D.

A Year of Putting Ohio Kids First!

2013 proved a good year for our movement to ensure that every Ohio child has access to a great education. The state passed many new education policies to the benefit of Ohio school kids. Read more

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