Ohio

Time Might Be on Ohio’s Side

Jessica R. Towhey writes on Inside Sources that it may have been a good idea for Ohio to delay submission from April until September, because it gave the state “valuable time to continue working with the community,” as well as to “review plans from states...

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Rivera: Don’t Politicize Ohio ESSA Process

Rev. Juan Rivera, executive board member of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and lead pastor of New Life Church in Poland, Ohio, writes in the Columbus Dispatch about his objections to the state legislature’s attempt to “insert itself” into the state’s ESSA plan review...

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Ohio Teacher on ESSA as a Great Opportunity

Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Ohio’s Bay Village City Schools Char Shryock writes that the state’s ESSA plan is a great opportunity to improve education — but only if the state gets it right. She also notes that Ohio was smart to wait until...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans   Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Illinois: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Louisiana: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Maine: Final Plan Approved (8/31/17) Massachusetts: Final Plan Approved (9/21/17) Michigan:...

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OH Rep. Calls for Lawmakers Involvement in ESSA Plan

ESSA grants states “control to determine academic standards, and Republican Ohio House of Representatives member Theresa Gavarone wants lawmakers to have the final say in what the Ohio Department of Education comes up with.” Gavarone says, “We’ve been elected by our constituents and as representatives...

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OH Dept. of Ed Submits ESSA Plan to U.S. Dept. of Ed

The Ohio Department of Education sent its ESSA plan to the U.S. Dept. of Education “after delaying the submission by months to consider feedback from educators and community members.” State officials “will begin working with area districts to implement the ESSA plan once it’s approved...

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OH State School Board Approves Final ESSA Plan

The Ohio State School Board unanimously approved its final version of the state’s plan for school accountability under ESSA. Governor Kasich has 30 days to review the plan before it is sent to the Dept. of Education.

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Real Clear Education Examines Ohio’s ESSA Submission Delay

Real Clear Education examined Ohio’s recent decision to delay the submission of their ESSA plan to the Dept. of Education. According to the piece, “In rare bipartisan fashion, state officials, educators and lawmakers from across the political spectrum agreed that a delay was in the...

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Ohio Delays Submission of ESSA Implementation Plan

Ohio School Superintendent Paolo DeMaria announced the state will delay the submission of their ESSA implementation plan until September. DeMaria told the state Board of Education the delay will give “greater unity and a clearer sense of direction.”

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