Ohio

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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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) Nevada: Final...

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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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Over 150 People Attend Local Forum to Discuss Ohio’s Draft ESSA Plan

More than 150 people attended a local forum in Northeast Ohio on the Buckeye state’s draft ESSA implementation plan. Mike Laub, a local superintendent, stated that the purpose of the forum was to “understand the issues” and “take it to the next level.” According to Cleveland.com, the public will be able to provide...

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OH Superintendents Express Public Concern over States’ Plans

Members of the Akron Area School Superintendents’ Association issued public recommendations for the state’s ESSA plan. Superintendents released their comments publicly because they were “alarmed that the feedback gathered during these stakeholder meetings does not appear to have been included in Ohio’s plan.” Recommendations included...

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OH Dept. of Ed Releases Full Draft ESSA Plan

The Ohio Dept. of Education released a full draft of the state’s ESSA implementation plan. According to Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria, the department has already received public feedback on the plan and “with everyone’s continued engagement, we’ll make significant strides in improving opportunities...

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