State Superintendent Richard Ross says some districts and schools will see lower grades in certain areas of their state report cards this year because Ohio has strengthened its rating system.
The head of the Ohio Board of Education says she will not seek re-election to that panel.
The Ohio Department of Education has subpoenaed records on former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris. It marks the first time that any investigator has publicly sought records related to Harris’ role in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.
The state says about 60 educators in Columbus city schools could lose their licenses because of the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal.
The investigation into data manipulation of Columbus City Schools has expanded to look for more evidence of data scrubbing.
Ohio third-graders are gearing up to take a reading test that could determine whether they are promoted or held back. In some states, high-stakes testing has driven educators to do the unthinkable: cheat. WOSU reports safeguards are in place in Ohio to lessen the chance of a standardized testing scandal.
As many schools canceled classes again today, Ohio education officials say they are considering giving schools more time to administer state achievement tests this spring because students have missed so many days to bad weather.
The Ohio Department of Education says it received 1,700 applications for an expansion of a program meant to help students from under-performing public schools attend private schools.
Ohio’s latest ratings of public school performance will land with more of a thud than a bang this year.
Ohio schools’ now have a set of guidelines to follow when it comes to their use of seclusion rooms and restraints. The State Board of Education passed a policy regulating seclusion and restraint at their board meeting Tuesday. Seclusion rooms are small rooms used to isolate students, and restraints are when a student is held [...]