Ohio PUBLIC EDUCATION WEEK is Jan. 20-26, 2019

November 13, 2018

Public Education Partners (PEP) is a statewide nonprofit that was created to connect and unite advocates that support public school districts and the children and families they serve. The Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding (OCEASF) was organized to …

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Who’s Right in the Battle Over ECOT Blame?

October 22, 2018

Among the most important questions this election cycle is one asked by the Columbus Dispatch last month: Which side is right in the political battle over ECOT blame? In this piece, let’s take a look at the major-party candidates running …

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FAILURE to Act

October 18, 2018

A recent analysis in The Plain Dealer asks this question: Did Yost, DeWine Dawdle on ECOT? After a rather detailed history lesson – the analysis gives us this answer: YES they did. Let’s look at Auditor David Yost, now running …

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Letter to ODE about Computer Grading of Exams

September 8, 2018

Open letter to ODE about computer grading of EOC exams from English teachers. Posted by Christopher Cotton, Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, Ohio OPEN LETTER TO: Paolo DeMaria Superintendent of Public Instruction Ohio Department of Education superintendent@education.ohio.gov CC: Office …

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Response to ECOT’s Attack on Public Education

August 1, 2018

The following Tweets were created by Ruth Spanos, a part-time School Speech Language Pathologist who works through the ESC of Northeast Ohio. She generated these Tweets in response to the ECOT scandal and subsequent social media attack on public education …

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Ohio Public Education Platform

July 19, 2018

The Ohio Constitution (Article VI, sections 2 and 3) requires the state to secure a thorough and efficient system of common schools and provide for the organization, administration and control of the system. School district boards of education have the …

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Restore the 5 of 8 Rule in Ohio

April 29, 2018

 A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music used to make me smile And I knew if I had my chance That I could make those people dance And maybe they’d be happy for a while …

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Each Child = Our Future in Ohio

April 28, 2018

The Ohio Department of Education and State Board of Education released a working draft of the state’s five-year strategic plan for education called EachChild=OurFuture. According to the ODE website, the purpose of the plan is to help each child become …

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March for Our Lives – March 24, 2018

March 20, 2018

March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has …

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PEP Testimony Opposing HB 512

March 10, 2018

Public Education Partners (PEP) is a statewide grassroots advocacy group for public school districts and the children and families that they serve. PEP strongly opposes House Bill 512 and views it as an undemocratic law that will, by design, take away …

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Celebrate Public Education

February 5, 2018

Something beautiful happened at the Ohio Statehouse recently. Public Education in Ohio was celebrated. It was as if a balmy breeze washed away the criticism and blame cast over our public schools during the past decade. Instead of “from Sea …

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‘Tis the Season for Gift-Giving

December 20, 2017

‘Tis the season for gift-giving! Public education advocates should celebrate the season by presenting their state lawmakers with copies of one of the most forward-thinking children’s books ever written, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day. This thought-provoking picture book was primarily written …

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