More Days of Action against School Takeovers

June 18, 2019

More Days of Action against School Takeovers July 1-17, 2019 The Ohio House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill, House Bill 154, to repeal the school takeover law (HB 70), and its language was added to the House’s two-year budget. Instead …

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LIMITED by the Ohio Senate Ed Committee

June 14, 2019

Research and analysis of successful school reform efforts have pointed to several supports that are consistently associated with stronger student outcomes than state takeovers of public school districts. These include access to high quality early childhood and pre-K programs, a …

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(Fill-in-the-Blank) Resolution Opposing School Privatization

May 20, 2019

An Ohio political party issued a powerful statement against school privatization by unanimously passing this resolution at its Executive Committee meeting. Diane Ravitch published this important story of the Ohio Democratic Party’s support for public education and encouraged every political …

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Resolution to Repeal Ohio’s School Takeover Law

March 16, 2019

  Youngstown, Lorain, and East Cleveland are high-poverty school districts that are under state control in Ohio due to low performance on the state report card. Dayton schools could be next at the end of this school year. Columbus, Ashtabula, …

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School Takeovers: UNACCEPTABLE

March 13, 2019

“The Youngstown Plan.” Sounds very positive, doesn’t it? Academic distress commission. Opportunity school district. School turnaround. When the state takes over a school district, it may sound really promising, but it’s not. Simply put, a state takeover is part of …

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Repeal Ohio’s School Takeover Law – HB 70

March 8, 2019

School districts in economically-distressed areas generally have low grades on the state report card; conversely, school districts in affluent areas have high grades. One could travel through a county or region of Ohio and predict the report card grade of …

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Ohio – STILL the Wild Wild West of Charter Schools

February 25, 2019

In a recent column entitled “State Reins in the “Wild West of Charter Schools” that was published in the Columbus Dispatch, Greg Richmond, who heads the Chicago-based National Association of Charter School Authorizers, stated that “Nothing inspires change quite like a good quote.” …

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Public Education Matters in the Buckeye State

February 1, 2019

Ohio Kids ROCKED the Statehouse during Public Education Partners’ annual CELEBRATE PUBLIC EDUCATION ceremony on January 24th in honor of Public Education Week in Ohio. Mighty marching band performances, dance, music, songs, poetry, art, sign language and video broadcasting projects …

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OHIO CELEBRATES PUBLIC EDUCATION!

January 25, 2019

Public school districts in the Buckeye state are open to all children, paid for by our taxes, and governed by democratically chosen school boards. They are considered a public good and the pillar of our democracy. Our public schools are welcoming …

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“CELEBRATE PUBLIC EDUCATION” Press Release

January 23, 2019

“CELEBRATE PUBLIC EDUCATION” Ceremony When: January 24rd, 11:00am – 12:30pm Where: The Ohio Statehouse Atrium COLUMBUS – It’s time to “Celebrate Public Education!” Ohio public school districts serve more than 1.8 million students and employ more than 245,000 Ohioans as …

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Learn About Ohio’s School Takeover Law

January 8, 2019

State takeovers of school districts, followed by the appointment of CEOs with power to override the decisions of elected school boards and nullify union contracts, are undemocratic, unaccountable, and unacceptable. Ohioans must educate themselves about HB 70 in order to …

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Eliminate State Exit Exams as High School Graduation Requirement

December 2, 2018

The Board of Public Education Partners is adamantly opposed to tying high school graduation to state-mandated standardized tests. Because the Ohio General Assembly created these new graduation requirements in 2014, nearly 52,000 seniors across the state in Ohio’s Class of …

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