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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Social Emotional Learning

November 15, 2018

There is much more to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) than wanting to help students cope with their emotions. That goal can be accomplished by ensuring every public school has enough counselors and psychologists, and that every family has access to …

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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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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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