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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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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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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