As a charter school sponsor (authorizer), Fordham submits an accountability report to the Ohio Department of Education at the end of November each year. The report includes profiles of each Fordham-sponsored school, as well as graphics comparing the achievement data of our schools, their home districts, and statewide averages. You’ll also find pertinent information on Ohio charter school spending over the last decade, and in the introduction, a timely analysis of the political and legislative environment impacting Ohio charters in 2008-09 that explains why the title, “Seeking Quality in the Face of Adversity,” is befitting.

Kathryn Mullen Upton has been with the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation since 2005. She is responsible for the Fordham Foundation’s charter school sponsorship (aka, “authorizing”) operation as well as initiatives and programming in Fordham’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Her sponsorship duties include managing the charter school application and contract process, school evaluations, providing customized assistance to schools,…

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