For information on Fordham's unique role as a charter school sponsor in Ohio, there's no better source than The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation Sponsorship Accountability Report 2006-07. The report offers a comprehensive account of Fordham's sponsorship policies and practices-as well as individual profiles of all Fordham-sponsored schools. Included in the profiles are descriptions of each school's educational program, school philosophy, and overall academic performance.

Sheila is an education consultant based in Washington, D.C. who has taught English in the District of Columbia Public Schools and in Italy and Japan. She was the founding director of the American Diploma Project and is the former deputy executive director of the California Academic Standards Commission. She is the co-author of Stars by Which to Navigate? Scanning National and International Education Standards (Thomas B.…

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Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school in Santa Monica, California, for thirty-two years. She also directs the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA and edits the California Association of Teachers of English quarterly journal, California English. Ms. Jago is currently vice-president-elect of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Lucien Ellington is UC professor of Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ellington teaches courses in social studies education and East Asian history, and is editor of Education About Asia.  He also has considerable experience with K-12 curricula, works with the Core Knowledge Foundation, and has evaluated and developed world history standards and materials for states as well as private…

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Eminent biologist Paul Gross is former head of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole and former provost of the University of Virginia.