- The Dayton Daily News’ notes that while most sponsors rated as effective, some folks say that’s “not all good news”. Chad Aldis, quoted here on the topic, is not one of those people. (Dayton Daily News, 11/28/18)
- Speaking of charter schools, . While the head of the school says “the future’s bright”, the local district supe has some restrained words in response to the news. (Sandusky Register, 11/27/18) And sticking with the topic of school choice for a moment, here is some news on a new school option coming to Athens County next year for kids ages 4 to 8. . It will definitely be a tuition-charging non-public school when it arrives but whether it will be a traditional state-chartered private school or a non-chartered, non-tax supported “08” school is unclear. (Athens News, 11/25/18)
- Here’s a thorough look at how the legislative sausage is made here in Ohio. It concerns for the Class of 2019. (Dayton Daily News, 11/27/18) While the legislation that will be used to carry this amendment was not the one under discussion in the House Education and Career Readiness Committee meeting last night, the topic was the same. Here is some coverage of that meeting. I would ask you to disregard the “testy exchange” referenced in the headline and focus instead on the numbers quoted here. Seems to me . But that’s probably just me. (Gongwer Ohio, 11/27/18)
- We end today with regarding the poor state of services provided to students with special needs. Kudos, of course, but it would have been nice to find out what they actually did to get better services to those students. There is also discussion of budget matters (how much for sports?!) and of some retrenching of the Academic Distress Commission ahead of a new CEO. (Youngstown Vindicator, 11/28/18)
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