- Thank heavens election day is tomorrow. I am heartily sick of all this campaign junk taking up space in Ohio’s news outlets. But kudos for sure to WVXU-FM in Cincinnati for making sure the crowded field of Cincinnati City School Board candidates are at least asked to respond to some important issues. The quality of the questions is not in doubt, such as this series which includes questions about school choice and Teach for America (yes, they went there!). The quality of the answers, well… That’s up to you to decide, I guess. (WVXU-FM, Cincinnati, 11/1/19)
- Speaking of school choice, here’s a look at NAEP results for black students in Cleveland. It comes from an unlikely source, but the comparison between black students in Cleveland charters vs. black students in traditional public schools in the CLE are very intriguing. (Bluegrass Institute, 11/1/19)
- And speaking of charter schools, Toledo School for the Arts is on the grow! Even as their building celebrated its history last week (former Jeep plant, former Owens-Illinois plant), TSA leaders were looking ahead to a planned new expansion that could allow up to 140 additional students per year. Awesome! (Toledo Blade, 11/1/19)
- Also on the grow? The I Promise mission in Akron. Today, LeBron James announced the development of I Promise Village, a housing initiative aimed at giving a safe, stable, and comfortable home for I Promise scholars and their families who are facing housing insecurity. It is intended to be completed and open in time for next school year in July 2020. Amazing. (WKYC-TV, Akron, 11/4/19)
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