- Saying that right sizing schools and saving money is a “distraction” from trying to stave off a “state takeover”, of their latest facilities task force. Again. (Columbus Dispatch, 11/7/18) with this assessment and, inexplicably, say that their time was not wasted. (Columbus Dispatch, 11/8/18)
- Speaking of both distractions and wasting of time, the elected board of Lorain City Schools wants to check out all the receipts (and emails thereto) regarding . They are hopping mad that he visited charter schools down there and are imputing any number of motives, while conveniently overlooking the fact that he had to go that far to find some best practices that might work to turn desperately underperforming schools around. (Elyria Chronicle, 11/8/18)
- Speaking of public records requests, the ABJ dug deep into the specifics of on the district’s I Promise School. And you can do the same because they actually linked to the doc on their website. Hard! Hitting! (Akron Beacon Journal, 11/7/18)
- Up in Canton, we have some love for Project REBUILD, which is touted as a workforce development program. But what is the first step to workforce development? High school graduation. Five of REBUILD’s clients . Who knows what effort that required, where the bar was set, or what kind of school this really is. (Although I bet the reporter could have found out.) What is very clear is that the traditional district schools that these young people attended previously—two of which are described in excruciating detail here—were never going to get them to the finish line. Ever. (Canton Repository, 11/8/18)
- Finally today, the for the 2019-20 school year. It pays to plan ahead in the Queen City y’all. (Cincinnati Enquirer, 11/7/18)
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