- Indianan Christopher Lubienski, PhD, is not a fan of vouchers for low-income folks to attend private schools with the help of state funds. While it’s too late for the Hoosier and Buckeye States, he’s eager to tell the Bluegrass State in this op-ed about how worthless they are to
Kentuckianshim. (Cincinnati Enquirer, 11/8/22)
- Stebbins High School in Mad River Local School District went to full remote learning on Monday, due to a high number of staff members out sick and a lack of substitute teachers. No specific illness was specified in the piece due to what are termed “HIPPA laws”. The entire district was closed yesterday—no learning remote or otherwise—due to what is termed a “staff work day”. (Dayton Daily News, 11/7/22)
- Here’s some more detail from the report released by Cleveland mayor Justin Bibb’s office regarding the results of his district-wide listening tour earlier this year. At the top of the to do list: “To provide all students the safe and welcoming school and community environment they need to thrive; to develop a plan to ensure all students have access to a ‘best-in-class’ school facility; to strengthen learning so that all students are academically prepared for college or a career; to build on what’s working; and to elevate parent voices to drive progress.” Also of note in this piece, the mayor’s focus on the need for more (and greater access to) high-quality schools in the city. He calls this “a core tenet” of the Cleveland Plan and seems to be referring to that core tenet when he says he plans to “double down” on the Cleveland Plan. And, at least according to this reporter, that seems to mean charter schools. (Ideastream, Cleveland, 11/7/22)
- The earliest version of this piece twisted itself into rhetorical knots to emphasize that the school in question was not a charter school while clearly not understanding what an independent STEM school actually was. How quaint. But all that’s fixed up now—and of course all 9 of you, my dedicated Gadfly Bites subscribers, don’t need any more schooling in what Ohio’s STEM schools are because you hear about them so often from me. So, without further ado: Metro Early College High School—dearest of my heart, as I know you know—announced this week that it had received a $2.5 million donation from MacKenzie Scott. Wow wow wow! It ain’t Powerball money, but it rocks. And a lot of kids are going to be launched into the academic stratosphere because of it. Fantastic news! (Columbus Dispatch, 11/7/22)
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