1. While I like the sentiment of course, this brief editorial from the Steubenville newspaper in opposition to softer graduation requirements is obviously too little too late. In case the name sounds familiar, it’s because Steubenville schools have been in the news a bit the last year or so for having quite good report cards despite being a small, impoverished town hit hard by the downturn in manufacturing in our state. Perhaps the folks making decisions on graduation requirements should be listening to them. (Steubenville Herald-Star, 1/7/19)
  2. New year, new communications staff at Dayton City Schools. But is the message really new? Honestly, I’m not sure this piece manages to explain what the message even is. (Dayton Daily News, 1/7/19)

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Jeff Murray comes to the Thomas B. Fordham Institute from a five-year stint at School Choice Ohio. At SCO, Jeff was involved with getting the word out to parents around the state about school voucher availability - directing postcard campaigns, call centers, and advertising campaigns over the last few years. Tens of thousands of parents across Ohio received the news…

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