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 is a lifelong resident of central Ohio. He previously worked at School Choice Ohio and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He has two degrees from the Ohio State University. He lives in the Clintonville neighborhood with his wife and twin daughters. He is proud every day to support the Fordham mission to help make excellent education options more numerous and more readily available for families and…

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