1. Hey there, school funding fans! Fordham’s Chad Aldis has some questions for you about how charter schools will fare in the proposed new formula getting a lot of attention on Capitol Square currently. And he’s not alone. (Gongwer Ohio, 4/1/19) Ditto for Fordham’s Aaron Churchill. (Dayton Daily News, 4/3/19)
  2. We close today with a look at chronic absenteeism in Montgomery County school districts (ranging from 2.7 percent in Miami East to 33.2 percent in Northridge Local) and what those districts are doing about it (gift cards, trophies, lotteries, even door knocking). But not Miami East. I think they may be cool with their number. (Dayton Daily News, 4/2/19) 

SPEAKING OF ABSENTEEISM, GADFLY BITES IS TAKING A LITTLE BREAK FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. WE’LL BE BACK ON MONDAY 4/8. WITH A NOTE. WE PROMISE.

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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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