1. This story sounds a lot like a turnaround strategy tied to testing. You know: the kind of thing where a new leader looks at data showing what hasn’t been working for kids for a while and stops it. Then researches a new and better way to achieve that goal – one with a good track record of success – and then implements it. And then plans to use test data to make sure it’s working. Hope nobody sues! (Marion Star, 6/10/19)
  2. Speaking of legal actions, the former sponsor of ECOT is being lauded for “taking the high road” and settling with the state to give back a large sum of money. In lieu of other legal actions, I mean. (Columbus Dispatch, 6/12/19)
  3. The state board of education yesterday voted to approve a set of standards around social-emotional learning. The discussion was interesting, and a bit weird. What else could you ask for? (Dayton Daily News, 6/11/19)

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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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