1. A quiet weekend in clips, but what we do have is all on the same topic: report cards. The Plain Dealer is looking toward the release of state report cards later this week. There is a lot of focus on the three districts on the brink of an academic distress designation—one is cautiously optimistic, the other two seem resigned to their fate. Chad Aldis is on hand as the sole voice in support of overall school grades, to make their debut on report cards at long last this year. (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 9/10/18)
  2. Same anticipation is afoot in the Mahoning Valley. Most of the word count is reserved for Youngstown CEO Krish Mohip, who is expecting to see some good outcomes on growth measures for his district. The rest of the districts interviewed here seem to be expecting status quo. (Youngstown Vindicator, 9/9/18)
  3. Finally, state legislators have their eyes peeled for those report cards as well. The chairs of the education committees in both House and Senate assert that report card data will influence any future discussion of changing the state’s graduation requirements that occur in their respective chambers this fall. Can’t wait. Link (Gongwer Ohio, 9/7/18)

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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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