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The. She will take the reins in September when current Superintendent Paolo DeMaria retires and while a search for a permanent replacement is ongoing. Siddens has been with the Ohio Department of Education for 15 years, most recently as Senior Executive Director of the Center for Student Supports.
Districts and charter schools in the Miami Valley region are reporting difficulty in filling many positions as the new school year gets underway. Both Dayton City Schools and the this year.
New year, old myths
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools , including three very old, standard-issue canards. The fourth, that public support for charter schools is dropping, is perhaps a bit newer but seems more like wishful thinking from charter opponents than any legitimate widely-held misconception. It, too, is busted nonetheless.
The school choice landscape
University of Notre Dame sociology professor Mark Berends published. He lays out not only the numbers and types of charter schools and voucher programs in use today but also the numbers of students utilizing them and the findings of the best research regarding them. A compact, detailed, and important read.
The—and took pains to point out that “[v]irtual school students experienced the same pandemic-related anxieties and mental health stress” as other students. OVA’s current and future spending on more counselors and psychologists, as well as increased summer offerings, and support for families needing help with home internet costs are detailed.
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