A few years ago, in the midst of debates over academic distress commissions (ADCs), Governor DeWine“The state has a moral obligation to help intervene on behalf of students stuck in failing schools.” That was true then, and is still true today. Yet Ohio policymakers have wrestled with what policies can best drive improvement. For many years, Ohio has focused on turning around entire school districts, the idea behind the controversial ADCs.
Another approach—required under the federal law known as ESSA—is to focus on improving individual schools. But this effort has gotten significantly less attention. What is Ohio doing to implement ESSA’s school improvement requirements? How does the state identify low performers and what steps are taken after identification? Which schools are currently in improvement status? What can the state do to strengthen policy in this area?
The Fordham Institute invites you to an online event to discuss school turnaround policy in the Buckeye State.of the University of Virginia will present data from her on school improvement. Aaron Churchill of the Fordham Institute, will present his findings from a new analysis of Ohio’s school improvement policies. An audience Q&A will follow the presentations.
August 30, 2022
Online via Zoom