In 2010-11, 40 percent of public school students (enrolled in both district and charter schools) in Ohio's eight major urban areas attended a school rated D or F by the state. This is an improvement from the previous year, when 47 percent of students attended such schools.

The percent of students attending schools rated A or B has remained roughly the same. However, the percent of students in these cities attending a school that has met or exceeded "expected growth" (according to Ohio's value-added metric) has risen significantly, from 67 percent in 2009-10 to 78 percent in 2010-11.

City by City Analyses:

    Emmy formerly served as director of Ohio policy & research for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. In this role, she advocated to state policymakers for smart improvements to Ohio education laws and policies; conducted research and policy analysis on a wide variety of education issues facing the Buckeye State; and managed the development, production, and dissemination of Fordham’s Ohio research studies and policy events.…

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    Terry Ryan was Vice-President for Ohio Programs and Policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Research Institution.

    He is the author, with Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Michael Lafferty of Ohio’s Education Reform Challenges: Lessons from the Frontlines (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

    Bianca was a policy and research associate in the Dayton office. Prior to this role, she worked as a research assistant and a research intern for Fordham. She came to Fordham as a recent graduate from Ohio State’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs, where she earned a Master’s in public administration. Prior to working at Fordham Bianca worked as a research assistant analyzing Ohio’s Step up To Quality Initiative.…

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