2018-19 Community (Charter) School Report Released

2018-19 Community (Charter) School Report Released

  • Posted by School Choice Ohio
  • On January 1, 2020
What percentage of Ohio’s dropout recovery charter schools met or exceeded the 2018-19 report card overall performance standards? How did Ohio charter schools perform compared to schools that are part of one of the Ohio 8 districts? You can find the answers to those questions and many more in the latest edition of the annual […]
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Upcoming Conferences

  • Posted by scoadmin
  • On December 3, 2019
Here are several upcoming conferences of interest you may wish to add to your calendar.  Ohio Head Start Parent, Family & Community Engagement Institute 4.5 Columbus Marriott Northwest, Dublin, Ohio January 15-17, 2020   Ohio Educational Technology Conference Greater Columbus Convention Center February 11-13, 2020   OAASFEP Federal Programs Spring Conference Hyatt Regency Columbus March […]
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Every Child Deserves the Opportunity to Thrive

Every Child Deserves the Opportunity to Thrive

  • Posted by scoadmin
  • On November 12, 2019
After the turkey and shopping ‘til you drop at the mall or online, take a moment to join a day of global generosity. Tuesday, December 3 is the ninth annual GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, […]
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State Board of Education Meeting December 9-10, 2019

State Board of Education Meeting December 9-10, 2019

  • Posted by scoadmin
  • On November 12, 2019
Have some time on your hands?  Did you know the State Board of Education streams their meetings via the Ohio Channel?  The Ohio Channel makes it easy to catch the latest episode of the State Board (or binge-watch multiple meetings) through its extensive library of meetings.  In case you’re not familiar with Ohio’s State Board […]
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Meet Ann Riddle by James Ragland

Meet Ann Riddle by James Ragland

  • Posted by scoadmin
  • On November 12, 2019
A popular Chinese proverb declares: “The journey to a thousand miles begins with one step.” The first stop on my trip to Toledo was to visit School Choice Ohio board member Ann Riddle. Ann is a bundle of energy. Her enthusiasm and advocacy on behalf of children is infectious. In just a few minutes I […]
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What If School Were Something Different?

What If School Were Something Different?

  • Posted by scoadmin
  • On November 12, 2019
Personalized learning. Personalization. Student-centered learning. An alternative to one-size-fits-all education. What do these buzz words mean? The Aurora Institute (formerly the International Association for K-12 Online Learning or iNACOL) defines personalized learning as: “Tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs, and interests–including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn–to provide flexibility […]
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Choice Disrupted

Choice Disrupted

  • Posted by scoadmin
  • On November 12, 2019
Ohio law requires that school districts provide transportation to eligible private and charter school students. It’s that transportation that helps families choose education options beyond the traditional district school assigned to their child. While transportation by districts is required, it’s not always provided in a student- or family-friendly way. For one Columbus mom, enough was […]
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Bad News from the Nation’s Report Card

Bad News from the Nation’s Report Card

  • Posted by scoadmin
  • On November 1, 2019
The latest results from the Nation’s Report Card are out and the news isn’t good. Recently released results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicate mathematics scores are flat and reading scores dropped. 
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It’s All About Opportunity

It’s All About Opportunity

  • Posted by scoadmin
  • On October 22, 2019
If you believe every child deserves the opportunity to have an educational setting that works best for them, you’re likely looking forward to January to celebrate National School Choice Week Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2020. Whether you’re a school, a home schooling family or just an organization interested in raising awareness and support for […]
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