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News & Updates

“Writing makes a difference” winners announced
Congratulations to the winners of the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation’s annual writing competition.  READ MORE

State Board committee supports tougher DOR standards
The State Board of Education’s Accountability and Continuous Improvement Committee recently recommended approval of stricter administrative rules for dropout prevention and recovery school report cards as part of a required five-year review. READ MORE

Toolkit offers school-based health care resources
A new School-Based Health Care Support Toolkit provides a set of resources for schools and communities as they work together to address common health issues and keep students in class and learning.  READ MORE

Legislator joins State Board in call for extension of eased graduation standards
Legislation has been introduced that aligns with the State Board of Education’s recommendation to extend relaxed graduation standards for two additional years.  READ MORE

Father of Parkland, Fla. victim testifies before legislative committee
Fred Guttenberg recently testified before the Senate Government & Oversight Committee in support of H.B. 585, legislation proposed by Gov. John Kasich in response to gun violence.  READ MORE

Legislature likely to address e-school issues
Senate President Larry Obhof recently suggested that the legislature “should take a look” at setting standards for verifying e-school enrollment and funding.  READ MORE

Ohio charter laws ranked 24th by CER
The Center for Education Reform recently released its National Charter School Law Rankings and Scorecard 2018 – assigning Ohio a grade of “C” and ranking it 24th among the 44 states and District of Columbia with charter school laws.  READ MORE

Report card overhaul bill introduced
Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) recently introduced H.B. 591, which calls for the creation of a new state report card system to assess public districts and schools beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.  READ MORE

New test options available for obtaining certificate of high school equivalence
The Ohio Department of Education recently announced that Ohioans now have three testing options for earning a certificate of high school equivalence: HiSET and TASC, in addition to the previously approved GED.  READ MORE

OACSA testifies before Senate Education Committee
Buckeye Community Hope Foundation Education Division Associate Director Jennifer Schorr – who recently assumed the Ohio Association of Charter School Authorizers chair position – testified before the Senate Education Committee last month.  READ MORE

OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal webinar recording available
A recording of the Ohio Department of Education’s OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal webinar from April 6 is available online. The webinar highlights how the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal was developed, the process a student must follow to achieve the seal, and what steps schools need to take to validate and issue the seal on transcripts and diplomas.

Application for Sponsorship

Please review all application materials in the links below for a new or replication of an existing high performing school. -

1. BCHF Application for New and Replicating Community Schools 19-20SY
2. Appendix A - D 2019-2020SY Application
3. FINAL Required Tables New and Replication Applications
4. Scoring Rubric BCHF Application New and Replicating

Letter of Intent to Apply is due July 1, 2018

Full Application is due September 1, 2018

BCHF New/Replicating School Application webinar registration information is provided below. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org

      Community School Application Instructional Webinar for the 19-20SY 
      Fri, Jun 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT 

      Please join the webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
      https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/254036173

      You can also dial in using your phone. 
      United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 

      Access Code: 254-036-173 

*Transfer and Renewal Applications will be posted in the month of June. Please contact Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org for more information.

Annual Report

Professional Development

BCHF Education Division: Professional Development Catalog (Winter/Spring 2018)

Download the Professional Development request form

Workshops and Events


Leadership Summit

Mark your calendar now to reserve the dates for our Summer Leadership Summit. The Leadership Summit brings together leadership teams from almost 50 community schools across Ohio for an intense and productive 2-day event focused on improving student performance. For 2018 the dates are June 14-15 and the location will once again be at the Quest Conference Center at Polaris.
June 14-15, 2018. Columbus. 9 am Thursday - 4 pm Friday. Register online

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