Poll: Parents support A-F letter grades for schools
According to a poll commissioned by Ohio Excels, 38 percent of parents rank A-F grades as the best way to characterize school performance. Numerical scale, descriptions and a 1-5 scale were preferred by 30, 24 and 8 percent, respectively.
The poll, conducted by Columbus-based Saperstein Associates, reveals that 91 percent of parents believe letter grades are easy to understand, and 87 percent view them as a good way to characterize overall school and district performance.
Ohio Excels is a nonpartisan coalition of business leaders committed to improving education for every Ohio student.
State Board to consider revised teacher evaluation framework
At its February meeting, the State Board of Education’s Teaching, Leading & Learning Committee unanimously passed an update, dubbed “OTES 2.0,” to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES), positioning the plan for consideration by the full board in March.
Industry sector partnership grant launches
Industry sector partnerships help promote collaboration between local businesses, education and training providers and community stakeholders. The Industry Sector Partnership Grant strives to ensure Ohioans are part of the workforce pipeline, meeting the needs of job creators and the local economy.
Nominations open for Ohio Teacher of the Year
The Ohio Teacher of the Year program annually identifies exceptional teachers and celebrates their effective, inspiring work both inside and outside of the classroom. It also offers educators opportunities for professional growth and gives teachers a voice as leaders and advocates for public education.
#ABConduct tip sheets available
Educators have a visible place in their communities. The choices they make can affect their families, jobs, schools and profession. The Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Education Association and Ohio Federation of Teachers offer a series of tip sheets supported by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators on how to recognize situations that can get educators in trouble.
OCSWA sponsors annual poster contest
The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA) is sponsoring its yearly poster contest for students in grades one through six, offering teachers a way to incorporate weather and art into classroom curriculum.
New School or Replication of a High Performing Charter School
Due to the increased number of Challenged Districts based on the 2018-2019 Ohio School Report Cards, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation is opening an accelerated window of opportunity for applicants to apply for a new or replicating community school to open in the 2020-2021SY.
We believe every student in Ohio should have the opportunity to attend a high quality public school. All application requirements are posted below. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Schorr at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (614) 942-2002.
Full Accelerated Application due January 31, 2020
BCHF New & Replicating School Application Webinar
Below you will find a link to the recorded webinar held on Thursday, April 25, 2019
Link to the BCHF New _ Replicating School Application Webinar
Link to the PowerPoint slides
Interested in changing sponsors?
Below are the links to the Sponsorship Transfer Application. If at any time you have questions, please contact Jennifer Schorr email@example.com
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