Edcuation Reform

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Some believe a pending vote from the state’s top education leaders could have major ramifications on local schools around Ohio. The debate dealing with Ohio’s so-called 5 of 8 rule is taking social media by storm.  The hashtag “5of8” or “Ohio5of8” refers to the state rule requiring elementary schools to provide at least five of the eight specialist positions for every 1,000 students.

We’re talking about art, music, and physical education teachers, school counselors, library media specialists, nurses, social workers and visiting teachers.

Study: Ohio Superintendents Support the Common Core

May 19, 2013

A new study released Friday by the Fordham institute gauged Ohio superintendents' views on education reform in the state. One notable finding is that the majority of Superintendents support the Common Core, an initiative that has caused some controversy. Emily McCord spoke to the Fordham Institutes' Terry Ryan and the lead researcher on the project, Steve Farkas and began by asking Terry about the purpose of the study.