From the daily archives: Saturday, August 27, 2011

[3:30 pm – REVISED: Our original post excluded some math teachers – sorry for the omission. We have updated the title and the list of teachers to reflect their inclusion.  New list has 334 pages and total projected cost of tests is $2,187,050]


The lists included at the end of this post:

Are NOT intended to imply in any way that these educators are ineffective. Do NOT reflect the hard work, long hours, or dedication of the individuals on the list. Do NOT reflect improvements that have occurred in many of these schools. Are NOT an indictment of educators who […]

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The Ohio Department of Education has released the State Report Cards for schools and districts (though school report cards have incorrect state data that has yet to be corrected) and that means the names of the teachers who will be required to take the Praxis exams is also available. I’ll be posting the list of 349 schools and over 5,900 teachers on Plunderbund later today.

To help catch you up, here is some light reading about the “Retesting Teachers” provision in House Bill 153 (Budget Bill):

As prepared by the Legislative Service Commission:

Retesting Teachers
RC 3319.58


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In July of 2009, Ohio’s Legislature – including the Republican-controlled State Senate – passed Governor Ted Strickland’s budget that included $900 million per year in revenue from Video Lottery Terminals for racetracks.

The VLT plan was quickly put on hold once a group of former Ken Blackwell staffers – including Carlo Loparo – formed a group called and sued to have the VLT plan put up for a vote., funded by millions of dollars from contributors they refused to name, was formed specifically to kill the plan for raising extra revenue from VLTs so that Strickland would […]

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