From the daily archives: Sunday, November 23, 2014

A recent email response from one of Ohio’s State School Board members called the “5 of 8” rule “outdated” and stated that there are many other specialist positions that school must hire these days.  While it is true that there are many additional specialists that schools and districts need to employ these days than when the rule was created, the specialists that are mandated by this particular rule are uniformly critical to all children while other needs vary widely across the state.

In fact, I would make the case that the “5 of 8” rule is outdated because it does not require all of the key […]

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