From the daily archives: Saturday, February 27, 2016

We’ve heard for nearly a year that the Ohio Local Report Card Data would be a mess due to the new (one-time-only) assessments, new cut scores, etc.  Patrick O’Donnell from Cleveland explained some of the problems last week, the day before the majority of the grades were released:

The state will be issuing its grades tomorrow for how well kids met math and English expectations and for how much they learned over the 2014-15 school year – the first year that Ohio tested students on the new multi-state standards.

Just don’t expect any neat and tidy answers – only lower […]

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In last Thursday’s Republican debate in Houston, Texas, the tenth internecine combat day so far, Gov. John Kasich was on the end again. But that may have helped him escape having to answer the question posed to Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz regarding when they would release their tax returns.

In 2012, the issue of tax returns came to haunt Republican candidate Mitt Romney. He initially refused to release his tax returns but relented until his wife Ann said they wouldn’t release any more, because critics would just use them to raise more questions. This year, Romney said […]

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For fans of Game of Thrones, Donald John Trump auditioned for and won the role of The Mountain Thursday night in Houston, Texas, as he brutalized his nearest would-be challengers, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, in the 10th Republican debate.

The combination shouting match and political blood bath offered viewers watching it on CNN a front row seat to the final five candidates hoping to win the Republican nomination for president. Who that nominee will be will be determined in July, in Cleveland, where Trump will either enter the foregone winner or have to fend off […]

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