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OFT opposes bill to let districts create different standards, evaluations, curriculum
House Bill 212 would allow the creation of hundreds of standards, teacher evaluation models and curricula. OFT believes that decisions about academic standards, teacher evaluations and testing should be made in the context of the new federal law known as ESSA. We support tabling HB 212. See the Hannah News report from the House Education Committee.
Lordstown Local Schools Treasurer Mark Ferrara and Superintendent Terry Armstrong are withholding teachers' health care benefits because they would not accept the district's negotiations proposal.
OFT teachers at Van Wert Middle School and Port Clinton Middle Schools helped earn those schools honors as Ohio Schools to Watch.
OFT members play a role in middle school honors. Teacher-level value-added data will be available in April.
Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) brings some changes to how states do education. OFT members need to understand the changes and how they impact the work members do in schools and classrooms. It is equally important that members share your ideas and expertise with OFT so we can inform how the new laws are implemented.