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Publications and Reports
There are decisions being made at STRS you should know about. And in other news ... if you child is heading off to college, he or she could earn $2,000 as a Mooney Scholar.
State leaders push to require educator externships, expand vouchers. Our take - both bad ideas.
State budget detail illuminates true school funding deficit
District-by-district detail of changes in school funding in the proposed state budget show that most schools will receive less money or the same amount at a time when schools across Ohio desperately need increased resources to meet student needs. OFT is seriously concerned that what is being described as a $200 million increase for schools is actually a $277 million cut when all funds to schools - such as changes to the Tangible Personal Property tax - are considered.
Ohio's plan to implement ESSA ignores educator input on changes needed around teacher evaluations and testing. Review the draft and provide feedback to ODE.
Looking forward to the next state budget? Ohio's public schools set to get just 1 percent - not enought to meet needs of students.
Later deadlines offer Ohio greater opportunity to improve education via ESSA - the Every Student Succeeds Act. The work of OFT members earns awards for schools, district.
Stakeholders, teachers aligned on how to improve education. OLAC conference offers tools. Other new resources available.
Find out how OFT helped stop the state board from quieting educator voices.
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