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Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
The number of people attempting and passing the GED has plummeted. The Ohio economy is tough on low-wage workers with limited formal education. Without a high school diploma, it is virtually impossible to get a family-supporting job. But the GED has become a barricade, blocking Ohio workers from career goals, instead of a launching pad. Employers…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
The number of people attempting and passing the GED has plummeted. The Ohio economy is tough on low-wage workers with limited formal education. Without a high school diploma, it is virtually impossible to get a family-supporting job. But the GED has become a barricade, blocking Ohio workers from career goals, instead of a launching pad. Employers…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods
Shields, Michael – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
Quality preschool improves children's educational outcomes into the elementary grades, and good programs with wraparound childcare anchor family financial stability by enabling parents to work. Yet, too few Cincinnati children have access to a good preschool or any preschool at all. A levy on this November's ballot seeks to change that by adding a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Public Schools, School Districts
Shields, Michael – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
Quality preschool improves children's educational outcomes into the elementary grades, and good programs with wraparound childcare anchor family financial stability by enabling parents to work. Yet, too few Cincinnati children have access to a good preschool or any preschool at all. A levy on this November's ballot seeks to change that by adding a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Public Schools, School Districts
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
Until last year, Ohio had in place a rule requiring a minimum level of staffing for music, visual arts, physical education, counselors, librarians, nurses, social workers and visiting teachers. School districts had to have at least five of these eight positions for every 1,000 students. In March 2015, the State Board of Education eliminated this…
Descriptors: Music Education, Art Education, Physical Education, Teacher Student Ratio
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
Until last year, Ohio had in place a rule requiring a minimum level of staffing for music, visual arts, physical education, counselors, librarians, nurses, social workers and visiting teachers. School districts had to have at least five of these eight positions for every 1,000 students. In March 2015, the State Board of Education eliminated this…
Descriptors: Music Education, Art Education, Physical Education, Teacher Student Ratio
Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2015
Policy Matters Ohio periodically surveys schools about fiscal conditions and operational strategies. The Ohio Association of School Business Officials provided a link to such a survey in their newsletter of December 2014 through February 2015. Fifty-three respondents, representing 8.6 percent of districts and including representatives from all…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Financial Support, Budgets
Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2015
Policy Matters Ohio periodically surveys schools about fiscal conditions and operational strategies. The Ohio Association of School Business Officials provided a link to such a survey in their newsletter of December 2014 through February 2015. Fifty-three respondents, representing 8.6 percent of districts and including representatives from all…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Financial Support, Budgets
Patton, Wendy; Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2015
A skilled workforce is one essential component of a prosperous and inclusive state economy. Attaining a degree or other post-secondary credential has obvious benefits to graduates and their families. Higher education insulates against unemployment and can be a pathway out of the low-wage economy. Funding for higher education is correlated with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Tuition, Student Financial Aid, Investment
DePaoli, Jennifer – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
Highly rated urban schools are often held up as models for lower-rated urban districts. These high-scoring urban schools, both district and charter, get results on Ohio's standardized tests that shine compared to results many schools get in districts struggling with the effects of concentrated poverty. Administrators, journalists, and policy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, State Standards
DePaoli, Jennifer – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
Policy Matters Ohio looked at schools rated the highest over a two-year period in each of Ohio's eight largest urban districts. State, school, and district data were used to examine schools--district-run and charter--that were rated Excellent or higher for either the 2010-11 or the 2011-12 school year or both. The number of schools examined ranged…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, State Standards
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood (CCPN) initiative brings together Central neighborhood residents, community stakeholders and partners to create the kind of community where every child can have career and college success. Helping children achieve a bright future filled with opportunity is the cornerstone of the Promise Initiative. The…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Family Programs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Attainment
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood (CCPN) initiative brings together Central neighborhood residents, community stakeholders and partners to create the kind of community where every child can have career and college success. Helping children achieve a bright future filled with opportunity is the cornerstone of the Promise Initiative. The…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Family Programs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Attainment
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
In the twentieth century, Ohioans as individuals and Ohio as a state did much to improve the education level of Ohio's workforce. The state built a world-class network of community colleges and branch campuses, institutions created to make post-secondary education accessible and affordable. These efforts, along with investments in K-12 education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Financial Problems, State Aid
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
In the twentieth century, Ohioans as individuals and Ohio as a state did much to improve the education level of Ohio's workforce. The state built a world-class network of community colleges and branch campuses, institutions created to make post-secondary education accessible and affordable. These efforts, along with investments in K-12 education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Financial Problems, State Aid
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