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Little Kids Count: Accountability in Grades K-2

Little Kids Count: Accountability in Grades K-2

By Carol S. Young, Ph.D., Director, BCHF Accountability and School Improvement Department What are your school’s K-2 report card measures? Many of us would answer by saying that school accountability in Ohio does not start until grade three, when the first state tests occur. Ohio, in fact, does have some K-2 accountability measures, important ones. […]

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The Importance of Charter School Board Membership

By Hana Chandoul, Strategic Communications Specialist Charter schools are an innovative and progressive approach for parents seeking alternative high-quality educational options. The success and sustainability of charter schools would not be possible without the involvement of board members. Serving on the board of a charter school is more than just governing; it’s an opportunity to

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Housing With A Heart

Community Partners

The residents at Hometown Apts in Red House, West Virginia were so lucky to receive a generous cleaning supply donation from Heartbeat of the Valley, Inc. Each resident received a large supply of cleaning products. Special thanks to both Heartbeat of the Valley and Becky Martin, the Service Coordinator on-site. Amazing community partners like Heartbeat

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Mr. Derek Lee

Academy for Urban Scholars Director Receives Outstanding Educational Leader Award

Mr. Derek Lee, school leader at The Academy for Urban Scholars Columbus, was recognized with an Outstanding Educational Leader Award at the Education 2.0 conference held in Las Vegas. After being contacted by the conference, Mr. Lee went through rounds of interviews, submitted writing samples, and sent in a community work piece to become an

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Leadership That Works

By Mindy Farry, School Improvement Representative Ask fifty people what their definition of leadership is, and you will likely get fifty varied, yet similar answers. In talking to several new school leaders recently, I realized that while we spend a great deal of time onboarding new teachers to their roles, we don’t spend even a fraction of that

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Celebrating our Schools

We are pleased to celebrate our BCHF schools that were recognized by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce on their achievements! The Overall 5-Star Building Award is awarded to buildings that exceeded state standards by earning an overall 5-stars on the Traditional Report Card for their performance across the 5-rated components: Achievement Component; Progress

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Detroit Pistons Visit Imagine Environmental Science Academy

Detroit Pistons Visit Imagine Environmental Science Academy

The Detroit Pistons have partnered with Imagine Environmental Science Academy on Cash for Class, a program where tickets for a game are blocked out specifically for the school community to purchase. To promote the program, the Pistons mascot came down to visit the school alongside a school coach. They led a staff versus students basketball

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Hearts Across the Map

Hearts Across the Map

First grade students at Horizon Science Academy Lorain had a heartwarming goal for Valentine’s Day: they have embarked on a mission to collect valentines cards from every corner of the United States. This initiative has spread on social media, and the first-graders have not only received cards domestically, but a few have come from all

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