From the Field

“From the Field” Ohio School Districts Prep for the 2018 Graduation Cliff he Issue In mid October, President Obama announced that the national graduation rate hit an all time high of 83.2% [White House Press Release]. Ohio, however, is slated beginning in 2018 to move in the opposite direction. In 2018, Ohio will transition to…

Teacher Shortage on the Horizon

In the 1950s, an alarming percentage of Ohio public school classrooms were staffed with teachers holding temporary certificates and cadet certificates. Temporary certificates were issued to persons with a degree in a field other than education upon the request of a superintendent. The cadet program permitted certification of a person with at least 56 semester…