Good morning. Tuesday’s election had effects for schools in many states, particularly in Ohio as most school levies passed which were renewals but requests for new dollars largely failed. Other election results around the country had different implications.
Florida: bond renewal extends digital learning initiative (WJHG)
Indiana: 90% of referenda pass, in some cases the cash helps avoid consolidation (NPR Indiana)
New York: school board election in Buffalo (yes, the election was held in May, not November) could change fate of superintendent (WIVB)
Common Core: states remain largely committed to standards, but wary on tests (EdWeek) Related: this recap (Cincinnati Enquirer) notes that Common Core opposition helped a challenger knock off an incumbent Republican in the 27th House District but not in the 7th Senate.
NAEP: high school senior scores remain stagnant (NPR State Impact)
Ohio PSEO: educators fear state changes will drain funds (Celina Daily Standard)
Blended learning: done right, it can transform the lives of students previously regarded as academic rejects (Christensen Institute)
BONUS LINK: May 8 1945 known as V-E Day as a result of the Allies’ triumph (YouTube)