Teaching in the 614

600px-Iowa_614_svgMany misconceptions surround how “easy” it is to be a teacher. For example, have you ever been asked if you chose the education profession because of “summers off”?

Members of CEA work tirelessly to prepare our students for the future. The CEA Blog is proud to announce the beginning of a new series, “Teaching in the 614”. Written by CEA members, it provides an insight into the personal victories and challenges our members experience on a daily basis, working with the students of Ohio’s largest urban school district.

 Click on the link below to read the first installment in this exciting new series.

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CCS Continues To Progress Academically

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently released 2008-2009 report cards, measuring the academic progress of every school and school district across the state. Columbus City Schools kept its rating of Continuous Improvement. Equivalent to a grade of “C”, this marks the third year CCS has maintained this designation.

“It is due to the hard work of the teachers of Columbus that the district has been able to maintain the rating of Continuous Improvement,” said CEA President Rhonda Johnson.

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Ohio Charter Students Outperformed By Traditional Public Schools, Says Report

cover2_smA recently released report from researchers at Stanford University seriously questions the amount of learning imparted to Ohio’s charter school students. The report, released by Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) is titledMultiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States. It contains a longitudinal, student-level data analysis that covers more than 70 percent of the nation’s students that attend charter schools, including Ohio. Multiple Choice includes over 1.7 million records from more than 2400 charter schools.

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