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Category: Current Issues

Here is a compendium of current issues that affect Ohio’s public entities, plus McGown & Markling news of note.

U.S. Department Of Education Publishes Guidance on Report Cards For the Every Student Succeeds Act

The United States Department of Education published non-regulatory, non-binding guidance to assist school districts prepare report cards for the Every Student Succeeds Act. The guidance covers areas of charter school reporting, calculation of student participation rates, the definition of a graduation cohort, and more. To read the guidance, click here. Authors: Matthew John Markling, Patrick […]

U.S. Department Of Education Publishes Guidance on Alternate Assessment Requirements

The United States Department of Education published guidance on meeting alternate assessment requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (“ESSA”). The guidance focuses on directing states to comply with the one percent requirement for alternate assessments that are aligned with alternate academic achievement standards. The guidance highlights the potential consequences for failing to comply with […]

The Ohio Ethics Commission – The Voice of Ethics – 2019 Quarter 1

The Ohio Ethics Commission just published its newest newsletter, which can be viewed here. Past newsletters from the Ohio Ethics Commission can be viewed here. McGown & Markling is often asked to opine on various ethics issues, but the best ethics advice comes straight from the Ohio Ethics Commission itself. To request an advisory opinion […]