Why support OSBLC?

This article is designed to answer that very question for not only school board members, but citizens as well. Over the next several months, we are going to highlight various differences between our organization and the more well known OSBA (Ohio School Boards Association). For now, we will focus on …

Common Core Field Test

Is your district part of the field test for the new Common Core assessments?  The following article not only obtains great detail about the field test, but once you finish the story, you will find a database of all schools participating in field testing this spring.  Two key points form …

Spotlight Spring Edition

OSBLC recently released our first newsletter called Spotlight.  The spring edition is filled with information on topics like common core and levy results.  Below is a feature of the newsletter to keep you informed about the relevant legislation being debated in Columbus. Subscribe to our email list to make sure …

Common Core Summit!

“Curriculum Matters” July 10th, 2014 Make plans to attend this special meeting on common core.  The focus of this event is to educate all attending on the status of common core in Ohio and introduce curriculum options to those interested in alternatives to common core.  Also, guest will include members from the …

Ohio Education Association names OSBLC an enemy

February 19, 2014 The Ohio Education Association, Ohio’s largest teachers union, has named the Ohio School Boards Leadership Council to its “enemies” list. In a recent state-wide conference OEA offers sessions to help teachers identify their enemies and discussed how to “deal” with them. Another OEA enemy, the 1851 Center For …

Common Core is on the ropes in many states

Both New York and Kentucky have tested their kids statewide on the Common Core standards and have fully implemented the new curriculum in the classroom. Why are these two states deciding they are not satisfied with Common Core? In New York, the kids tested poorly with only 35% passing the …

How transparent is your school board?

With over 700 school districts across Ohio and the growth of the internet, it should be easy to find districts that provide contact information, agendas and minutes of meetings and maybe even provide audio or video footage of their meetings.  Last year our organization contacted hundreds of districts and found …