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Aaron Churchill

    Author Website: http://edexcellence.net/about-us/fordham-staff/aaron-churchill


    Author Bio:
    Aaron Churchill is an Ohio Research & Data Analyst for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. A native of Pittsburgh, Aaron previously worked for Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, an educational nonprofit that teaches K-12 students business and economics principles. Aaron earned degrees from the University of Maryland, Wheaton College, and most recently Carnegie Mellon University (M.S. in Public Policy).


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Stop Focusing on Proficiency Rates When Evaluating Schools

States should use proficiency rates cautiously because of their correlation with student demographics and prior achievement—factors that are outside of schools’ control.

10/17/2016

Ohio Fixes Its Charter Law

It’s been a long road to comprehensive charter reform in Ohio, but the legislation that overwhelmingly passed last week drew bipartisan support and praise from editorial boards across the state.

10/15/2015

School Closures and Student Achievement

Though fraught with controversy and political peril, shuttering bad schools might just be a saving grace for students who need the best education they can get.

05/04/2015

How Private Schools Adapt to Vouchers: Five Case Studies from Ohio

Private schools that accept voucher students struggle to make ends meet, but are strikingly mission focused, often with a crusader’s zeal to educate every child that comes through their door, bearing a voucher or not.

02/03/2014
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