Michael Shoaf

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Superintendent, Rocky River School District

Rocky River, Ohio

Michael Shoaf is entering his 10th year as superintendent of the Rocky River School District. Shoaf completed both his bachelor of science in education and master of arts degrees at The Ohio State University, earned an educational specialist degree from Kent State University, and completed his doctoral studies at Youngstown State University.

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Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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My District Has a New Way of Hiring Teachers and Guess What, It’s Working

Many factors are responsible for student academic success including meaningful instruction and engaged learning, parental involvement and professional development for…

By Michael Shoaf

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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