The Ohio Department of Education released the first individual teacher report cards, Yahoo! News reports. School district and building effectiveness rankings are commonplace, but the district voluntary pilot program illustrates one of the all-important first steps initiated to reform Ohio’s failing schools. Requirements detailed in Gov. John Kasich’s approved budget and President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top education plan require greater teacher accountability, performance evaluations and professional development requirements…

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Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.