• COVID-19 Response

    The COVID-19 crisis has had an unprecedented impact upon the education and workforce systems in Ohio and the nation. The Ohio Education Research Center is conducting research and analyses to document and measure those impacts.

  • Data Dashboards

    One of the OERC's most in-demand competencies is the development of informative, functional, and visually appealing data dashboards. The OERC has developed compelling data projects for a wide range of clients.

  • Data Training

    Ohio Analytics is an administrative data partnership supporting education and workforce research priorities of Ohio’s public agencies and the Ohio Education Research Center.

  • Publications

    The OERC publishes research studies and policy briefs that reflect our preschool-through-workforce research agenda. Visit the Publication Library to explore our work.

Who We Are

The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) addresses critical issues of education practice and policy through a preschool-through-workforce research agenda. The OERC identifies and shares successful practices, responds to the needs educators and policymakers in Ohio and across the nation, and signals emerging trends. The OERC is member of Ohio Analytics, an administrative data partnership that supports education and workforce research priorities of Ohio’s public agencies and the OERC. Ohio Analytics centralizes state administrative data into a single data repository, the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive (OLDA), for education and workforce research. The OERC is a unit of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. The OERC works closely with partner universities, research organizations and government entities to fulfill its mission.

News From The Blog!

Unemployment Insurance Eligibility after COVID-19

Unemployment benefits are increasingly important for Ohioans. Between January 1 and the first week of April over 750,000 people have filed unemployment benefits in the state. This compares with 100,000 during the same time period in 2019. The decline in economic activity has thrown many people out of work. Many workers lost their jobs and are covered by the traditional UI benefits system. However, the federal legislation (CARES Act) and Ohio government have made substantial changes in the eligibility for UI Benefits in response the economic crisis.

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