Charter Schools

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the Springfield City Schools must release student contact information requested by the School Choice organization as long as parents give their consent.

horizondayton.org

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a nonprofit property management company created by a charter school may not claim a school-related property tax exemption. 

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A Franklin County judge on Monday denied a request by Ohio's largest online charter school to block the state from conducting an attendance audit.

A new study by a charter school backer says Ohio students who moved to private schools under the state's EdChoice scholarship program tended to perform significantly worse on state reading and math tests compared with public school students.

Brown Wants More Federal Analysis Of Ohio Charter Program

Jun 20, 2016

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is calling on federal regulators to examine how Ohio charter schools that received money through a charter-school grant program size up against their counterparts in other states. 

Ohio Public Radio

A new state audit shows charter school attendance has improved.

education.ohio.gov

A member of the Ohio Board of Education has asked federal education officials to seek an independent audit of the Ohio Department of Education.  

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Ohio schools superintendent Lonny Rivera has submitted new charter school performance data to federal regulators deciding whether to release a 71 million grant awarded to the state.

Andy Chow

With Ohio’s failing charter schools getting most of the attention, the state’s more successful charter schools say they’re struggling to attract good quality teachers. 

Leaders of top-ranking charter schools say more money is needed to pay for teachers and facilities in order for them to thrive.

education.ohio.gov

Ohio schools superintendent Richard Ross has issued new guidelines for evaluating charter school sponsors in the wake of a data-tampering scandal in the state's school choice office.

State audits show dozens of Ohio charter schools collectively have failed to repay the state more than 6 million in misspent tax dollars. 

Karen Kasler

A three-member panel appointed by the outgoing state school superintendent has recommended to the state school board 22 ideas on how to reform and restore the public perception of the charter school system. 

Columbus Division of Police

The founder of two closed Columbus charter schools will serve five years' probation and make 75 hundred dollars restitution to the state for money he stole from the schools.

The U.S. Department of Education has restricted the initial flow of a 71 million dollar charter school grant to Ohio, pending further assurances the state can responsibly oversee the money amid an investigation into the state's former school choice director.

Republican Ohio Govenor John Kasich has signed into law a charter school crackdown bill containing new performance, accountability and reporting requirements. 

A coalition of researchers says students at online charter schools are drastically lagging behind students at traditional public schools. 

The Ohio House has approved new performance, accountability and transparency requirements for charter schools.

A charter school reform bill is moving through the Ohio Legislature after months of negotiation.

Jo Ingles / OPR

Ohio’s troubled charter schools recently received a 71 million dollar federal grant. from the federal government.

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