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A Columbus woman convicted of using money from a startup charter school to purchase luxury vehicles and other items  has been sentenced to three years in prison.

A court has dismissed an appeal by Ohio's largest online charter school of a ruling allowing the state to use the amount of time students are logged in to calculate enrollment and funding.

cnn.com

Ohio school officials and education experts are waiting to see what President-Elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education will mean in a state that pioneered school vouchers. 

ohiosenate.gov

Republican State Senator Peggy Lehner is pushing back against allegations by a political blog that she has a conflict of interest regarding charter schools. 

education.ohio.gov

Ohio Board of Education member A.J. Wagner has resigned because he's leaving the state.

The state says nearly a third of Ohio charter school sponsors could have their authority revoked under new evaluations of how well the sponsors follow current educational rules and laws.

Ohio Public Radio

A lawyer for the Turkish government hired to investigate publicly funded U.S. charter schools started by the followers of a reclusive Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania filed a formal complaint Tuesday with Ohio's auditor.

Feds Release Controversial Charter School Grant To Ohio

Sep 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education is releasing a disputed 71 million grant to Ohio to aid high-performing charter schools with strings attached.

The state  and its largest online charter school operator, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow,  went to court Monday in a battle  over what’s required to educate students.

The Ohio Department of Education says it's moving forward with evaluations of charter school sponsors for following  rules and laws.

Columbus Division of Police

State Auditor David Yost wants to recover more than 60 thousand dollars in start-up money from operators of two Columbus charter schools that closed nearly three years ago. 

Ohio Public Radio

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland is calling for a halt to the creation of private, for-profit charter schools. 

Ohio's largest online charter school operator has taken its dispute with the state over attendance records to the courts and the airwaves.

The state’s largest online charter school operator failed to turn over attendance data to the Ohio Department of Education yesterday as ordered by a judge, but a spokesperson says it will do so by the end of the week.

A Franklin County judge has ordered Ohio's largest online charter school operator to turn over attendance data to the Ohio Department of Education by 5 p.m. today. 

Ohio Department of Education officials are asking a Franklin County judge to force the state's largest online charter school operator to turn over attendance data to determine state funding.

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. 

ecotohio.org

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.

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