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Karen Kasler

The Ohio Attorney General has filed an argument in court claiming the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow’s agreements with its management and software service companies constitute a pattern of corrupt activity. 

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Republican Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien has recused himself from an investigation into potential criminal conduct by officials at the Electronic Classroom of tomorrow. 

Ohio Public Radio

The state auditor says the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow committed fraud by inflating student participation numbers in order to continue collecting millions in taxpayer money.

The Columbus City Attorney's office has filed a motion seeking to halt the state's planned auction of computers owned by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, saying they may contain evidence of attendance-data manipulation. 

Ohio Public Radio

Two government watchdog groups are seeking information from the sponsor of an online charter school operator about any taxpayer money it spent to keep employees from speaking.  

Ohio Public Radio

The state's largest online charter school operator is accused of deliberately manipulating student attendance data to defraud the state out of millions of dollars. 

The state's largest online charter school operator is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to overturn a Franklin County Court of Appeals ruling that the Ohio Board of Education legally ordered it to repay 60 million dollars in state aid. 

The Ohio Channel

Attorneys for the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and the Ohio Department of Education traded jabs before the Ohio Supreme Court yesterday over how the state should fund schools and if that funding should be tied to just enrollment or student participation.

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The Ohio Board of Education has voted to recoup more than 19 million dollars in overpayments to the state’s largest online charter school operator, which closed last month. 

The state's largest online charter school operator is expected to close today,  halfway through the academic year. 

Ohio Public Radio

A new study shows graduation rates in Ohio's public schools are higher than those in charter schools.

The Ohio Supreme Court has denied a request to temporarily halt the state's efforts to recoup 60 million dollars from the state's largest online charter school operator.

The Ohio Department of Education says the state's largest online charter school operator could owe another 20 dollars million for failing to properly verify enrollment properly. 

Karen Kalser / Ohio Statehouse News Bureau

The embattled online charter school operators that’s had funding pulled back several times because of attendance and participation discrepancies is making a change.

In the last year, there's been a big drop in support for charter schools, while other forms of school choice are getting a little less unpopular. That's the top line of a national poll released today.

President Trump and his education secretary Betsy DeVos have put school choice front and center on their education agenda. The general idea of "choice," however, takes many forms.

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The superintendent of Ohio's largest online charter school operator is retiring amid its court battle with Ohio officials over at least 60 million dollars in disputed funding.

Ohio Public Radio

A Democratic state lawmaker has introduced a bill designed to plug a potential hole in education funding and accountability.

Ohio Public Radio

he Ohio Republican Party is returning money to a long-time GOP donor and founder of the state's largest online charter school.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Department of Education has ordered more money be pulled from an embattled online charter school operator's monthly funding.

Ohio Public Radio

The state auditor wants the Ohio Department of Education to stop providing funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, saying there are still discrepancies as to how many students are actually attending the state's largest online charter school operator.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the Ohio department of Education may start collecting 60 million dollars from the state's largest online charter school operator. 

The Ohio Department of Education will assume oversight of two charter schools originally overseen by the Reynoldsburg City Schools.

Ohio House of Representatives

A Democratic state lawmaker says Republican state auditor David Yost should recuse himself from any further investigations into the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

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State Auditor David Yost says his office plans to "get to the bottom" of the source of funding for an online charter school's tv ad attacking Ohio's effort to have the school repay 60 million dollars.

The state is suing the operator of a youth summer camp and an athletic league for charter school students for misspending 550 thousand dollars.

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The state's largest online charter school operator says a television ad attacking Ohio's effort to recoup 60 million dollars wasn't funded with public money and is no longer being broadcast.

An Ohio appeals court has rejected arguments by the state's largest online charter school operator that the Ohio Department of Education illegally changed criteria to adjust funding for the 2015-16 school year.

Ohio Public Radio

The state's largest online charter school operator is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to block the state's efforts to recoup 60 million dollars in funding.

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State Auditor David Yost has ordered Ohio's largest online charter school operators to stop using taxpayer dollars on tv ads attacking the state's decision to claw back 60 million dollars in payments for the 2015-16 school year.

Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET with Louisiana study

It is the education debate of the Trump era. With the president and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos using policy and the bully pulpit to champion private school vouchers, supporters and critics have tangled over the question:

Do low-income, public school students perform better when they're given a voucher to attend a private school?

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