Charter Schools

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6:38 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Progressive Coalition Targets Charter School Leases

A consortium of progressive groups is calling on the state to tighten oversight on charter school leases.

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12:40 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Website Says Charter School Kids Fail 3rd Grade Reading Test At 2X Rate Of Public Schools

A progressive-leaning think tank and the state’s largest teachers’ union have released data they say shows mixed grades last year for Ohio’s students who need to pass a key elementary school test. 

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6:54 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Charter School Network Critical Of Informational Website

A network of charter schools is criticizing a website called KnowYourCharter.com.

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9:23 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Think Tank, OEA Launch Website Detailing Charter School Stats

A progressive-leaning think tank and the state’s largest teachers union have launched a new website that lays out performance and financial reviews of charter schools.

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9:47 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court: Are Millions In Public Charter School Dollars Private?

White Hat Management was founded by former Ohio State University trustee David Brennan

The Ohio Supreme Court will now decide whether a private management company that was paid tens of millions of dollars in tax money to run charter schools is -- at least to some extent -- a public entity. 

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7:47 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Legislators Question Who Is Paying For Pro-Charter School Statehouse Rally

More than 400 people are expected to rally at the Statehouse Tuesday in support of an embattled charter school management company and its chain of academies.

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7:27 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Dems In General Assembly Frustrated More Charter School Reforms Haven't Passed

The VLT Academy in Cincinnati is the 22nd charter or community school to close this fiscal year.

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8:49 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Allegations About Horizon Schools Polarize Charter School Supporters, Opponents

Opponents of charter schools made serious allegations during a Statehouse rally earlier today.

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7:22 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Troubled Charter School Chain Subject Of Federal, State Probes

Ohio Department of Education officials say they have forwarded allegations of sexual misconduct, test tampering and other possible criminal misdeeds at a Dayton charter school to Montgomery County Children Services and Dayton police.

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6:47 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Judge Orders State To Sponsor Charter School Facing Closure

A Hamilton County judge has ordered the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor a charter school in order to keep it operating.

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7:22 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Stake Out Positions On Education

Education is likely to be a key issue in the gubernatorial race.

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6:03 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Columbus School Board Begins Discussions On Levy Request

The Columbus City School Board began discussion on the recommendation for a November combined levy request last night -- but some found the proposal a bit light on details.

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7:22 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Critics Say State Budget Helps Private, Charter Schools, Hurts Public Schools

A left leaning think tank says the proposed two year state budget would help private and charter schools but would hurt public schools.

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7:03 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Local Charters Want Piece Of CCS Money

Charter school operators in Columbus want to share local funding with public schools.

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