Charter Schools

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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.

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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.

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

Four people have been sentenced in a federal bribery case linked to an Ohio charter school, including the school's former superintendent. 

Ohio has received a 71 million dollar federal grant to expand charter schools even as state authorities review possible data scrubbing by a former school-choice director and lawmakers push fixing charter oversight.

The state auditor has referred a Columbus-area charter school for an ethics investigation after allegedly finding nepotism and self-serving deals. 

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Two Ohio Board of Education members who requested an independent investigation of the Ohio Department of Education's charter oversight office claim their proposal was improperly blocked.

State of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court decision that nearly a hundred million dollars in equipment bought by charter school operators with tax money belongs to those operators and not to the schools has raised more anger against the industry.

The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with a controversial charter school operator. 

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