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Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow

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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. 

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An ethics complaint says  Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell should recuse himself from hearing a case affecting funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, for which he was commencement speaker in 2013. 

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A Franklin County judge has appointed an outside attorney to handle records and finances of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

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

Daniel Konik

2017 ends with some big decisions coming out of the Ohio Supreme Court. 

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. 

State Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal From ECOT

Sep 13, 2017

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to consider an enrollment dispute the state's largest online charter school operator says could determine the fate of the entire industry.  

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.

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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.

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Ohio's largest online charter school operator is getting less money from the state because of court rulings concluding it over reported student participation.

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

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

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Ohio's largest online charter school operator plans to lay off 350 employees next month and possibly more later after the state determined it must repay 60 million dollars for failing to accurately report attendance.

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A Republican state senator is sponsoring legislation that could help the state's largest online charter school operator delay repaying 60 million dollars to the state.

One of the nation's largest online charter school operators is suing the Ohio Board of Education over its vote to have the school repay $60 million that was disputed because of a lack of justifying documentation. 

Ohio's largest online charter school operator has promised to continue its fight with the Ohio Department of Education. 

The Franklin County Court of Appeals has denied a request by Ohio's largest online charter school operator to block the Ohio Department of Education from collecting 60 million dollars in payments.

Ohio's largest online charter school operator is asking a judge to block the Ohio  Board of Education from voting to order the school to pay back 60 million state dollars for enrollment that can't be justified.

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As enrollment in online charter schools has soared across the U.S., states have struggled to put in place regulations ensuring students get a real education and cyber schools get the right amount of funding.

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