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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 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. 

Public school advocates say they have the numbers to prove the funding system for charter schools hurts public school students.

State Budget Praised For Tax Cut Contains Surprise Increase

Jul 7, 2015

Lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich lauded the state budget for its tax cuts for small business owners. But it appears the first year of the budget may actually include a tax increase for many of them. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.  

There will likely be a funding increase for K-12 public education in the next state budget, since lawmakers scrapped Goveror John Kasich’s proposal that would have resulted in less money for half the state’s more than 600 school districts.

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. 

A network of charter schools is criticizing a website called

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.

Education Activists, Officials Identify Loophole In 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee

Mar 10, 2014

Educational advocates are pointing out a discrepancy in  Ohio's third grade reading guarantee.