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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.

Early test results are showing academic progress by Ohio's public school students. 

At least three big school districts including Columbus, are pleading with state education officials to take a close look at what they think is a major discrepancy.

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.

ohioauditor.gov

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.

ecotohio.org

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.

ohioauditor.gov

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.

Statehouse News Bureau

The state auditor says his office will review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints. 

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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.

Ohio Public Radio

The state schools superintendent is recommending cutting some mandated state tests, and suggesting local districts consider trimming tests for teacher evaluations.

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.

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More than 1 thousand Ohio high school students whose ACT college-entrance exams were invalidated by the tests' provider will receive their scores after all.

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.

State Auditor David Yost says a closed Columbus charter school failed to repay the state nearly 341 thousand dollars in educational support funding.

A state hearing officer has ruled against Ohio's largest online charter school operator in its appeal of the Ohio Department of Education's determination it owes 60 million dollars for enrollment that can't be justified.

Ohio Public Radio

The fight between the state and the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow brought supporters of the state's largest online charter school operator to the Statehouse on Tuesday.

bizjournals.com

The state has turned down 22 million out of 71 million dollars in federal charter school expansion grant money, saying enough potential schools will not meet the high performance ratings needed to qualify.

Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

High schools around the state are facing a crucial dilemma as about a third of students are not on track to graduate.

Next year's Ohio high school seniors will be the first to choose their route to graduation - pass some state tests, take a college entrance exam or earn an industry credential.

education.ohio.gov

The Ohio Department of Education is now accepting public comment on its draft of policies designed to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich says the state budget he will propose next week will include small funding increases each year for primary and secondary schools.

education.ohio.gov

Ohio Department of Education statistics show the number of charter schools in the state dropped in 2016 for the third straight year, while enrollment also declined.

A Franklin County judge has finalized a ruling allowing the Ohio Department of Education to review attendance records that could force Ohio's largest online charter school operators to return millions in state funding. 

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