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.
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.
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.
Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is calling on federal regulators to examine how Ohio charter schools that received money through a charter-school grant program size up against their counterparts in other states.