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.
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.
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.
Newly-released Ohio Department of Education records show data experts were puzzled by some requests from an ex-charter school director whose decision to omit certain failing grades from sponsor evaluations led to his resignation in July.