Ohio Department of Education

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10:45 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Funds Available For School Mentorship Program

Ohio education officials say $10 million is available for a new school mentorship program.  

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11:59 am
Fri September 12, 2014

State Says CCS Academic Struggles Continue

The Ohio Department of Education says the Columbus City Schools met only 2 of 24 academic performance standards last year.

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6:56 am
Thu August 28, 2014

State Accuses Educational Organization Of Illegal Activity

Franklin County prosecutors are reviewing a state audit accusing a former school superintendent of spending public money on himself. 

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11:41 am
Thu August 14, 2014

New State Report Cards Make West High School Students Eligible For Vouchers

West High School
Credit Columbus City Schools

The Ohio Department of Education says a recent recalculation of some school ratings changes the eligibility list for a program providing vouchers for private schools to students at consistently underperforming public schools.

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7:37 am
Thu August 14, 2014

State Changes Report Cards For 20 Columbus City Schools

Credit State Auditor's Office

The Ohio Department of Education has recalculated report cards for 20 schools in the Columbus district, as well as schools in four other districts, after correcting for errors resulting from improper data tampering.

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8:49 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Allegations About Horizon Schools Polarize Charter School Supporters, Opponents

Opponents of charter schools made serious allegations during a Statehouse rally earlier today.

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6:27 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Grants Approved For Innovation In Ohio Schools

The State Controlling Board has approved 37 applications for "innovation" grants from nearly 200 schools and educational entities. 

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7:05 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Kasich Standing By Ross Amid Dayton Charter School Problems

Richard Ross
Credit Ohio Department of Education

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is standing by the head of the state education department in the wake of the controversy surrounding a Dayton charter school.

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7:05 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Appeals Court Issues Stay Of Judge's Order In VLT Academy Case

An appeals court has put on hold a judge's order that the Ohio Department of Education sponsor a downtown Cincinnati charter school to keep it operating.

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7:22 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Troubled Charter School Chain Subject Of Federal, State Probes

Ohio Department of Education officials say they have forwarded allegations of sexual misconduct, test tampering and other possible criminal misdeeds at a Dayton charter school to Montgomery County Children Services and Dayton police.

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11:47 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Officials Encourage Greater Participation In Summer Meal Program

Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

Federal and state officials are trying to get more low-income children to participate in free or reduced-price meal programs this summer.

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6:47 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Judge Orders State To Sponsor Charter School Facing Closure

A Hamilton County judge has ordered the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor a charter school in order to keep it operating.

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6:57 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

State School Board Hears Allegations Of Sex Abuse, Test Tampering At Charter School

State school board members in Ohio say they are shocked at accounts of sex games, test tampering and other potentially criminal misdeeds at a Dayton charter school, and they pledge to investigate. 

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7:18 am
Thu June 26, 2014

State Wants Five Dozen CCS Employees To Give Up Their Licenses

The Ohio Department of Education is giving 60 principals, assistant principals and other Columbus City Schools administrators a chance to give up their teaching licenses voluntarily or face a costly process to have them revoked.

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10:30 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Ohio Panel Picks Finalists For 34 Education Grants

A state panel has selected more than 100 schools and educational entities as finalists for grants from an innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich. 

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7:53 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

State Report Cards Being Recalculated For Districts Involved In Data Scrubbing

The Ohio Department of Education says report cards for the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo districts for the 2011-12 school year will be recalculated.

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11:42 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Ohio Department of Education “Hit List” Claim

A month ago, questions were raised about an alleged list of people at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources who were supposed to be treated as enemies. 

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6:53 am
Thu March 13, 2014

New Third Grade Literacy Testing Coming Soon

The Ohio Department of Education says third-graders will have three new ways to show they read well enough to move on to the fourth grade.

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10:34 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Governor And Legislators Call For More Calamity Days This Year

Governor Kasich is calling on Ohio lawmakers to give the state’s schools extra snow days this year.

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5:51 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

ODE Begins Issuing Reports On Data Scrubbing Investigations

Ohio education officials have confirmed seven of eight school districts identified by the state auditor improperly reported attendance data or engaged in other questionable practices.

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