Ohio Department of Education

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6:33 am
Tue March 17, 2015

"5 of 8" Education Rule Clears State Panel

Protestors opposing a change to the “5 of 8” rule outside ODE headquarters in December.
Credit Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Department of Education wants to change the requirement that elementary schools have at least five of the eight specialty teachers in subjects such as art, music and physical education.

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10:18 am
Thu February 12, 2015

House Approves Proficiency Test Bill

The Ohio House of Representatives has approved a bill prohibiting schools from using the results of new proficiency tests being conducted this school year to determine a student's advancement to the next grade level.

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8:11 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Charter School Failure Leaves State, Students Scrambling

The controversial sponsor of eight northeast Ohio charter schools is going out of existence and the state is trying to help the schools come up with alternatives.

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9:33 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Kids From 255 Ohio Schools Can Seek Private-School Vouchers

The Ohio Department of Education says students from 255 facilities in 31 districts will be eligible for the next round of state-funded scholarships that help youth from consistently underperforming public schools attend private schools. 

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6:12 am
Fri January 16, 2015

ODE: Cut Student Testing Time

The Ohio Department of Education has released a report recommending a cutback in the amount of time spent testing students each year.

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7:24 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Ohio's Public Education Ranking Declines

Ohio's public schools are sliding in a national report card. 

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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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