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.
The Ohio Department of Education is retracting evaluations of charter school sponsors after discovering a pro-charter school official excluded failing grades received by online schools from the reports.
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.
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.