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A court has dismissed an appeal by Ohio's largest online charter school of a ruling allowing the state to use the amount of time students are logged in to calculate enrollment and funding.

The state says nearly a third of Ohio charter school sponsors could have their authority revoked under new evaluations of how well the sponsors follow current educational rules and laws.

A judge is allowing the state to review certain attendance records at Ohio's largest online charter school that could jeopardize the school's $106 million in annual funding. 

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The Ohio Department of Education says more than 52 thousand students participated in the first full year of a  program allowing middle- and high-schoolers to earn free college credit.

Feds Release Controversial Charter School Grant To Ohio

Sep 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education is releasing a disputed 71 million grant to Ohio to aid high-performing charter schools with strings attached.

The state  and its largest online charter school operator, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow,  went to court Monday in a battle  over what’s required to educate students.

The Ohio Department of Education says it's moving forward with evaluations of charter school sponsors for following  rules and laws.

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A look at several online charter school attendance reviews reveals more may be  unable or unwilling to meet the state standards proving students are learning.

The state and Ohio's largest online charter school operaator are lbattling over how to prove it’s providing an education to its more than 15,000 students.

Ohio's largest online charter school operator has been allowed to proceed with a lawsuit that seeks to block an enrollment audit the state says is necessary to determine its future funding.  

Ohio's largest online charter school operator has taken its dispute with the state over attendance records to the courts and the airwaves.

A Franklin County judge has ordered Ohio's largest online charter school operator to turn over attendance data to the Ohio Department of Education by 5 p.m. today. 

Ohio Department of Education officials are asking a Franklin County judge to force the state's largest online charter school operator to turn over attendance data to determine state funding.

Ohio’s largest online charter school is firing back against state officials who say they don’t have enough information to perform an attendance audit.

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A Franklin County judge on Monday denied a request by Ohio's largest online charter school to block the state from conducting an attendance audit.

Brown Wants More Federal Analysis Of Ohio Charter Program

Jun 20, 2016

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. 

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The Ohio Department of Education is pushing legislation that would makes changes to a state program offering free college credit to middle- and high-schoolers.

The state wants Ohioans to speak out on what they want students to learn in school. 

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The state auditor calls a reported deal between the Ohio Department of Education and Columbus City Schools administrators related to the district's data scrubbing scandal "inappropriate."

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Last year, frustrated parents spurred a movement by pulling their kids out of the annual standardized tests. 

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Ohio schools superintendent Lonny Rivera has submitted new charter school performance data to federal regulators deciding whether to release a 71 million grant awarded to the state.

A disability rights group says it's found gaps in the way Ohio schools enforce a rule limiting the seclusion and restraint of unruly students.

An analysis of Ohio Department of Education school report-card data shows the achievement gap between low-income and wealthier school districts continues to widen.

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The Columbus City Schools have received a grade of D in a main area of the state's report card. 

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Ohio schools superintendent Richard Ross has issued new guidelines for evaluating charter school sponsors in the wake of a data-tampering scandal in the state's school choice office.

State audits show dozens of Ohio charter schools collectively have failed to repay the state more than 6 million in misspent tax dollars. 

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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. 

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The release of school report cards are being delayed.

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After a tough few months, the leader of Ohio’s education department has announced he’s retiring at the end of the year. 

Republican Ohio Govenor John Kasich has signed into law a charter school crackdown bill containing new performance, accountability and reporting requirements. 

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