Ohio Schools Superintendent Richard Ross Head Of Ohio’s Education Department To Retire By Ohio Public Radio • Nov 6, 2015 education.ohio.gov After a tough few months, the leader of Ohio’s education department has announced he’s retiring at the end of the year. Records Show Ex-Charter School Chief Warned By ODE Not To Alter Sponsor Evaluations By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Sep 4, 2015 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. Panel Will Advise ODE On Charter School Sponsor Evaluations By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Aug 21, 2015 education.ohio.gov State schools superintendent Richard Ross has named a three-member panel to advise the Ohio Department of Education on evaluating charter school sponsors. School Choice Director Resigns Following Omissions In Charter Evaluations By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 19, 2015 An Ohio Department of Education official has resigned after acknowledging he excluded failing grades for charter schools in evaluations of the schools' overseers. Kasich Standing By Ross Amid Dayton Charter School Problems By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jul 25, 2014 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. More State Grant Money For School Security Available By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • May 22, 2014 Public and private schools will be getting an additional 17 million dollars in grants from the state to increase security. Straight A Fund Finds First Round of Recipients By Alison Holm • Dec 16, 2013 A state legislative panel has approved the first round of education innovation grants through Ohio's Straight A Fund. State Orders Closures Of Two Columbus Charter Schools By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Oct 22, 2013 State schools superintendent Richard Ross has ordered the closures of two Columbus charter schools and wants to question their sponsoring superintendent. State's Report Cards For Schools Have New Look By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Aug 22, 2013 The Ohio Department of Education says its website has been overwhelmed with visitors seeking access to new school district report cards since their release on Thursday.