Thomas B. Fordham Institute Two Education Groups Critical Of State's School Report Cards By Ohio Public Radio • Dec 7, 2017 education.ohio.gov The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a strong supporter of charter schools, says state report cards on public schools are unfair to those with high poverty rates. State School Report Cards Have Mixed Grades By Ohio Public Radio & Jim Letizia • Sep 14, 2017 Ohio’s newly-released school report cards rank the Columbus City Schools among the lowest performing districts in the region, despite an improvement in elementary school literacy. ECOT Wants To Be Dropout Recovery School, With Easier Standards By Ohio Public Radio • Aug 24, 2017 Karen Kalser / Ohio Statehouse News Bureau The embattled online charter school operators that’s had funding pulled back several times because of attendance and participation discrepancies is making a change. Fordham Institute Study Touts Open Enrollment By Ohio Public Radio • Jun 8, 2017 A study by a pro-charter school group shows open enrollment in public schools helped improve student academic achievement. Charter School Backer Says State Crackdown Is Working By Associated Press • Jan 19, 2017 A non-partisan think-tank in Ohio that advocates for charter schools says implementation of the 2015 state crack down is working. Trump's Education Secretary Nominee Has Troubled Past In Ohio By Ohio Public Radio • Nov 25, 2016 cnn.com Ohio school officials and education experts are waiting to see what President-Elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education will mean in a state that pioneered school vouchers. Lehner Blasts Blog Reports Of Ties To Charter School Backer By Associated Press • Nov 22, 2016 ohiosenate.gov Republican State Senator Peggy Lehner is pushing back against allegations by a political blog that she has a conflict of interest regarding charter schools. ODE Questions How Three Online Charter Schools Track Student Instruction By Ohio Public Radio • Aug 30, 2016 education.ohio.gov 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. Study By Charter School Backer Shows Charter Students Perform Poorly On Stanadardized Tests By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Jul 8, 2016 A new study by a charter school backer says Ohio students who moved to private schools under the state's EdChoice scholarship program tended to perform significantly worse on state reading and math tests compared with public school students. State Audit Shows Improvement In Charter School Attendance By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • May 24, 2016 Ohio Public Radio A new state audit shows charter school attendance has improved. State Of Charter Schools Survey By Ohio Public Radio • Jan 27, 2016 Andy Chow With Ohio’s failing charter schools getting most of the attention, the state’s more successful charter schools say they’re struggling to attract good quality teachers. Survey: Charter School Operators Need More Money By Associated Press • Jan 27, 2016 Leaders of top-ranking charter schools say more money is needed to pay for teachers and facilities in order for them to thrive. Policy Group: Charter School Funding Hurts Public School Students By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Aug 28, 2015 Public school advocates say they have the numbers to prove the funding system for charter schools hurts public school students.