U.S. Department of Education

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.

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. 


A judge is blocking fired Ohio State band director Jon Waters from questioning school athletic director Gene Smith and a  U.S. Department of Education civil-rights attorney in his lawsuit alleging gender discrimination after being fired for ignoring a sexualized band culture.

Victims of sexual assault on Ohio college campuses are getting more than 1.2 million dollars grants, part of 3 million in federal Victims of Crime Act funds set aside earlier this year.

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

A new U.S. Department of Education report says Ohio's overall high-school graduation rate of about 82 percent is even with the national average. 

The U.S. Department of Education has restricted the initial flow of a 71 million dollar charter school grant to Ohio, pending further assurances the state can responsibly oversee the money amid an investigation into the state's former school choice director.

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.

Ohio State University says it is undertaking several initiatives to reduce sexual assaults on campus, including mandatory awareness training for all freshmen next year.

Changing Rooms For OSU Marching Band Designated

Oct 16, 2014

Ohio State University has begun designating specific rooms for changing in and out of marching band uniforms during road trips, as part of an effort to undo the band's sexualized culture.

The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to close a four-year investigation into Ohio State University's handling of campus sexual abuse allegations.

The University of Toledo is one of four U.S. colleges under investigation for its handling of a sexual assault case. 

State Programs For Disabled Ohioans Could Lose Millions Over Contractors

Dec 2, 2013

Programs for disabled Ohioans could lose 30 million dollars due to a dispute between federal and state officials over whether Ohio is complying with federal requirements for such programs.

Feds: Ohio Must Provide Autism Treatment

Sep 13, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education is telling state education officials an intensive treatment for autism must be made available to any child who is considered a good candidate.

High School Graduation Rate Increases

Jan 22, 2013

The U.S Department of Education says graduation rates at Ohio's public high schools are improving.