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Columbus school board takes steps to try to avoid potential state takeover
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Oct 18, 6:53 AM: The GOP-controlled Ohio legislature has the Columbus Board of Education’s full attention. Staring at a potential complete state takeover in a year and a half if the district can’t wrest itself out of an overall F grade on one of its >
A Look At The Plans For Education From The Two Major Party Gubernatorial Candidates
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Oct 16, 7:26 AM: Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray say students take too many tests, but diverge on how they plan to reduce testing and support schools. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.
Teacher unions plunk $1 million behind Richard Cordray
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Oct 15, 5:58 AM: The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, whose Ohio affiliates have endorsed the Democrat Cordray, on Friday began what they describe as $1 million-plus digital and TV commercial campaign targeting >
Rural school district hopes voters support latest levy
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Oct 15, 4:49 AM: The Nov. 6 levy attempt will be the district’s fifth consecutive effort in about three years to pass a tax levy intended to make up for a stagnating state revenue stream.
Battling for students: How Dayton schools will use more than $500K to promote the district
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Oct 11, 5:28 AM: Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said Wednesday that poor-performing schools, whether they are DPS schools or charters, should be closed. But Whaley argued that the large number of charter schools in Dayton puts pressure on Dayton Public >
Dayton schools’ $500K ad blitz aims to boost enrollment, attendance
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Oct 10, 5:49 AM: Dayton Public Schools hopes a two-year, $537,000 advertising campaign will boost the district’s enrollment and attendance numbers, Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Tuesday.
Online portal connects Ohio’s industry, higher education innovators
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Oct 9, 7:00 AM: The Ohio Department of Higher Education has created a new tool to better connect industry leaders with Ohio’s academic minds and resources.
Apprenticeships rebuild excitement for manufacturing careers, close skills gap: Pathways to Prosperity
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Oct 9, 5:49 AM: A shortage of skilled workers in Northeast Ohio may have just as much to do with an image problem for manufacturing as a lack of training for potential employees.
First new Ohio e-school in 5 years grows quickly after ECOT scandal
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Oct 1, 5:37 AM: The first statewide online school to open in Ohio in five years has grown rapidly in just one month, according to its principal, just months after two other online charter schools folded amid enrollment scandals.
'Kicked To The Curb' By ECOT, Ohio Students Adjust To New Schools
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Sep 25, 5:57 AM: Aquino says she values the educational experience her children received at ECOT. She just wishes state officials had not closed the school so quickly, even though an investigation needed to take place.
Today’s vocational schools bust stereotypes, offer better college, career options: Pathways to Prosperity
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Sep 24, 6:28 AM: Vocational programs, like many features of education, have gone through multiple cycles of being in and out of favor. Participation nationwide dropped when the U.S. started pushing college degrees as the main pathway to prosperity >
Letter: Don’t play politics against charter schools
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Sep 24, 5:50 AM: As a parent with a child who needs a different learning environment to thrive academically, I’m troubled to read our candidates for Ohio governor are advancing campaign plans that will basically create a double-standard for >
DeWine, Cordray take the gloves off in first gubernatorial debate
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Sep 20, 6:41 AM: They fought over who would be tougher on crime, who is better equipped to tackle an opioid crisis that claims the lives of nearly 4,000 Ohioans a year, and who bears the blame for an online charter school's bilking of taxpayers for >
Letter: Don’t paint charters with anti-ECOT brush
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Sep 19, 5:53 AM: The midyear closure — and unfortunate displacement of students — of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has made charter schools a key theme in the campaigns of candidates on the November ballot.
Local charter school grades low, but most test scores rise
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Sep 17, 6:54 AM: Dayton-area charter schools posted mainly low grades on the state report card last week, but for the second year in a row, a narrow majority of them increased their test scores from the previous year.
Columbus City and 16 charter schools get F’s on report cards; three area districts get A’s
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Sep 14, 5:06 AM: Columbus City schools is one of 14 school districts, out of a total of 608 districts statewide, to get an overall F. Sixteen of the 59 charter schools in Franklin County also received an F for the 2017-18 school year being measured. >
Matt Norton: ECOT does not reflect all online charter schools
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Sep 13, 6:00 AM: But others are using ECOT’s misconduct to try and taint the reputations of all online schools and charter schools. That is not fair to the educators at these schools who are abiding by the law and serving the needs of students >
Cordray would close ‘corrupt’ charters, better fund public K-12
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Sep 13, 4:36 AM: For-profit charter schools would be abolished and all schools would be held to the same state standards under a K-12 education reform plan unveiled Wednesday by Richard Cordray, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor.
Funding tweaks, online school changes part of DeWine education plan
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Sep 10, 6:19 AM: Mike DeWine on Friday discussed his 17-point education plan as part of his campaign for governor, focusing on issues of less testing, more career tech options, better technology and improved college affordability.
Editorial: Charter schools deserve fair rules for bus rides
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Sep 6, 5:42 AM: Since the advent of charter schools two decades ago, getting the children from home to school has been a challenge. The latest public eruption of conflict between Columbus City Schools and local charter schools suggests that state >

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