- Column: State reins in the ‘Wild West’ of charter schools
- > Feb 13, 7:24 AM: Thankfully, the sun is setting on the “Wild, Wild West” era of chartering in Ohio. Many of the problems the state faced only five years ago — such as having too many sponsors and too many that didn’t use practices aligned with
- No more for-profit charter school operators? Speaker Householder talks priorities
- > Feb 4, 8:16 AM: "One thing I believe we need to look at is what many states have done, and that is that charter schools are nonprofit in the state of Ohio,” said House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, addressing a long-standing controversy
- Charter School Advocates Want More Money for Facilities
- > Feb 1, 6:18 AM: Charter school advocates are calling on lawmakers to bump up their funding for facilities. They say the money now going to charters falls well below what they need. But critics say more changes should be made before a funding
- Ohio Virtual Academy approves school improvement plan
- > Jan 31, 7:03 AM: Ohio Virtual Academy board members approved a school improvement plan that must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education by the end of the month after the state’s largest online charter school failed to meet several student
- Letter: Charter schools are short-changed
- > Jan 30, 8:20 AM: I respond to William L. Phillis’ Sunday op-ed that opposed more state funding for charter schools. The debate over community (charter)-school funding is simple. In a public school system, Student A goes to school for X amount of
- Lakewood City Schools to reimagine community charter school Lakewood City Academy
- > Jan 30, 8:16 AM: It appears the Lakewood City Schools is adding a new building for the 2019-2020 school year. However, upon closer look, the community charter school Lakewood City Academy, which has called the former Franklin Elementary School home
- Ohio’s charter school students need more facilities funding. The state can provide it
- Jan 30, 7:39 AM: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the new state legislature can score a major win for educational equality and opportunity by providing more funding for public charter school facilities.
- 7 TSA a top-performing charter school despite exodus of staff
- Jan 28, 8:22 AM: While Toledo School for the Arts continues to be one of Ohio’s top performing charter schools, the institution has experienced high turnover among its guidance counselors, principals, and administrators in recent years.
- Column: Online school provided valuable experience for college
- > Jan 23, 6:52 AM: I respect that, after ECOT, additional regulations may be necessary to ensure that e-schools are held accountable. However, I would urge the public, the legislature and Gov. Mike DeWine to keep the needs of e-school students in mind
- Advocate of charter schools says Ohio shortchanges their students
- > Jan 22, 7:50 AM: As the DeWine administration crafts a new two-year state operating budget, a conservative school-choice advocate is highlighting that Ohio charter schools are getting thousands of dollars less per pupil than traditional public
- For-profit management companies are receiving rents from the Ohio charter schools they operate that are significantly higher than rents of comparable buildings in the same area, according to a report released by former state auditor Dave Yost. Cinci
- > Jan 22, 5:50 AM: For-profit management companies are receiving rents from the Ohio charter schools they operate that are significantly higher than rents of comparable buildings in the same area, according to a report released by former state auditor
- More students may switch to private schools thanks to low performance grades at public schools
- > Jan 16, 7:22 AM: When a school receives a low performance index score they're designated as an EdChoice School. Under the state of Ohio, students who attend EdChoice schools become eligible to apply for scholarships to go to private
- Editorial: It’s time to make e-school funding accountable in Ohio
- Jan 14, 7:39 AM: Ohio has spent years shoring up regulation and oversight of its charter schools, trying to clean up the mess created by the campaign-donor-friendly, anything-goes approach that marked the origin of charter schools in the state.
- Private school voucher program to nearly double; some suburbs affected
- > Jan 14, 6:25 AM: The number of Ohio students who are eligible to pay for private schools with state-funded vouchers will almost double next school year because of a change in the Ohio voucher system, according to Ohio Department of Education
- Lower state report card grades open door for massive expansion of vouchers, charter schools
- Jan 14, 5:43 AM: Tougher state tests and lower grades for schools and districts across Ohio have opened the doors for a potentially massive expansion of vouchers and charter schools.
- Column: ECOT report arrived too late to impact election
- > Jan 4, 8:12 AM: Had the report — which took about three years to complete — come out just a couple of months earlier, it might have had an effect on the elections for governor, attorney general, state auditor, and maybe a few
- Charter schools not a goal in Lorain, CEO says, but improvement needed soon
- > Dec 20, 8:04 AM: Despite rumors to the contrary, the Lorain City Schools administration does not want the district to convert to charter schools, said CEO David Hardy Jr. But change needs to happen sooner rather than later for Lorain Schools, or
- Editorial: Set graduation standards that stick, then provide for them
- > Dec 14, 8:02 AM: It is an unsatisfying nonresolution to an important problem: how to ensure that bearers of diplomas from Ohio high schools are prepared for careers, college and citizenship in the 21st century. The education establishment has been
- Auditor recommends changes to how state funds online schools
- Dec 14, 7:47 AM: As lawmakers consider changing how Ohio funds online charter schools, the state auditor recommends they consider models factoring in student performance or testing.
- Thousands of Ohio high school seniors graduate thanks to looser requirements
- Dec 12, 6:50 AM: Lawmakers’ decision to give high school students additional options to earning a diploma prevented the drop in Ohio’s graduation rate that many had feared.