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Alternative school plans progress in Hancock County
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Feb 22, 6:38 AM: An informational workshop was held Tuesday at Weirton’s L.B. Millsop Primary with officials from Hancock County Schools and Brooke County Schools in attendance. A plan currently is being developed to use the school, set to close at >
Non-renewing a school for non-traditional students
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Feb 22, 6:27 AM: A school for nontraditional students has not been renewed by its sponsor organization and will close. A school for nontraditional students has not been renewed by its sponsor organization and will close. Life Skills Center of >
Constellation schools offer choice in Lorain, principal says
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Feb 21, 7:16 AM: Parma-based Constellation Schools will celebrate the district’s 20th anniversary this year. The charter school district has grown to about 5,000 in 16 schools across northeast Ohio, including in Lorain, where Constellation expanded >
Reform proposal would weaken State Board of Education
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Feb 15, 6:23 AM: House Republicans on Wednesday proposed a sweeping overhaul of Ohio’s educational structure, removing many of the powers of the State Board of Education and state superintendent and giving them to a new cabinet-level position under >
Chief justice on ECOT claim for state money: 'How is that not absurd?'
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Feb 14, 7:26 AM: As ECOT attorney Marion Little finished his arguments for why, under the law, the online school should get full funding for students even if they only log in once a month and do no work, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor interjected. >
Ohio's charter school quality crackdown claims a big-city victim - the Cincinnati school district
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Feb 14, 6:05 AM: Ohio's push to improve charter school quality has booted a major city school district - the Cincinnati Public Schools - out of the charter school business.
State school board votes to recover $19 million from ECOT
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Feb 13, 6:27 AM: The state school board voted today, as expected, to recover $19.2 million from the ECOT online charter school for alleged overpayments to the school for the 2016-17 school year.
ECOT goes to Ohio Supreme Court with $80 million, its survival and state's control of charter schools on the line
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Feb 12, 8:18 AM:

The two-year battle over state funding for the ECOT online charter school goes to the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday, with at least $80 million in tax dollars, the future of the school and Ohio's approach to charter schools all >

Another Online Charter Will Close This Year, Affecting 1,300 Ohio Students
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Feb 12, 6:29 AM: Insight School of Ohio, which is based in Columbus, will be closing its doors in June after the school’s sponsor, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, decided not to renew its charter.
Another Ohio online charter in danger of closing after losing sponsor
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Feb 9, 7:26 AM: Columbus-based Insight School of Ohio received notice from its sponsor, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, on Dec. 18 that its charter will be allowed to expire June 30.
Lorain High School to become 5 academies in turnaround plan
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Feb 9, 6:58 AM: Lorain City School Chief Executive Officer David Hardy Jr. spent 90 minutes outlining the latest steps in The Lorain Promise, the academic turnaround plan to get the district out of the state’s academic distress ranking.
Is ECOT the next scandal that helps put Democrats into state offices?
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Feb 5, 7:55 AM: Many Ohio voters may not recognize the name ECOT now, but Democrats are banking that they will understand it as a Statehouse scandal when it’s time to vote in November.
Ohio’s GOP-dominated rural areas have few charter schools
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Feb 5, 7:34 AM: Ohio Republicans have been the strongest backers of charter schools since they founded the state’s groundbreaking pilot program in 1997. But 21 years later, one group is still left out of the charter revolution: the GOP’s own >
Kucinich would ban campaign money from charter school operators
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Feb 2, 8:00 AM: Charter school officials would be banned from making campaign contributions under a sweeping plan unveiled today by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich.
Group calls for ethics probe of justice in ECOT case
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Feb 1, 7:06 AM: Two progressive good-government groups have filed an ethics complaint against Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell and called on him to recuse himself from a case involving the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.
ECOT students rushing to other e-schools but trickling back to districts
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Jan 26, 6:58 AM: The Cleveland school district is mailing this postcard to about 800 students from the district that had been enrolled in the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) online charter school.
ECOT students rushing to other e-schools but trickling back to districts
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Jan 25, 7:57 AM: Students from the just-closed ECOT online charter school have started to land in school districts and other charters, but the numbers remain low and it's too early to tell how well the process is working.
Cleveland Postpones a Vote on Charter School Partners
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Jan 24, 8:24 AM: The board that oversees Cleveland’s school district is postponing a vote on new charter school partners after receiving its largest ever number of applicants. The district’s charter schools director says the delay is a good >
ECOT Critics: School Only Has Itself To Blame
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Jan 24, 8:15 AM: Thousands of students are either starting in a new school or still looking for a place to take classes after the closure of the state’s largest online charter school. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is still fighting the >
Students, districts scramble after ECOT's closure
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Jan 23, 7:19 AM: There’s been a wave of outrage from former students, parents, and teachers who are dismayed by ECOT’s sudden closing in the middle of an academic school year, forcing thousands of students to scramble in search of another >

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