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‘Blended learning’ bill passes committee
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Oct 20, 8:13 AM: In the bill, school districts, including traditional public schools, STEM schools and community and charter schools, would have to have approval by the Ohio Department of Education to implement or discontinue a “blended >
Report card shows large drop in school scores statewide
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Oct 15, 5:56 AM: Ohio K-12 students’ performance on state tests in spring 2021 was notably worse than the last test cycle two years ago, as expected after 12 months of COVID-related disruption.
Columbus City Council asked to approve 24-acre-plus annexation for KIPP campus expansion
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Oct 11, 9:17 AM: The Columbus City Council on Monday will consider a request from fast-growing charter school KIPP Columbus to annex into the city more than 24 acres in Mifflin Township west of its existing campus on Agler Road in Linden. >
Supporters, opponents debate Ohio's 'Backpack Bill'
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Oct 8, 6:04 AM: Supporters and opponents continue to debate Ohio's "Backpack Bill." We learned there are plans in the works for a suit to block the new school voucher system in the state.
Plan would give every Ohio K-12 student a voucher to attend private school
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Oct 7, 8:57 AM: Every school-aged kid in Ohio would be eligible for a voucher to pay for private education under a plan unveiled by House Republicans Wednesday.
Columbus' charter school boom
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Sep 29, 8:48 AM: Ohio's charter schools nabbed a record number of public school students during the pandemic, registering an 11.1% enrollment increase between the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school year.
Local parents puzzled schools won't provide remote-learning options for sick, quarantined
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Sep 17, 8:33 AM: While school districts continue to implement strict quarantine policies, kids are being forced to stay home for 10 days. The problem parents are having is that their kids are falling behind academically. Some parents are >
Ohio legalized school vouchers to help kids in failing schools. Is that what’s happening?
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Sep 9, 2:09 PM: What started as a $5 million pilot project to rescue Cleveland kids from “failing schools” is now a statewide voucher system serving 69,000 children that could cost taxpayers more than $628 million for the 2021-2022 >
Two decades of ECOT political giving detailed in info sent to federal investigators
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Sep 8, 3:08 PM: Campaign finance records turned over in response to a federal grand jury subpoena issued in February 2019 show that Lager and his associates contributed $1.66 million to candidate committees and another $300,000 to >
Opinion: Norwalk Catholic Students succeed during pandemic
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Sep 3, 10:13 AM: In review of our student success data, our students showed learning gains.  While nationally there is much conversation regarding learning loss, our students demonstrated high levels of learning.  At Norwalk Catholic, we >
Schools scramble to teach quarantined kids with online models gone
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Aug 30, 11:37 AM: Most local schools do not have robust online and remote-learning structures in place for hundreds of children, like they did last year. Students who bounce in and out of quarantine for two weeks at a time this year might >
Should Ohio school districts be required to accept students who live elsewhere?
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Aug 26, 4:20 PM: About 80% of Ohio's public school districts allow kids from outside their borders to fill their open seats. It's called open enrollment, and the schools that don't allow it are mostly affluent suburban districts that >
Homeschooling on the rise across the Tri-State
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Aug 16, 3:52 PM: Many schools are going back to the classroom, but there are fewer students in schools this year as more students are being homeschooled across the Tri-State.
Paying families instead of providing busing to get more costly for schools
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Aug 9, 3:18 PM: School districts have an option, under certain conditions, to pay families within their district who attend private, parochial or charter schools a stipend rather than providing busing.
Lawsuit to challenge constitutionality of school vouchers
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Aug 3, 10:46 AM: A coalition of public schools is preparing for a new legal fight challenging the constitutionality of Ohio's widespread use of taxpayer dollars to fund private and religious schools.
Ohio’s plan for spending $4.4 billion in stimulus money on K-12 schools approved by U.S. Depar
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Jul 16, 11:18 AM: Ohio’s plan – available here – identifies two top priorities for the upcoming school year and beyond: support the academic, social and emotional needs of students and educators, and invest in academic resources, >
Tuition-free charter school heads to west Toledo with focus on education, athletics
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Jun 15, 7:16 AM: Principal Kechan Jonson said it has the potential to be "more than just a school" because it's the first of its kind in the city.
Ohio Senate school funding proposal needs to be more equitable: editorial
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Jun 9, 6:05 AM: The Ohio Senate is poised to pass a two-year state budget plan that fails to fully address Ohio’s school funding mess -- but there’s still time to make it fairer.
1. Tuition-free Toledo charter school set to open this fall with emphasis on STEM learning
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Jun 8, 6:38 AM: Toledo parents will soon be able to send their kids to a new school, with a heavy focus on STEM.
Columbus City Schools joins brewing lawsuit against Ohio's school choice vouchers
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Jun 3, 5:27 AM: The program, which allows families to use public funds to send children to private schools, violates the Ohio Constitution, the group Vouchers Hurt Ohio contends. It argues that elected officials are failing to meet their >

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