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Family Focus: Northwest Ohio Classical Academy is new this fall
May 24, 6:47 AM: "The nice thing about charter schools or community schools is that they're grassroots,” Principal Phillip Schwenk said. “So the only significant attribution I can give it is that there’s families here that care a lot about >
Column: 'Fess up, who's trying to kill off online college
May 10, 5:50 AM: At issue is the Western Governors University, a nonprofit virtual university that was established by the Western Governors Association in 1997 and became authorized in Ohio’s budget two years ago. It gets no money in the >
House changes could mean fewer schools with failing report cards
May 8, 5:13 AM: Fewer districts and school buildings would face failing report card grades under changes House Republicans are proposing in the revamped two-year budget bill.
Ohio House votes to end state school takeovers, but debate far from over
May 2, 5:26 AM: The Ohio House voted Wednesday to replace Ohio’s controversial system for taking over struggling school districts, though debate on the issue remains far from over as the Senate works on its own plan.
Ohio's urban school districts outperforming rural ones
Apr 25, 8:00 AM: Even with higher rates of poverty in Ohio’s major cities, urban school districts are outperforming rural districts, a recent study by The Ohio State University shows.
Education Or Corporations? Columbus Teachers Make Their Case For A New Contract
Apr 25, 7:54 AM: Right now, though, the union’s big ask has to do with tax abatements. The school district’s primary source of funding comes from property taxes, and organizers criticize the city's deals offering breaks in exchange for new >
TPS announces plans to open Spanish-speaking academy
Apr 25, 7:51 AM: Toledo Public Schools board members on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to “open and operate”  Escuela SMART Academy. Officials said the move will essentially involve TPS taking over Toledo SMART Bilingual >
Judge Denies School Districts From Intervening In ECOT Case
Apr 25, 7:43 AM: A judge has denied local school districts from intervening in the civil lawsuit against what was the largest online charter school in Ohio, ECOT.
Charter Schools Would See Less Money Under Proposed School Funding Formula
Apr 23, 6:27 AM: The bi-partisan school funding plan proposed by two state lawmakers would cost one billion dollars more than the current formula. The plan did not include funding for charter schools. Now it appears the plan will allocate >
Students set to graduate Saturday see online Ohio university as good fit
Apr 22, 8:25 AM: The online college emphasizes programs that are in demand, offering more than 60 undergraduate- and graduate-degree programs in business, K-12 education, information technology and health professions, including nursing. >
Letter: Daughter owes success to online charter school
Apr 17, 6:17 AM: I respond to the Thursday Dispatch editorial “Effective oversight for online charter schools is long overdue.” My dyslexic daughter with focus issues is a successful graduate of an online charter school, which she attended >
LeBron James Opened a School That Was Considered an Experiment. It’s Showing Promise.
Apr 12, 7:31 AM: The school opened with some skepticism — not only for its high-profile founder, considered by some to be the best basketball player ever, but also for an academic model aimed at students who were, by many accounts, >
Editorial: Effective oversight for online charter schools is long overdue
Apr 11, 7:17 AM: News that the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow couldn’t document adequate attendance for a single student in the 2017-18 school year — long after it was on notice about bogus enrollment claims — is a reminder of just how >
Education experts weigh pros and cons of new Ohio school-funding plan
Apr 10, 6:59 AM: William Phillis says he has witnessed a good three dozen school finance studies during his six decades of education experience, most recently as director of a coalition of schools that spearheaded legal action against the >
E-schools owe Ohio millions in taxpayer dollars for inaccurate attendance data
Apr 8, 5:52 AM: Ohio might never recoup all of the nearly $137 million in state overpayments to charter schools that reported inaccurate student enrollment and participation data.
Auditor calls out Townsend Community School
Apr 5, 6:28 AM: Ohio law requires blended schools like Townsend to provide students with a physical location away from home to complete course work. The online assignments cannot be done at home.
Ohio's future employment crisis: Students won't be ready to work
Mar 28, 6:55 AM: Founding President Lisa Gray, a longtime education advocate in Ohio, said the genesis of Ohio Excels emerged as state business leaders saw a need to engage more deeply on state education policy. They were already deeply >
DeWine budget sets stage for Ohio House’s sweeping school-funding revamp
Mar 19, 6:41 AM: Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget made a statement about his school-funding priorities, but he purposely did not alter what many believe is a flawed state-funding formula.
Column: Fair evaluation of e-schools must consider mobility
Mar 19, 5:46 AM: While every school district in America experiences mobility, online schools have the highest mobility rates in the country. Currently more than 35 percent of Ohio Connections Academy students are considered mobile, while >
State leaders rip Ohio school takeover law, process so far called ‘a disaster’
Mar 15, 5:53 AM: Momentum to change Ohio’s school takeover law continues to increase, as the state superintendent criticized the system this week, and multiple legislators are preparing bills aimed at changing the law. >



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