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Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund sends poor children to private schools
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Nov 15, 7:58 AM: The Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund has been one of the Queen City's best-kept secrets for nearly 40 years, according to executive director Mabe Rodriguez. She doesn't want it to be a secret anymore. >
Column: State takeover of East Cleveland schools will do nothing to alleviate the poverty and neigh
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Nov 9, 7:31 AM: As a resident and educator, I have witnessed substantial changes both in the city and the schools. Such changes, in an older suburban city, have been accompanied by rising poverty, deteriorating housing, and now a pending >
Letter: Online charter school was great fit for me
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Nov 9, 7:17 AM: When I was in the seventh grade, my parents and I were concerned that I wasn’t challenged enough in school. In the traditional middle- that I was attending, there were many distractions and we noticed my test scores were >
Columbus school board again votes against closing any schools
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Nov 8, 6:36 AM: After a citizens’ task force worked six months on a plan to close under-enrolled schools, the Columbus Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday evening to ignore the group’s recommendations to close Linden-McKinley >
Lorain Schools officials visit Texas charter schools
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Nov 8, 6:04 AM: Hardy denied that visiting a charter was a sign of things to come for the district, standing firm on his previous assertions that his goal was not to turn Lorain Schools’ buildings into charter schools. >
Ohio starts hard look at e-school funding after ECOT mess
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Nov 5, 6:56 AM: State officials are finally about to look at new ways of funding online schools and avoiding a repeat of the $80 million ECOT overpayment controversy that has fueled political and legal fights for more than two years. >
TPS joins other Ohio districts in attempt to intervene in ECOT lawsuit
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Oct 30, 6:11 AM: Toledo Public Schools joined four other Ohio school districts in requesting a judge let them intervene in a lawsuit against key officials of the now-shuttered Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.
Fight over CEO school takeover law reaches state high court
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Oct 25, 5:52 AM: The fight over an Ohio law that puts control of poor-performing school districts in the hands of unelected CEOs rather than publicly elected boards has reached the state Supreme Court.
Innovation Grant study helps college preparedness
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Oct 24, 5:16 AM: While universities receive a lot of information on the students, as they come to campus, the high schools get almost nothing in the way of concrete data about the students after they leave high school.
Where Ohio governor candidates stand on charter school oversight
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Oct 23, 5:58 AM: Richard Cordray, Democrat: Prohibit for-profit companies from operating charter schools. Increase regulations on charter schools to bring them more in line with the requirements for Ohio’s traditional public schools. >
Partnership between car dealership and community college prepares students for auto tech jobs
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Oct 23, 5:14 AM: A partnership between a local car dealership and a community college is addressing an issue with which a number of local industries are struggling: a shortage of workers trained for skilled-trade jobs.
Where Ohio governor candidates stand on charter school oversight
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Oct 22, 6:09 AM: Richard Cordray, Democrat: Prohibit for-profit companies from operating charter schools. Increase regulations on charter schools to bring them more in line with the requirements for Ohio’s traditional public schools. >
Regional action cluster aims to make Cincinnati a leader in cyber-technology
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Oct 22, 5:41 AM: A partnership among businesses, educators and agencies is working to turn Cincinnati into the Silicon Valley of the Midwest. Local schools are training the next generation of cyber-experts.
How the demise of an online charter school is roiling Ohio politics
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Oct 22, 4:42 AM: Now, Democrats, who have been locked out of power in Columbus for eight years, are hoping the complex tale of a charter school’s collapse holds their ticket back.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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.

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