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EdChoice voucher use increasing, especially in Montgomery County
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Jan 10, 9:13 AM: The number of K-12 students attending private schools via state-paid EdChoice vouchers has skyrocketed both locally and statewide in recent years, and now a lawsuit is challenging the legality of that system. >
Some Reynoldsburg, Columbus schools will continue remote learning due to staff shortages
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Jan 10, 7:25 AM: After going remote last week due to staffing and bus shortages, some students at Reynoldsburg City Schools and Columbus City Schools will continue online learning this week.
Local schools hope to change voucher system, bring money to public schools with lawsuit
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Jan 10, 6:55 AM: Three local school districts in Ashland and Wayne counties are a part of a group of nearly 100 schools that filed a lawsuit against the state that questions the validity of the school voucher system.
Ohio public schools are suing the state over its private school voucher program
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Jan 6, 7:25 AM: The school leaders say the voucher program is syphoning taxpayer money from their districts in order to pay for students who choose to go to private schools instead.
School district coalition files lawsuit challenging Ohio’s private school voucher program
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Jan 5, 7:00 AM: The public education advocacy group Vouchers Hurt Ohio announced the lawsuit Tuesday morning in a press conference. The court challenge, filed the same day in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, specifically targets the >
Cincinnati school board cool to a return to remote learning due to COVID-19
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Jan 4, 8:49 AM: On the first day back from winter break, more than 300 Cincinnati Public Schools employees were out sick with positive COVID-19 cases. As a result, the school board was asked Monday night to vote to move to remote >
School enrollment numbers grim, state superintendent lays out future plans
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Jan 3, 9:47 AM: The Ohio Department of Education is still watching the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic affect the children of the state.
Ohio Connections Academy receives global “School of Distinction” recognition
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Dec 28, 9:52 AM: Ohio Connections Academy (OCA), a tuition-free, full-time public virtual school serving K-12 students throughout the state, was recently named a “School of Distinction” by Cognia, a global education network, for >
Opinion: Backpack Bill would empower parents to make schooling decisions for children
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Dec 15, 6:41 AM: Political pundits and campaign strategists are filling the airwaves dissecting and analyzing a political wave the led to surprising electoral outcomes in Virginia, and increased focus on local school board races across >
Teachers, Menlo Park Academy charter school could be in for a protracted fight over union elections
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Dec 14, 6:54 AM: Attorneys for teachers at Menlo Park Academy, a Cleveland charter school that educates gifted children, made their case Monday that the National Labor Relations Board should oversee union elections.
Should public schools be able to contest the value of your home?
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Dec 10, 8:56 AM: Ohio is one of a handful of states that let public school districts and other political subdivisions, such as counties or townships, legally challenge the value of any home or parcel in their area.
Preschool, classical charter school planned for South Toledo neighborhood
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Nov 16, 9:37 AM: The K-12 school will be similar to the Northwest Ohio Classical Academy in that it will be partnered with Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative that has a heavy emphasis on the sciences and liberal arts, as >
Ohio just became the largest state to require personal finance education in schools
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Nov 5, 8:22 AM: With the signing of the measure on Oct. 28 by its Republican governor, Ohio is now the 10th state in the U.S. that requires personal finance education at the high school level. So far, it’s also the largest, with the >
Proposal To Insist All Ohio Charter Schools Run As Non-Profits Returns
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Oct 28, 8:47 AM: A bipartisan bill to require all charter schools in Ohio be operated as non-profits has been introduced again. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports that could affect around half of the state’s more than 300 >
‘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.

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