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1 in 6 central Ohio schools has chronic attendance problems
Sep 11, 7:05 AM: Students who are not at school and not being home-schooled are unlikely to be learning. If they are missing school frequently, they are falling farther and farther behind classmates.
A conflict of interest for charter school sponsor St. Aloysius? Cleveland panel raises questions
Sep 5, 5:56 AM: The close relationship between St. Aloysius Orphanage and Charter School Specialists, the for-profit company it pays to oversee charter schools on its behalf, has raised conflict of interest concerns for Cleveland city >
Advertising, legal bills among millions ECOT spending
Sep 5, 4:55 AM: ECOT has spent at least $2.25 million in taxpayers’ money to pay attorneys for its thus-far-unsuccessful fight to keep the state from basing its funding on whether students participate in daily classwork. >
Expanding KIPP Columbus charter school opens new high school
Sep 5, 4:48 AM: The Knowledge is Power Program, which started out in Columbus in 2008 with 50 fifth-graders in an old elementary school in Linden, opened a new high school building on Aug. 17 to add to its elementary and middle schools. >
Charter school sponsor gets a "free pass" from failing grades with split from University of Toledo
Aug 29, 5:12 AM: A prominent charter school sponsor will avoid potential penalties for the failing grades of its schools thanks to a special exemption in state law and by formally splitting from the University of Toledo.
How are your local districts handling online school?
Aug 28, 4:56 AM: Enrollment in purely online schools is dropping in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Education, but local districts are offering more online education within their schools, as laptop computers and iPads become the >
ECOT maneuver may represent final bid to remain open
Aug 24, 6:30 AM: Facing the possibility of losing its sponsor and being forced to close, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has launched a plan to go from a major drag on its sponsor’s portfolio to a shining star — all without having to >
ECOT switches strategy to dropout recovery
Aug 23, 5:43 AM: ECOT, the online charter giant one study found produced more dropouts than any other school in the nation, is moving into a new line of business — “dropout recovery.
Thousands of Ohio students head back to class without leaving their homes
Aug 22, 5:48 AM: There are more 330 tuition-free charter or community schools in Ohio and portion of those are online, or e-schools.
Sandusky Schools superintendent blasts new charter school
Aug 21, 5:57 AM: Sandusky Schools’ leader came out swinging, telling residents a planned charter school in a former city school building is not good for families, or the district.
As school starts again, online teachers have to prepare, too
Aug 18, 4:56 AM: School starts this week in 16 local districts. Classrooms across central Ohio have been bustling with the hopeful activity of teachers setting up for a fresh new school year. That’s no less true for classrooms that operate >
Another Online Charter School Locked In Fight With Ohio Ed. Department
Aug 16, 5:59 AM: An online charter school says it will not open Tuesday for the new school year because of a funding fight with Ohio education officials.
Online charter Virtual Community School ordered to pay back millions
Aug 15, 6:01 AM: While the state Department of Education battled publicly with ECOT to recover money, it quietly informed another online charter last September that it had overbilled taxpayers by almost triple.
Cleveland's top charter schools still have openings
Aug 15, 5:41 AM: Cleveland’s Breakthrough Schools network is made up of 11 schools spread out across the city, offering an alternative for students in the area. And while the schools outperform Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s test >
ECOT not only online school that owes money over enrollment issues
Aug 14, 6:02 AM: The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow by far owes the most, but it is not the only Ohio online charter school being told to repay state money because of problems with verifying enrollment.
Yost now going after money from overfunded charter schools’ operators
Aug 10, 6:10 AM: As the state takes a closer look at e-school enrollment and demands repayment when those numbers are inflated, state Auditor Dave Yost wants to ensure the pain is spread around to for-profit operators.
Online school touts options for students
Aug 9, 5:48 AM: Online schools are becoming a more popular option for teenagers and younger children. Operators of one online school told 21 News how they believe it can provide the same benefits as a brick and mortar school. >
Cleveland leaders want to cut off charter school sponsor St. Aloysius Orphanage
Aug 9, 5:32 AM: The St. Aloysius Orphanage, the sponsor and overseer of 42 charter schools across Ohio, is not worthy of overseeing any new schools in Cleveland, city leaders decided Monday.
Cross Over Academy: “We’re a school that does home education”
Aug 7, 6:03 AM: "It’s not a public school and it’s not a charter school,” explains Darryl Owens Jr., founder and administrator of Cross Over Academy. “We’re simply home education where we’ve allowed other families to come in and educate >
North Ridgeville won't bus kids to 2 private Avon schools
Aug 4, 7:34 AM: State law says the district has a responsibility to bus students to a nondistrict school if it falls within a 30-minute radius. However, the state gives the district the option to pay families a stipend should the board >



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