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April 15, 2015

Ohio Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push for More Charter School Oversight

Two state senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced a bill that would require more transparency and oversight in the state's charter sector.

April 08, 2015

Rural Ohio Districts to Miss Out Under Funding Proposal

Most of the new state funds would go to urban districts, while decreasing funding to rural districts.

April 06, 2015

New Principal Training Program in Ohio Will Put Leaders in High-Poverty Schools

A new Ohio program, The Bright New Leaders for Ohio Schools, seeks to train proven leaders, including those without a background in education, to place in the state's high-poverty schools.

March 11, 2015

Wine and Cheese: California, Wisconsin Mull Testing's Place in Accountability

As states roll out new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, they're also considering, or reconsidering, how to use them in accountability systems.

March 03, 2015

Report: State Policies Largely Unclear on Testing Opt-Out Policies, Consequences

Ohio and New Mexico provide clear possible consequences for students if they opt out, but the majority of states don't directly address such ramifications, a study finds.

February 24, 2015

CTE and Global Education: The Perfect Marriage

Global competence is a natural fit in CTE programs. Learn why and read about examples from Ohio.

January 28, 2015

Ohio Foundation Faces Pressure to Shutter Charters Under FBI, State Scrutiny

Activists are calling for the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation to cancel 11 contracts with Concept Schools, a charter management company whose Ohio charters have been under both state and federal investigation for labor practices, alleged sexual misconduct, and tampering with test and attendance records.

January 23, 2015

Charter Schools in Two Ohio Cities Push to Unionize

Staff members from three Ohio charters are seeking to organize. If they succeed, they'll join a small group of unionized charter schools nationally.

January 02, 2015

Growth of Ohio Charter Schools Slows Following Rocky 2014

The Columbus Dispatch reports that only 11 new schools opened last year, compared to over 50 in 2013.

December 17, 2014

Ohio Needs to Tighten Charter School Oversight, Report Says

In response to a major study showing poor performance among Ohio charter schools, a national education-consulting group is proposing several policy changes for the state.

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