Education

Karen Kasler

Six states have adopted computer science standards for schools. A pair of suburban Columbus Republican lawmakers want Ohio to be next, but they don’t want schools to be mandated to use them.

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s auditor has issued a report critical of the state’s largest online charter school, saying it isn’t tracking the amount of learning time of the 15,000 students it claimed were enrolled last year.

Dan Konik

Since taking over as governor, John Kasich has been calling for different agencies to, as he puts it, move at the speed of business. In his latest budget proposal, Kasich has shifted that mindset into the education field, trying to align classrooms with the business community. But teachers unions are not happy with the path Kasich is taking.

Dan Konik

Teachers unions are gearing up for a fight against a controversial proposal in Gov. John Kasich’s budget that would require educators to shadow workers at local businesses in order to renew their license. 

Andy Chow

The state’s largest online charter school is appealing a ruling that could let the Ohio Department of Education claw back up to $60 million in previous funding. This is over a dispute about how enrollment was calculated. And there are legislators who want to make sure the law is crystal clear in the future.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich talked to newspaper executives and editors about a variety of topics in his budget, including school funding.

Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education has released its draft of new education policies to align with the federal plan known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. And it’s now open to public input.

Andy Chow

A pro-school choice group says Ohio’s new laws to create oversight and transparency on charter schools are working. The study claims that the law is weeding out the bad schools.

Karen Kasler

State lawmakers are unlikely to come back to do any business before their next session starts next year. And the Republican who leads the House Education Committee says he wants to start a House Education Committee chair says he wants to start talking about school funding now – with a plan to overhaul of Ohio’s way of funding its public schools.

Andy Chow

The state’s largest e-school is fighting to keep up to $60 million that it could lose because of an enrollment audit that the school says was improperly conducted by the state. 

Andy Chow

The state’s auditor is sending a message to all of Ohio’s school districts to beware of the pitfalls that can come with open enrollment, which can cost schools up to $1 million. 

Andy Chow

A new report suggests a high school graduation crisis could be coming in Ohio. More than a third of the state’s high schoolers have not yet scored what they need to in order to get their diploma. Education leaders and teachers believe the clock is ticking down to that potential disaster, and are begging for help.

Karen Kasler

States around the country are working on crafting new education policies to align with the federal plan known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. A group delivered a report to the state Board of Education on what it discovered through several public hearings.

Karen Kasler

An American lawyer hired by the Turkish government to investigate charter schools connected to a Muslim cleric thought to be behind a coup in Turkey in July says he’s finished his probe. And he says he’s turning over what he found about some Ohio charter schools to the state auditor for further investigation.

YouTube

A viral video with more than 97 million views is taking the traditional school system from the classroom to a courtroom for what the makers believe to be stale, out-of-date concepts. 

Karen Kasler

A Franklin County judge has dealt a serious blow to the state's largest online charter school and siding with the Ohio Department of Education.

Andy Chow

A top Democratic lawmaker says some kids are having trouble in school because of a problem happening inside and outside of classrooms – and he says the state can help address it. 

Karen Kasler

The state’s largest online charter school is crying foul after the education department released a report showing it fell short of its estimated attendance by more than 50%. But a top education lawmaker says Ohio taxpayers deserve to know what their money is going towards. 

The state education department says Ohio's largest online charter school severely over-reported how many students actually attended class full time. But the school says the state's report is a slap in the face to a pending court battle. 

Ohio Education Policy Institute

A report commissioned by three groups representing officials from traditional public schools shows what they call a strong link between student performance and household income - in other words, kids in wealthy districts do better on tests on average than kids in poor districts do.

Karen Kasler

Traditional public schools and charter schools were both on the receiving ends of much lower grades on their state report cards. But one charter advocate says he has an important message for parents.

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The state school report cards are out and, just as leaders warned, the grades are much lower than usual, with just a fraction of Ohio’s districts scoring top grades in a key area – student test scores.

Karen Kasler

The Ohio Department of Education plans to release its state school report cards Thursday morning and state leaders are telling parents, students and educators to brace themselves for significantly lower than usual grades. 

Andy Chow

 The state of Ohio and its largest e-school went head-to-head in court today over what’s required to provide education to students. 

A panel of state lawmakers delayed a new process by which charter school sponsors would be evaluated under a law passed last year. But the state department of education says it’s determined to go forward with those evaluations next month, using an old process it says will be just as tough.

Twitter

A look at several online charter school attendance reviews reveal that more e-schools might be either unable or unwilling to meet the standards the state has set to prove students are learning. 

YouTube

The state and its largest online charter school are locked in a dispute over how to prove it’s providing an education to its more than 15,000 students. That fight is not just playing out in court but through TV, radio and web ads featuring a student defense.

Karen Kasler

A proposed change in a rule on how charter school sponsors would be measured on their compliance with state laws has been delayed for now.

OGT/Ohio Channel

The state auditor has harsh words for the Cleveland schools in an audit over the district’s failure to cash in on millions in technology rebates.

Jo Ingles

The Democratic candidate for US Senate is calling for a halt to the creation of private, for profit charter schools.

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