Education

Ohio Department of Education

Once again, there’s a new state schools superintendent in charge - he’s a former state budget director who’s worked for two governors, the state Senate and in the Department of Education. And things could be different with this new state schools chief.

OGT/Ohio Channel

The state auditor is standing by his concerns about the oversight of charter schools by the Ohio Department of Education, an agency he said two weeks ago is among the worst in state government.

Andy Chow

Lawmakers want to change the way the battles over school district borders are handled with a bill that had its first hearing in the House. 

Andy Chow

A new system that prevents truant students from being thrown out of school is moving forward. 

Andy Chow

Charter school advocates brought out a group of supporters that aren’t always heard in the education debate: the students themselves. 

Andy Chow

Lawmakers are pushing for the state to take a closer look at the state report cards for school districts. But some are questioning the motive behind the review. 

Public universities in Ohio have mixed feelings about a bill that would grant voting power to their student trustees. But a lawmaker is proposing a compromise that he believes would gain their support. 

Andy Chow

The Senate seemed to be poised to move forward on a bill that would crackdown on online schools with bad attendance records. But a possible political maneuver may slow it down. 

Karen Kasler

The state wants Ohioans to speak out on what they want students to learn in school.

Karen Kasler

There’s been an opening at the Ohio Department of Education since the end of last year, and so far, it appears no one has applied to become the new state school superintendent.  But the president of the board that will pick that person says he’s not concerned.

Andy Chow

While state lawmakers just passed a sweeping reform of the state’s charter school system, one senator says more can be done to improve online charters. 

Higher education officials are pushing for stronger partnerships among colleges and universities to make costs more affordable for students.

Just months after state lawmakers passed a sweeping reform of Ohio’s charter school system, they could soon be considering a proposal that could weaken one of the measures. 

As people around the state continue to study the latest school report cards released by the Department of Education, there seems to be at least one area causing some confusion. 

State of Ohio, Ohio Public Television

Some Democrats and critics of the state's school district grade cards say they should have never been released this year since the test used to formula those grades has since been scrapped. But not everyone agrees.

Karen Kasler

Report cards are out for Ohio’s schools – and they show a big drop in the number of “A” grades on student performance on statewide tests. Some critics say they show serious problems with those tests.

A statewide teachers’ union is putting out an alert for educators to lookout for illegal grading schemes. 

Andy Chow

A high-ranking state official is blasting as “inappropriate” a reported deal between the Ohio Department of Education and those involved in a school data scrubbing scandal. 

Last year, frustrated parents spurred a movement by pulling their kids out of the annual standardized tests. That movement has prompted state education officials to release more information with this year’s school report cards. 

The Ohio Department of Education is working to keep a $71 million federal grant for charter schools. And the agency is saying Ohio has a lot more failing charter schools than it initially claimed.

Andy Chow

With Ohio’s failing charter schools getting most of the attention, the state’s more successful charter schools say they’re struggling to attract good quality teachers. 

Several districts are taking a unique approach to explain their frustration with the way charter schools are funded. 

Officials say a new study serves as proof that the gap between low-income school districts and wealthier school districts continues to widen.

Andy Chow

A group of frustrated school administrators say it's time for the state to change the way charter schools get their money. 

The search is on for Ohio’s top schools official and the state department of education wants to know your thoughts on the matter.

Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Each year, the state of Ohio honors the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an oratory contest for kids around the state. And just before the day named for him, the winners come to a downtown Columbus church to perform their essays.

Ohioans around the state are getting a better idea of how their local school districts fared last year. 

Karen Kasler

Thousands of Ohio students are truant every year, and many are expelled because they don’t come to school. A trio of Republican lawmakers have a proposal to deal with the problem.

Andy Chow

2015 was the year Ohio lawmakers worked to overhaul the charter school system while a data scrubbing scandal was playing out at the state’s department of education. 

After a year embroiled in scandal during which a top state education official rigged charter school evaluations, the education department has laid out the way it will evaluate sponsors going forward. 

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