Ohio Department of Education

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Jo Ingles

Many Ohioans are not happy about the state’s new report cards after seeing grades for their school districts drop. Some state lawmakers are not happy about the change either.

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The State of Ohio, Ohio Public TV

Ohio's largest online charter school is making drastic cuts to help pay a $60 million-dollar debt to the state. Here's the latest in the battle between the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and the Ohio Department of Education.

Statehouse News Bureau

The state auditor is asking auditors from his office to review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints. 

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s largest online charter school has promised to continue its legal battle with the state department of education. But the state school board still voted today to require the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow to return $60 million in overpayments for students it couldn’t prove were enrolled full time.

Karen Kasler

The state school board votes on Monday on whether to require the state’s largest online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, to pay back $60 million in state funding it got for actually having 60% fewer students than it claimed it did. It’s the latest in the fight between ECOT and the state, and it won’t be the last.

Karen Kasler

The battle between the state and its largest online charter school brought supporters of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT, to the Statehouse. And the crowd of hundreds of students, parents and teachers also included a well-known but rarely seen figure.

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.

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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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. 

The state’s education department is asking a court to force its largest online school to hand over log-in information. But the e-school known as ECOT says it’s not ready to budge and claims the state has been mishandling their attendance audit for months. 

ecotohio.org

The Speaker of the Ohio House is in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. And while presidential politics are in the spotlight, he hasn’t been able to escape questions about the online charter school ECOT, which is refusing to turn over records on attendance of some 15,000 students to the Ohio Department of Education.

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

A liberal-leaning charter school critic says the federal government has put nearly $30 million into charter schools that have either closed or never opened in the first place. 

Andy Chow

The state auditor has conducted another surprise head count to find out if charter school attendance records matched the number of students actually sitting at their desks. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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