ECOT

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The Ohio House and Senate sent two bills to the governor that attempt to clean up the state’s online charter school system. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle believe this is an important step toward more transparency and accountability.

The measures are in response to the closing of ECOT, which was the state’s largest online charter school.

Kent State University

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, June 28:

  • Nine Northeast Ohio public colleges sign collaborative compact;
  • Massillon Museum to use grant to combat stigmas in Appalachia;
  • Firm hired to investigate lawmaker also donated to him;
  • Ohio legislature relaxes standards at virtual academy;
  • Akron officials say discolored water is safe to drink;
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History names permanent CEO;

Nine Northeast Ohio public colleges sign collaborative compact

Summit County Courthouse
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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, June 22: 

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The new speaker of the Ohio House is citing a two-year-old study from a pro-charter school group slamming the performance of virtual charter schools. There may be changes coming in the laws that govern those online schools following the ECOT scandal.

In his first sit-down with reporters, Speaker Ryan Smith said a new bill would create a group to study how best to fund online charters.

M.L. Schultze / WKSU public radio

Here's your morning headlines for Tuesday, June 12: 

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