Chad Aldis

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White Hat Management, the once-prolific Ohio charter school operator and early advocate for school choice in the state, is leaving the charter school business.

The company has been steadily losing contracts over the past few years in the competitive market.

Chad Aldis with the pro-charter research group Thomas B. Fordham Institute said the company’s exit is symbolic of the state’s charter school industry.

Akron Schools See a Major Boost in Graduation Rates

May 28, 2018
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One Northeast Ohio school district is graduating students at higher rates this year than in the recent past. But education advocates say the increase isn’t necessarily something to celebrate.

In all, 93 percent of Akron City Schools’ seniors are expected to graduate this year, up from an estimated 54 percent who were on track to graduate at the beginning of the school year.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Now that the field of candidates vying to be the next governor of Ohio has been narrowed to two, voters could soon get a better sense of the path the state’s education system may take under their leadership. Gov. John Kasich wasn’t afraid to take on education reform, but the success of some of those policies is yet to be seen.

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Charter school advocates are calling on state lawmakers to take a second look at how much those schools pay for the buildings they occupy. This comes after a study broke down the costs of owning and operating school buildings. 

Charter schools are paying an average of $785 per student to fund their school buildings.

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

The law that overhauled the charter-school accountability in Ohio played a role in closing more than 20 schools. That’s according to a report from the Fordham Institute, a group that advocates for efficient charter schools.

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