Chad Aldis

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

After the state nearly lost millions in federal grant money because of a charter school data scrubbing scandal, it’s working on creating a system that can identify the best charter schools in Ohio and award them millions of dollars to keep that success going. 

Questions were raised about Ohio’s grant application after the state’s former charter school head admitted eliminating some data on failing charters.

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YOUTUBE

The embattled online charter school, ECOT, is flooding the airwaves with commercials to rally support and hit back against the state education department. 

The commercials from ECOT paint a picture of how the e-school can help kids.

Commercial 1: “I’ve been in and out of foster care.”

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Charter school advocates and education leaders are sounding off on a big proposal from a charter school supporter to change the way e-schools are funded. Auditor Dave Yost is calling on lawmakers to base dollar amounts to student achievement.

Ohio has seen some reforms to the charter school system - some have been largely welcomed by the industry while others have been strongly opposed.

Chad Aldis
THOMAS B. FORDHAM INSTITUTE

The state’s largest and most controversial online charter school – the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT – has sued to block the state from a delayed attendance audit that was supposed to start on Monday. 

Chad Aldis
THOMAS B. FORDHAM INSTITUTE

  A first-ever review shows of the state’s 10-year-old Ohio EdChoice program shows students from failing schools who receive taxpayer-paid vouchers perform far worse in those private schools than their public school counterparts.  

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