Charter schools

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

Andy Chow

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

Andy Chow

It was a big year for cases involving public records, home rule, sex offenders and charter schools at the state’s highest court. Here's a rundown of the top news at the Ohio Supreme Court in our continuing series “2015 in Review.”

Karen Kasler

A three-member panel appointed by the outgoing state school superintendent has come up with 22 ideas on how to reform and restore the public perception of Ohio’s troubled charter schools.

A charter school reform bill is zooming through the legislature after months of negotiation. But a pothole has opened up, relating to how those teachers fund their retirements.

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