Columbus Charter Schools
October 9, 2015 1:53 pm at 1:53 pm #1096983
Compromise Panel In Ohio Sets Vote On Charter Schools
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OHIO • OCT 6, 2015
Ohio charter schools would no longer have to buy back equipment their sponsors purchase with taxpayer dollars under terms of a compromise nearing a possible committee vote.
READ MORE: http://radio.wosu.org/post/compromise-panel-ohio-sets-vote-charter-schools#stream/0October 22, 2015 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #1098519
More Questions About Ohio Education Department’s Charter School Application
By ANDY CHOW (OHIO PUBLIC RADIO) • OCT 21, 2015
The federal government is giving Ohio $71 million for its charter school program. But state school board members fear Ohio got that money using bogus information on its application.
READ MORE: http://wyso.org/post/more-questions-about-ohio-education-departments-charter-school-application#stream/0October 22, 2015 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm #1098521
Ohio Dems Sherrod Brown And Tim Ryan Team Up On Charter School Reform Bill
by John Michael Spinelli on October 22, 2015
It may be too late for federal education regulators to recall the grant from last week of $71 million to Ohio for charter schools, but the issue going forward for two of Ohio’s congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Congressman Tim Ryan, the path forward is all about increasing accountability, transparency and community involvement in charter schools while helping to ensure a high-quality education for every child.
READ MORE: http://www.plunderbund.com/2015/10/22/ohio-dems-sherrod-brown-and-tim-ryan-team-up-on-charter-school-reform-bill/October 28, 2015 11:13 am at 11:13 am #1099366
Researchers Highlight Bleak Numbers from Online Charter School Study
By ANDY CHOW • 2 HOURS AGO
A coalition of researchers reports students at online charter schools are drastically lagging behind students at traditional public schools.
READ MORE: http://radio.wosu.org/post/researchers-highlight-bleak-numbers-online-charter-school-studyNovember 1, 2015 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #1099826
Kasich Signs Bill Overhauling Oversight Of Charter Schools
Sunday November 1, 2015 2:18 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has signed into law a bill that overhauls the state’s embattled charter-school system with new performance, accountability and reporting requirements.
November 17, 2015 9:08 am at 9:08 am #1102183
School Boards Association Wants Charter Schools Restrictions
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OHIO • NOV 10, 2015
The Plain Dealer reports that the group updated its legislative platform Monday and is now trying to prohibit charter schools with poor grades or finances from advertising.
READ MORE: http://radio.wosu.org/post/school-boards-association-wants-charter-schools-restrictions#stream/0February 1, 2016 9:37 am at 9:37 am #1112938
Charters still lag Ohio’s urban districts in student performance
By Bill Bush
The Columbus Dispatch • Monday February 1, 2016 5:52 AM
Ohio’s charter schools are struggling to make gains in student performance, making the large urban districts they were meant to reform look good by comparison, state report-card information released last month shows.
READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/02/01/charters-struggle-to-beat-scores-of-big-traditional-urban-schools.htmlFebruary 2, 2016 11:09 am at 11:09 am #1113064
If nothing else all these cumulative failures prove that charter schools are most definitely NOT the solution and maybe we should turn our focus back to fixing our traditional public schools instead.February 2, 2016 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm #1113103
NPR/PRX must hate this study since they spent a two episode of This American Life on how amazing Charter Schools are.February 3, 2016 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1113344
NPR/PRX must hate this study since they spent a two episode of This American Life on how amazing Charter Schools are.
Apparently they need to expand their study to Ohio, because that ain’t been the story here. Last I heard charter schools were running at a 29% failure rate. Aren’t the biggest charter companies operated out of Texas? And if so, doesn’t anyone find it ironic that we outsourced our education to one of the states with lower scores than Ohio?February 4, 2016 8:10 am at 8:10 am #1113383
Miriam Bowers AbbottParticipant
I think charter regulation in Ohio is a disaster. I think many charter schools are run by shysters. That said, my older kids are leaving CCS for Catholic school next year. (We tried to make it work with the district; it would be difficult to conceive of a family that tried harder than ours.)
If my economic circumstances were different, I would send them to Graham, Columbus Collegiate, or one of the online programs -all charters. They give opportunities to families stuck in failing schools.
Lots of people like to tell poor families to fix city schools. That’s easy to say, when you’re not poor and you don’t have children or a responsive administration.February 4, 2016 9:37 am at 9:37 am #1113393
Shysters is right. What they need to do when a charter is closed is repossess all their books and computers and office supplies and furniture and send it to a poor public school. That may be way to finally get some help to poor schools.
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