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Sixty percent of Ohio public school students living in poverty scored below proficient on required statewide tests, and the districts that have the lowest test scores have the highest percentages of poor students.

Data Shows Correlation Between Education and Poverty

Aug 20, 2017

Sixty percent of Ohio public school students living in poverty scored below proficient on required statewide tests, and the districts that have the lowest test scores have the highest percentages of poor students. That’s based on data from the Ohio Department of Education, and lawmakers are now studying the connection between education and poverty. 

Last month, the House Speaker's Task Force on Education and Poverty heard about the data on the achievement gap between students at different income levels. 

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Ohio’s government watchdog says a former administrator with the state Department of Higher Education used state resources to lobby for her personal business.

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The Ohio Department of Education has ordered that more money be pulled from an embattled online charter school’s monthly funding. The moves comes as officials say the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is still getting too much money based on a suggested drop in enrollment.

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The Ohio Department of Education is partnering with the staffing company Adecco to match high school students with local businesses.

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At least three big school districts are pleading with state education officials to take a close look at what they think is a major discrepancy. This has to do with the tests given to see if a third grader can advance to the next level in reading.

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The state Department of Education can start collecting $60 million from Ohio’s largest online charter school. This comes after the Ohio Supreme Court decided not to grant an injunction. However, the fight is far from over.

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The state school board votes on Monday on whether to require the state’s largest online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, to pay back $60 million in state funding it got for actually having 60 percent fewer students than it claimed it did.

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State auditors say a large north Columbus school that suddenly closed in 2015 still owes the state hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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The Ohio State Board of Education meets Monday and Tuesday, with the aim of finding a plan for a population they don't typically serve: adults.

High schools around the state are facing a crucial dilemma as about a third of students are not on track to graduate. That’s based on the new graduation standards that begin with the class of 2018. Now leaders are moving quickly to find a way to remedy the approaching crisis.

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The Class of 2018 in Ohio’s high schools will be the first to choose their route to graduation – pass some state tests, take a college entrance exam or earn an industry credential.

But new numbers show as much as a third of those students won’t be able to get their diplomas when those new graduation standards take effect next year. That has the state’s education leaders scrambling to make changes.

The Ohio Department of Education has released its draft of new education policies to align with the federal plan known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. And it’s now open to public input.

ECOT Superintendent Rick Teeters testifies during preliminary hearing for ECOT’s lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Education in a Franklin County courtroom.
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The state of Ohio and its largest e-school went head-to-head in court today over what’s required to provide education to students.

The Ohio Department of Education has started its audit of student attendance at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, after a judge denied ECOT’s request to stop that audit yesterday. But questions about the laws that govern charter schools have supporters and opponents once again calling for changes.

School Board Worried About Bogus Data On Charter Grant Application

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The federal government is giving Ohio $71 million to boost its charter schools. But state school board members fear Ohio got that money using bogus information on its application.

State Superintendent Richard Ross says some districts and schools will see lower grades in certain areas of their state report cards this year because Ohio has strengthened its rating system.