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ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
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Officials with Ohio's largest online charter schools say the school will close within four months, in the middle of the school year, if Ohio's efforts to recoup $60 million or more in disputed funding aren't halted.

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The bad grades for many school districts in the latest round of report cards has upset some parents and school officials. And now they’ve angered a state lawmaker who says he’s writing a bill to change the report cards.

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Overall, the high school graduation rate in Ohio is climbing, but changes to federal education policies could cause a decrease this school year.

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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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