Emory Malden

The state auditor today called the charter school sponsor system broken.

State auditor David Yost says a special audit of charter school sponsorships highlights the need for greater oversight by the Ohio General Assembly.

Yost said current legislation pending in the General Assembly is a step in the right direction to fix what he says is a broken system.

The Ohio Department of Education is being pressed to release public records detailing actions of an ousted charter schools director.

Charter School Evaluation and Oversight

Sep 1, 2015
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Ohio continues to be the target of sharp criticism of charter school failure after an official at the Department of Education altered test scores from poor-performing online school evaluations. These revelations unfold as backers and school leaders urge state lawmakers to come up with a better system.

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More than 50,000 students will head back to class Wednesday at the Columbus City schools.  District officials say they were able to place qualified teachers in open positions.

Dems On State Ed. Board Want Investigation Into Resignation

Aug 25, 2015
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Democrats on the Ohio Board of Education want an independent investigation into the resignation of the state’s charter schools chief. But the board president has a different view.

New School Year and the National Teacher Shortage

Aug 25, 2015
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For many students, a new school year starts tomorrow.  We talk with the Columbus City Schools superintendent about the districts budget, testing, charter schools and more. Plus, school districts across the country are reporting difficulty filling all their teacher positions. 

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Ohio's public school superintendent has named a three-member panel to advise the department on evaluating charter school sponsors.

Ohio Higher Ed Leaders Meet On College Affordability

Aug 14, 2015

College affordability has been in the news recently. President Barack Obama recently unveiled a plan that relies on community colleges, while the two top Democratic presidential candidates are talking up different plans they’ve developed. But leaders in Ohio are showing that they’re past the proposal phase and already putting their plans to action.

Surviving the First Year of College

Aug 14, 2015


As summer approaches, many high school seniors are anticipating the relative freedom of a college experience, but few of them actually know what to expect.

Coming up: from independent studies to dining hall food to the naked roommate,  we'll learn how to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college.  And how universities have adapted to the needs of a new generation

You might see more cars in mall parking lots this weekend. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains one reason why.

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An unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing Ohio State University has pledged to eradicate from the band program, the university said Thursday.

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The number of school librarians in Ohio has dropped by nearly half in the past 10 years despite studies showing students do better when those jobs are filled.

Ohio Higher Ed Task Force Looks For Ways To Save Money

Jul 22, 2015
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Earlier this year, Gov. John Kasich asked a nine-member task force to figure out how to make higher education more affordable. That task force met this week in Cleveland, where education and private-sector leaders discussed how universities can streamline services to potentially save money.


The State Auditor's office says the Columbus Public School District is making progress fixing the issues that led to the data-rigging scandal.

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Ohio's top law enforcement officer pledges $3-million to combat campus sexual assaults.  The money will be used for competitive grants to allow universities to strengthen advocacy programs for survivors of rape, including training for campus police.

Job Market for New Grads

Jun 10, 2015
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A recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers says the outlook for newly graduated job-seekers is pretty good-- but that’s “pretty good” with some qualifiers. This hour, what this year’s crop of first-time job seekers can expect and tips for standing out from the crowd

The State Auditor's office has cited two closed Columbus Charter schools for improper financial activity.

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Ohio State University Board of Trustees today voted to put brakes on students college costs. Trustees voted to freeze tuition and fees and give grants to more than 12,000 in-state students.

Ohio State University says 12,400 students will qualify for new need-based grants next year as part of the school's effort to make itself more affordable to low- and middle-income families. 

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An Ohio charter school superintendent, a school board chairman and an education consultant suspected of bribing them in exchange for a contract have been convicted of federal charges.

Big Change Coming for Next Year’s Round of PARCC Tests

May 22, 2015
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A consortium of state education leaders have voted to make a big change to the standardized test known as the PARCC. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Ohio SUPCO Tells Otterbein University to Hand Over Campus Police Records

May 22, 2015
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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that police departments at private universities are subject to public records search. This means private universities cannot shield police activities from the community.

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As the number of graduating high school students shrinks and state funding becomes shaky, Ohio public colleges and universities seem to be turning to out-of-state students to help fill the gaps. The percentage of non-Ohio students attending public schools is rising. 

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An Ohio State University professor is under house arrest after threatening to kill the dean of his college and himself.