Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 2, 2017
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Friction between the Ohio Department of Education and The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) continues as one state report indicates ECOT reported inaccurate enrollment statistics that would level $19.2 million in penalties to the online charter school. At the Statehouse, Ohio legislators find conflict in proposing reform plans for the future of redistricting in the Buckeye State.

We'll discuss these topics and more of the latest in state and national news with our panel of reporters.

An annual crime report from Ohio State University says the number of reported rapes on campus last year more than doubled from the previous year. 

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Just after Columbus City Schools had to release students early because of high temperatures and lack of air-conditioning – for two days in a row – the district's superintendent joined Senator Sherrod Brown to promote the School Building Improvement Act.

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For the second day in a row, Columbus City Schools will release students early on Tuesday due to predicted high temperatures.

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A new national study of student loan debt says college graduates in Ohio last year left school owing an average of $30,000.

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The late September heat wave engulfing the Midwest and a lack of air conditioning in many district buildings are pushing Columbus City Schools officials to send students home early on Monday.

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Nearly one-third of teachers in Ohio's traditional public schools are chronically absent, but the rate in charter schools is significantly less. That’s according to a report released this week by the right-leaning Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that operates more than a dozen charter schools in the state.