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Court Hears Dispute On Charter School Equipment

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Blended learning combines traditional classroom schooling with distance learning.
1:51PM
September
23, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has heard a case brought by charter schools contending they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.

Claims Of Racism, Sexual Misconduct In Charter School Testimony

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A request for comment from the Horizon Science Academy in Dayton was forwarded to Concept Schools in Chicago. The group offered a written statement. It did not address the allegations, but did say they prioritize ensuring a “safe” and “professional” school environment.
7:41AM
July
16, 2014

The state board of education is launching an investigation into at least one charter school after hearing disturbing testimony from a group of former teachers.

State School Board To Hear Complaints About Charter Schools

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The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio and other states that are affiliated with an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fetullah Gulen.
7:43AM
July 15, 2014

The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio and other states that are affiliated with an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fetullah Gulen.

Charter Schools Would Benefit From Levy

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Charter schools are a big part of the Columbus School Levy proposal.
5:50AM
October
21, 2013

Voters, for the first time, are being asked to approve local property tax funds for independently run charter schools. The Charter school sharing proposal is the most controversial policy aspect of the $75 million request.

Board Member: Break Up Levy To Limit Money Going To Charters

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The proposal did not go a vote on Tuesday. The board is scheduled to finalize the fall levy request next week.
7:56AM
July
17, 2013

A Columbus school board member says the district should break up a massive levy scheduled for the November ballot in order to limit the amount of money being shared with charter schools.

Left-Leaning Think Tank: Proposed Budget Hurts Public Schools

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The report from Innovation Ohio says if the current version of the budget passes, most of the state's public school districts would see funding fall below 2010-2011 levels, and a quarter of all public schools would see funding below current levels.
7:53AM
June
25, 2013

A left leaning think tank says the proposed two year state budget would help private and charter schools, but would hurt public schools.

The Year of Education Reform

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8:03AM
December
27, 2012

2012 brought new evaluations for Ohio teachers, new reports cards for schools, and new testing for some students. More change could lie ahead.

Questions About Transparency Lead To “Rogue” Charter Schools

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The break room at Towpath Trail High School allows students to hang out before, between, or after classes.
7:32AM
December
18, 2012

Some Ohio charters have broken away from their management company after executives refused to show how they were spending state tax dollars.

Former Treasurer Gets Two Years In Prison For Embezzling $470K

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U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost said he picked a sentence that would send a strong message to others contemplating stealing money from public schools and their students, while recognizing the good Shye has done in other areas of his life.
11:24AM
October
31, 2012

The former treasurer who pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly a half million dollars from charter schools in Columbus and other Ohio cities has been sentenced to two years in prison and must repay the funds he stole.

Ex-Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement In Ohio

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Carl Shye, Jr. of New Albany pleads guilty to embezzling $470,000 from charter schools in Columbus, Dayton, and Youngstown over a six-year period.
7:57AM
June 21, 2012

A former Ohio charter school treasurer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds from four schools over six years.