A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
Columbus City Council Members will be able to meet in private sessions thanks to voters who passed Issue 12.
About 3,300 supporters of charter schools rallied at the Ohio Statehouse today. The group wants lawmakers to give charter schools more money. But how much more is the question. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, the ultimate answer could lead to a court battle.
Backers of charter schools are starting a statewide campaign to pressure Ohio’s lawmakers into giving the non traditional schools more money in Ohio’s budget. The first salvo is a full page newspaper ad and radio ads that will be aired across the state.
A new report shows the vast majority of Ohio’s for profit charter schools are not accountable to the communities they serve and the students in those schools do not perform academically as well as their counterparts in public schools. But advocates for charter schools are taking issue with the report.
Governor Strickland’s new budget would give Ohio’s public elementary, middle and high schools an addition $900 million over the next two years.
Ohio’s Attorney General is going to court to try to shut down another charter school. It’s the fourth time that Marc Dann has accused of a charter school of violating its duty as a charitable trust.
The leaders of the Ohio Senate seem to have a lot in common; they are both pleased with what was accomplished in their chamber in 2007, a year some called a very slow one. But they disagree strongly on some issues, and at least one could come up for a debate in the next few months.
Ohio’s Attorney General is filing legal action against two Dayton-area charter schools for not living up to their contracts.
Charter Schools have helped to create a competitive school marketplace that gives all parents, not just wealthy parents, education choices.
Over the past 10 years, there has been an explosion of choices available through Ohio’s public education system. With the rapid growth of charter schools and school voucher programs, parents at all economic levels have many choices. But what effect do these choices have on schools systems struggling to meet basic academic and facility standards?