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When all else fails, go on TV

An online charter school in Ohio facing scrutiny from the state’s Department of Education has taken to the airwaves in the face of a battle over attendance records and funding. EdWeek has more: With the records in hand, if the state determines that students aren’t actually attending the virtual classes, it could cut back funding […]

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Attendance Audit May Close Online Charter in Ohio

I reported yesterday on attempts by an online charter school in Ohio to prevent an attendance audit for fear that the actual numbers related to student attendance would result in a significant loss of funding for the school. Today, that school is suggesting that if the audit proceeds, the school may have to close. From […]

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What They Don’t Want You to Know

This story out of Ohio demonstrates an online charter school attempting to block an audit that would determine how much time students spent on task. Why would they want to block such an audit? Because it could reduce the payments they receive from the state: Senator Joe Schiavoni is calling it their “Hail Mary” to […]

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Ohio Schools Fight Back

A story in the Vinton County Courier out of Ohio details how public schools in that state are fighting back against the financial drain on their districts caused by charter schools. The Vinton County School district has invoiced the state for $3 million, money it says was lost due to charter schools. Here’s more: For […]

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