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Auditor Says Half of Student Population at Dayton Charter School Was “Fraudulent”

KRISTIE WELLS / FLICKR A special audit has found that a now-closed Ohio charter school padded its rolls by nearly half, bringing it more than a million dollars in state funds it shouldn’t have gotten. State Auditor David Yost said that General Chappie James Leadership Academy near Dayton reported having 459 students in attendance, but [...]

Teachers Without Credentials or Seniority

An education think tank has issued a new paper calling on a reduction in state regulations over schools. The Dayton-based Thomas B. Fordham Institute proposes fewer rules over who can teach a class in Ohio. It also suggest changes to the way teachers are paid.

Kent State Freezes In-State Undergrad Tuition–For Now

urycki Undergraduate tuition at Kent State is going to hold steady for in-state students, for now. And, the university’s controversial ‘overload’ credit fees will be mostly going away. At the university’s board meeting this week, Kent State’s trustees extended last year’s university budget until the state of Ohio finalizes its new budget. Tuition will be [...]

State Suspends Four Northeast Ohio Charter Schools

Jenlight / Flickr Four Northeast Ohio charter schools have been suspended. The Ohio Department of Education sent letters to administrators from Cleveland’s Villaview Community School, Imagine Cleveland Academy, and Cleveland Community School, along with Canton’s Imagine on Superior Academy, letting them know the decision came down after state officials determined the schools weren’t meeting the [...]

For HBCUs, Boosting Graduation Rates May Affect The Bottom Line

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For the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities nationwide, boosting graduation rates can be an uphill climb. The schools commonly referred to as ‘HBCUs’ enroll many low-income, minority students who may not be academically prepared for college. At a discussion at The City Club of Cleveland on Tuesday, a handful of HBCU leaders [...]

First Lady Challenges Oberlin Grads in Memorial Day Commencement Speech

Photo courtesy of Tim Rudell / WKSU First Lady Michelle Obama spent Memorial Day in Northeast Ohio. She spoke at the graduation ceremony for the Oberlin College class of 2015. This was the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King addressing the Oberlin class of 1965 with his ‘remain awake’ speech. America’s first African-American First [...]

Ohio’s Public Universities Increasingly Rely on Donations

Not that many years ago only private colleges built endowment funds. Now, with the higher costs of education and the shrinking support from state governments, even public universities need to ask for donations. One of the latest is Cleveland State University, which officially kicked off its $100 million campaign this month. If you’d like to endow [...]

Gov. John Kasich’s Stance on Charter Schools

STOCK NEWS PHOTO / IDEASTREAM Right from his very first term, Kasich made his views on school choice–including charter schools–very clear. “More choice, more accountability, more dollars in the classroom instead of bureaucracy will improve our schools, and we are going to have a significant reform agenda,”  he said in his State of the State [...]

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