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Alternative Schools Work to Educate At-Risk Students

Brian Williams heads the alternative programs for Cleveland Heights. He says his students succeed because his staff is convinced of their success.

Last week’s school shooting in Chardon sparked a new round of discussion on how to prevent future school violence. In the past, part of the answer has been sending at-risk students to alternative schools, like the one alleged shooter T.J. Lane attended. But not everyone thinks alternative schools should just be a place to hold [...]

Ohio Revokes Ashe Culture Center’s Authority to Sponsor Charter Schools

With no discussion, the Ohio Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to revoke the charter school sponsorship authority of Ashe Culture Center. This was the first time the board has revoked a charter school sponsor’s authority. Ashe, a Cleveland non-profit, sponsors seven charter schools in northeast Ohio. A charter school sponsor’s main job is to [...]

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