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Online Charter Schools Could Split in Two, Avoiding State Cap on New Schools

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Dan Honda / Contra Costa Times/Landov This fall Ohio will lift a moratorium on the creation of new online schools, allowing up to five new online schools to open. But a provision inserted into the House version of the state budget earlier this month could expand online education in Ohio even further. Under the provision, Ohio’s existing online schools could [...]

How Many Online High School Graduates Really Go On to College?

When we teamed up with the Cleveland Plain Dealer to take a look at how Ohio’s statewide online schools perform, we found something that surprised us: A relatively small percentage of all online school graduates go on to any kind of postsecondary education. By postsecondary education, we mean two-year and four-year programs, as well as vocational programs. [...]

Officials, Educators Question Whether Online Schools are Making the Grade

Tom Woodward / Flickr Ohio has more students enrolled in full-time, online schools than most other states. (We teamed up with the Cleveland Plain Dealer) to write about online schools in Ohio last month.) Now Reuters reports that “a backlash is building” among those who question online schools’ performance: But the anger and skepticism elsewhere [...]

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