Ohio’s Successful Charter Turnaround – and What’s Needed Next

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute has published another piece worthy of sharing. Reinventing Ohio’s Charter School Sector – 2015-2023: Ohio’s successful charter turnaround – and what’s needed next, written by Aaron Churchill was released on May 2nd. The report speaks to …

Celebrate National Charter Schools Week

Celebrate National Charter Schools Week

May 7-13, 2023 is national charter schools week! The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has developed a 2023 Celebration Toolkit…

Ohio Department of Education Overhaul Bill Progresses

After the Senate passed S.B.1 in a party line vote with Republicans supporting it and Democrats in opposition, the bill was assigned to the House Economic and Workforce Development Committee, with its companion bill (H.B. 12) assigned to the House Primary & Secondary Education Committee.

Key provisions of the bill would:

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant application is now open

The 21st CCLC Grant is designed to provide funding to out-of-school and expanded learning time programs operating in Ohio. This competitive grant funding supports the creation of programs that:

Stronger Connections Grant Application Now Available

The Stronger Connections Grant is made available through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) which provides $1 billion in funding for state educational agencies to be distributed under Title IV, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Ohio received BSCA grant funding…

Charter school board members make effective advocates

Traditional public districts and schools are well-represented at the Statehouse – not only during the biennial budget process, but throughout each two-year General Assembly. Unfortunately, far too many charter schools opt not to engage in advocating for public policy…