Cincinnati City Schools Poach Charter Students with Letter to Parents Falsely Claiming Charter School Will Be Closing

On June 27, 2019, Cincinnati City Schools penned a letter to parents of Southwest Ohio Preparatory School (SWOP), a charter within Cincinnati’s district boundaries. The letter stated, in part, “Southwest Ohio Preparatory School has announced the school will not reopen next school year. But there’s no need to worry because we have a seat waiting for your child at your neighborhood school.”

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State Superintendent Says Report Card ‘Really Good,’ Senator Fedor Calls that a ‘False Narrative’

Report cards were unveiled this week for Ohio’s 608 traditional district schools and 250 public charter schools. In an interview printed by Gongwer, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria stated, “First and foremost, it’s a really good report card. It has a lot of indicators that show we’re making progress.”

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‘Fair School Funding Plan’ Denies Participation of Thousands of Students Using School Choice Options

  Two Ohio State Representatives, Robert Cupp (R-Lima) and John Patterson (D- Jefferson), have worked for more than a year on a new public¬†school funding plan. Named the “Fair School Funding Plan,” it funds public-school districts but not vouchers or charters. School-choice options served almost 26,000 voucher students and more…

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Dropout Prevention and Recovery Students May Finally Get Much Needed Support

  Dropout Prevention and Recovery (DOPR) schools have struggled to weather the storm of increasing regulations, changes in testing and graduation requirements. These schools are charter schools, many of which have been under fire from politicians on both sides of the aisle. Change came with new State Board of Education…

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