Settlement reached with former ECOT sponsor
On Wednesday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Lake Erie West deserves credit for taking the high road in agreeing to this repayment. This is a significant step toward paying down the substantial debt that ECOT owes.” You can find coverage of the mutual resolution in the and . with the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, the former charter school sponsor of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT). The sponsor has agreed to repay $879,000 as a result of overpayments received by ECOT. According to Yost, “
Ohio Connections Academy recognizes 2019 graduates
More than 380 students graduated from Ohio Connections Academy this year, and about 220 of them traveled to Columbus last week to participate in the school’sMore than half of the school’s 2019 graduating class has indicated that they plan to attend two or four-year colleges, and more than 130 students graduated with honors. The class’ valedictorian, Jacob Meadows, speaking at commencement said, “because of the unique features of the online program, I was able to access college courses while still having a high school career. I am confident moving forward into the next season of academia, in part, because of my experiences with OCA."
Charter Schools Are Public Schools, But Do They Serve The Public Interest?
The House and Senate Education Committees both met this week. The House heard testimony on bills that deal with, , , and for unused district school buildings (which would directly affect charter schools). The Senate met to discuss a potential amendment to HB 166 on academic distress commissions. You can access testimony from the House and from the Senate .
Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities
The United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is now accepting applications for new awards for their. These grants are meant to improve results for children with disabilities by supporting educational activities, captioning and video description, and improved access to educational materials. Charters that operate as their own LEAs are eligible to apply. Applications are due by July 22.