Published Online: February 16, 2016
Published in Print: February 17, 2016, as Ohio Charter Failures Revised Upward

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Ohio Charter Failures Revised Upward

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As state education officials seek the release of a $71 million federal charter school grant, they now say Ohio has nearly 10 times as many failing charter schools as previously claimed.

The state education department says there are 57 poor-performing charter schools, not the six reported in its grant application submitted in July. As for high-performing charter schools, it turns out there are 59, not the 93 originally claimed.

The revised numbers were detailed in a recent letter to federal regulators who put a hold on Ohio's grant in November amid concerns about the state education department's rigging of charter school evaluations.

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