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Cincinnati District Gets Kicked Out of Charter-Authorization Role

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Ohio's push to improve charter school quality has booted the Cincinnati district out of the charter-authorization business.

The state school board this month yanked authority to create and oversee charter schools from Ohio's third-largest district.

Blocking a major city from sponsoring charter schools is a significant change for Ohio, which used to be one of the most permissive states for charters. It's also a departure from what happens in most states, where districts are often the main overseer of schools in their area.

But the Cincinnati district was rated as a "poor" oversight organization in fall 2016. That rating should have killed the district as a charter sponsor then, but its appeal dragged on.

Vol. 37, Issue 22, Page 5

Published in Print: February 28, 2018, as Cincinnati District Gets Kicked Out of Charter-Authorization Role
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