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.
A version of this article appeared in the February 17, 2016 edition of Education Week as Ohio Charter Failures Revised Upward