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Ohio's Education Department Plans to Create System to Reward the Best Charter Schools in the State

The Fordham Insitute's Chad Aldis says this system will give for incentives for quality charter schools, which will allow them to grow.
ANDY CHOW
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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU
The Fordham Insitute's Chad Aldis says this system will give for incentives for quality charter schools, which will allow them to grow.
The Fordham Insitute's Chad Aldis says this system will give for incentives for quality charter schools, which will allow them to grow.
Credit ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU
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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU
The Fordham Insitute's Chad Aldis says this system will give for incentives for quality charter schools, which will allow them to grow.

After the state nearly lost millions in federal grant money because of a charter school data scrubbing scandal, it’s working on creating a system that can identify the best charter schools in Ohio and award them millions of dollars to keep that success going. 

Questions were raised about Ohio’s grant application after the state’s former charter school head admitted eliminating some data on failing charters.

But the U.S. Department of Education has now agreed to send as much as $71 million to Ohio, if the state proves it can be successful in helping effective charter schools continue to be successful and expand.

Chad Aldis with the pro-charter school group the Fordham Institute says this can play a big role in helping charters progress.

“Right now it’s hard for even our best charter schools to grow and youwannamake sure you have incentives lined up and part of that is allowing the best to serve more students,”Aldissaid.

The feds say a key requirement will be for the state to carry out its charter school sponsor evaluations, which have been sby legislators.

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Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.
Andy Chow
Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.