State broke the law by ignoring online school F’s

Jul 15, 2015 by

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State school board members accused the Ohio Department of Education Tuesday of breaking state law by throwing F grades for online schools out of a key charter school evaluation this year.

Members of the state school board and state Sen. Peggy Lehner said David Hansen, ODE’s school choice director, was required by state law to include online schools and dropout recovery schools in evaluations of charter school oversight agencies.

But after questioning Hansen Tuesday, Lehner and the board confirmed a June 14 Plain Dealer report that he had left failing grades for those schools out of the evaluations.

That deliberate omission boosted the rating of two oversight agencies, who could now be eligible for new state perks.

Source: State broke the law by ignoring online school F’s, state school board says | cleveland.com

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