charter school

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Mon August 18, 2014

The closing of charter school VLT Academy from Brendan Keefe of Channel 9 news

Brendan Keefe
Provided, WCPO, Channel 9

  Charter Schools in Ohio have recently been at the center of intense controversy, and many schools are now under investigation by several agencies, including the FBI. Local charter school VLT Academy closed its doors last week due to lack of funds, leaving hundreds of parents to find another school for their children to attend this year. We look at the story behind the closing of VLT Academy with WCPO I-Team investigative reporter Brendan Keefe.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Tue July 29, 2014

A statewide look at the support and opposition to Charter Schools

  The debate over charter schools in Ohio has heated up, and several schools and the organizations that run them are currently under investigation. Proponents of charter schools point to them as an option for parents seeking schools that best suit their children. Critics say the schools siphon funding from local public school districts and that many produce poorer academic results than traditional public schools.

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Education
10:33 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Teachers deliver alarming allegations against charter school

Teachers before the State Board of Ed alleging misconduct, racism, and sexism at Dayton charter school.
Credit Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

The state board of education is launching an investigation into at least one charter school after hearing disturbing testimony from a group of former teachers.

Sexual misconduct, racism, teacher intimidation, questionable testing policies, and mishandling of complaints about those claims were among the allegations the teachers brought to the state board of education meeting.

The teachers were all former employees of the Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School, a charter school managed by the Chicago-based Concept Schools.

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Cincinnati Public Schools
1:31 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Carpe Diem charter school at Aiken High next fall

When the brand new Aiken High School opens this fall, students will be introduced to personalized learning. Part of the plan is a Carpe Diem charter school inside Aiken, the first one Cincinnati Public Schools has sponsored. There's a similar program in Indianapolis, and Ann Thompson went there to take a look and provide this report.