April 23, 2014

Short-Changed: How Poor-Performing Charters Cost All Ohio Kids

In a new analysis, Innovation Ohio has found that for the 2012-2013 school year, 52% of state funding went to schools that performed worse than traditional public districts from whom those state funds were redirected. The result is that the students left in Ohio’s traditional public schools receive less support than the state says they need. Get the highlights and full report here.

Ohio lost jobs in February, lags the nation in job creation

New jobs data shows employment in Ohio dropped last month and the state has grown jobs by a full percentage point less than the nation as a whole since January, 2011.

New Employment Data Shows Ohio Still Underperforming

New jobs data show that Ohio’s employment growth is not as bad as it had looked before, but sits squarely in the middle of the pack among states and lags the nation as a whole.

State of the State: Governor restores school outreach program at 2% of prior funding level

In his State of the State address, Governor Kasich touted his plan to invest $10 million to engage the community in public education. This amounts to just under 2% of the funding a similar program received before he took office.

Nearly $31 Million in Taxpayer Funds Uncollected from Failed Charter Schools

A new report finds that $30.5 million in taxpayer dollars remained uncollected from charter schools that have closed. Our education policy fellow suggests a fix that could better protect taxpayer funds.