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The ratings of 20 Columbus city schools have been lowered after the Ohio Department of Education recalculated the 2011, 2012 and 2013 report cards to include test scores for students who had been improperly excluded from the calculations by local school officials.
The Ohio Department of Education added three schools to the EdChoice eligibility list. This is due a recent recalculation of “scrubbing” district report cards.
The Ohio Department of Education today awarded more than $45 million to 247 schools and community-based programs as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grants. The program provides opportunities for children who come from economically disadvantaged families and attend low-performing schools to receive additional academic supports.
The deadline to apply for scholarships that help students from underperforming public schools attend participating private schools has been extended until Sept. 5, 2014, as more students may become eligible.
The department of education soon will re-issue report cards from 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 for districts identified as “scrubbers” (and 2010-2011 for the Columbus City School District), which could make students enrolled at specific schools eligible for EdChoice Scholarships.
The Ohio Controlling Board approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools, districts and their partners that were recommended as part of Ohio’s Straight A Fund to encourage innovation in classrooms and emphasize collaboration and efficiency