The application period for Ohio’s public school districts and charter schools to join the state’s Race to the Top (RttT) application expired on Friday, Jan. 8. As of January 12, ODE reported that less than half of Ohio’s 610 traditional public school districts had joined the states RttT application, compared to two-thirds of the states 332 charter schools.
Charter schools often claim to be better than traditional public schools. But the recent release of ODE report cards proves otherwise. For example, a larger percentage of schools in the “Big 8” urban districts made Adequate Yearly Progress than the charter schools operating in those areas. Statewide, nearly twice as many charter schools were rated […]