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State avoids ‘loophole’ for charter school money School funding

Jan 15, 2020 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

The Ohio Department of Education has blocked one “loophole” with another, avoiding giving millions in tax dollars to charter schools with bad grades.

The department last week announced the 63 charter schools that did qualify to share in the $30 million fund that Gov. Mike DeWine and the state legislature created this summer as a bonus to help the best charter schools in Ohio.

Most of the decisions were clear-cut. Four Breakthrough schools received $1.7 million from the new fund, ...