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Public school districts breathed a temporary sigh of relief when the Ohio legislature stopped a list of public school districts eligible for scholarships from expanding significantly. But some families who’d planned to send their kids to a private school now have to choose between paying themselves or sticking with a t...

State Senator Matt Huffman, a Lima Republican and champion of vouchers in Ohio, spoke at Holy Name High School in 2017 in support of the tax-funded tuition aid to families.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A year ago, no students in the Parma school district used Ohio's main tuition voucher program to attend private schools.

This year,...

The fallout from the mid-year closure of Ohio's largest full-time online charter school continues, with other e-schools struggling to navigate a massive influx of displaced students, thousands of students unaccounted for, and fights over money and liability dragging into the summer.

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow...


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her mission is to expand alternatives to traditional public schools — and a new report assesses how far she and her allies across the country have succeeded in the movement to privatize public education.

The report — issued by the Schott Foundation for Public Education and the...

WARREN — Area school districts are confident they can absorb Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow students recently left without a school after the online school closed.

ECOT closed Jan. 18 as a result of an ongoing fight with the state on alleged overpayments. Ohio officials have alleged ECOT students were not online enoug...

By Editorial Board

While debate continues over the way in which the online charter school Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow squandered Ohio taxpayer money and failed the young Ohioans it was supposed to be teaching, there can't be any debate over what the ECOT mess has taught Ohio's taxpayers:

Money talks at the Stat...

The closing of the state’s largest and most troubled charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) is causing thousands of parents to look for options for their children. Ohio’s local public schools are ready to fill the breach.

For too long, the majority of Ohio’s charter school experiments have failed th...

Even when excluding dropout-recovery schools, the four-year graduation rates of charter schools in Ohio are half that of traditional schools, and 28 points lower than the largest urban districts.

Charter schools not classified as dropout recovery have a four-year graduation rate of just under 45 percent, compared with 7...

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Real Choice Ohio has several events throughout the year.  RCO is committed to at least two different conferences throughout the school year for school districts.  These conferences are a way to not only share best practices but to provide data and collaborate with other districts to find new and creative ways to help our students and their families to truly "BE THE CHOICE!"