Dan Konik

Ohio lawmakers have been wrestling with how to make changes to the state’s EdChoice private school voucher plan for more than a year.

WCBE files

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit over the expansion of the state’s taxpayer-funded private school voucher program, saying the law that changed the program made the suit pointless. 

Karen Kasler

The legislation making changes across a variety of state policies because of coronavirus also settled an issue that lawmakers had been struggling with for months. That’s the question of how many students would qualify next school year for the state’s largest private school voucher program.

Ohio Public Radio

As conference committee hearings on a bill to change the state’s EdChoice private school voucher program continue, parents and students in that program came togetherto speak out for one of the two plans being debated by lawmakers.

Ohio Public Radio

Democratic state lawmakers are pushing for legislation that phases-out EdChoice private school vouchers, which are based on public school performance.

Ohio Public Radio

A lawsuit has been filed in the Ohio Supreme Court by families who are affected by the legislature's recently imposed 60-day moratorium on vouchers for the state's EdChoice program. 

Andy Chow

Ahead of a February 1 deadline for lawmakers to make a change to a school voucher program, the Ohio Senate has approved a House measure to delay the issue.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House has voted on a plan to move the start of the EdChoice voucher program application process to April 1, hours before it was supposed to start accepting applications on Saturday. 

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers are expected to vote on a compromise that could stop a significant increase in the number of Ohipublic school buildings where students will be eligible for private school vouchers.

Ohio Public Radio

State Lawmakers who’ve wanted to stop the impending increase in the number of school buildings where students will be eligible for Ohio's largest private school voucher program say there’s a deal in the works.

Ohio’s public schools could lose millions of dollars to private schools through an expansion of the state’s biggest voucher program.

A new study by a charter school backer says Ohio students who moved to private schools under the state's EdChoice scholarship program tended to perform significantly worse on state reading and math tests compared with public school students.

The Ohio Department of Education says students from 255 facilities in 31 districts will be eligible for the next round of state-funded scholarships that help youth from consistently underperforming public schools attend private schools. 

Columbus City Schools

The Ohio Department of Education says a recent recalculation of some school ratings changes the eligibility list for a program providing vouchers for private schools to students at consistently underperforming public schools.

The school year is winding down – but some districts and families are preparing for next school year by looking into the state’s school voucher programs. 

EdChoice Vouchers Expanded

Aug 12, 2013

The Ohio Department of Education says it received 17 hundred applications for an expansion of a program meant to help students from underperforming public schools attend private schools.