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.
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.
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.
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.
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.