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U.S. Education Dept. Restricts Flow of Grant Money to Ohio Charter Schools

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The U.S. Department of Education has restricted the initial flow of a $71 million charter school grant, pending further assurances that Ohio can responsibly oversee the money amid an investigation into the state’s former school choice director. In a letter sent Wednesday to Superintendent Richard Ross, the federal charter schools program… Read More

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Ohio Elections Chief Opens Investigation into Pot Petitions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s elections chief named a special investigator on Wednesday to review what he calls “significant disparities” in a marijuana legalization group’s ballot petitions and said he is subpoenaing the campaign’s director. The announcement by Secretary of State Jon Husted is the latest show of force by the state’s Republican powerbrokers against… Read More