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Mar 20 2015

Ohio urban charter schools students outperform traditional peers, according to CREDO study

The latest study from the Center for Research on Educational Options (CREDO) shows that charter school students in Cleveland and Columbus are, on the whole, outperforming or keeping on pace with their traditional public school peers. CREDO, a Stanford University research group known for its national...
Mar 19 2015

Ohio Council of Community Schools rated “exemplary” sponsor

Yesterday the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) announced the first round of ratings for Ohio charter school authorizers (aka sponsors), and awarded the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) the rating of “exemplary” (the highest rating possible)– a category awarded to only two sponsors in the s...
Mar 16 2015

CAO beauty program featured in local news

Central Academy of Ohio (CAO) staff members Mariam Saleh and Tiffany Adamski were recently featured in Toledo Parent for their work raising the self-esteem of the school’s 4th-6th grade girls last year.  Ms. Adamski said that Ms. Saleh noticed that her students, particularly the girls, were writing...
Mar 13 2015

Letter from the Executive Director (Spring 2015 newsletter)

The past several months have been tough for the charter school movement. There has been a wave of reports claiming that Ohio’s charter schools have issues with performance, attendance, poor oversight from their sponsors, and poor governance. Those who believe in or adhere to quality oversight, manag...
Mar 09 2015

Nexus Academy of Columbus featured in national and local news

Nexus Academy of Columbus was recently featured on Slate and WTTE 28 Good Day Columbus for the school’s blended learning model and its innovative teaching robot, Bishop.  Nexus Academy of Columbus’ principal Jessica Hursey and one of the school’s virtual teachers demonstrated Bishop- a four-foot tal...