Up to 26 Ohio charters could be shut down in 2011

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Ohio charter schools enrolled nearly 90,000 of more than 1.3 million Ohio students during the 2008-2009 school year.  According to the charter school “Watch List”, up to 26 Buckeye state charter schools that enroll more than 7,800 Ohio students could be closed by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.

Released jointly by The Education Voters of Ohio and The Forum for Education and Democracy, the charter school “Watch List” list shows that students in 10 Ohio counties could be affected by up to 26 potential charter school closures at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Closure of each charter school depends on their academic performance on the next set of ODE’s school report cards, scheduled for release in late August of this year.

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