April 25, 2016 – Our Schools
“Children growing up in poverty already face substantial obstacles. For those who are not reading and learning at grade level, the odds against them stack even higher.” Read the full op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch.
April 11, 2016 – Our Schools
Applications are now being accepted for the Community School Classroom Facilities Grant Program with submissions due by Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by 4 p.m.  Award notifications from the Ohio Facilities  Construction Commission (OFCC) will be announced August 15, 2016 with Controlling Board approval in September, 2016. In June, 2015, Amended Substitute House Bill 64 authorized the creation of the Community School Classroom Facilities Grant Program and created an appropriation of $25 million in…
April 8, 2016 – Legislative
“Terrance Reynold’s mom moved him into a Breakthrough School in sixth grade. Her choice opened up a world of opportunities for Terrance, putting him on a path that led from Collinwood to graduating college, studying in Hong Kong, and returning to Cleveland to build amazing websites for nonprofits.” Read the full op-ed article in
March 29, 2016 – Our Schools
The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) President and CEO Dr. Darlene Chambers made the following statement today regarding the just released Ohio State Report Card for Dropout Prevention and Recovery Schools: “The dropout prevention and recovery school report card recently issued by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) indicates that for the most important goal – graduating students – these programs are not just meeting, but exceeding standards statewide and in the Urban 8,”…
March 22, 2016 – Our Schools
The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) announces that Dr. Darlene Chambers will be transitioning from the President and CEO position in April, 2016. Dr. Chambers will be joining the National Charter Schools Institute (NCSI), which is headquartered in Michigan and works across the country to inspire and democratize excellence in education. She will be a member of the Institute’s executive leadership team and will initially focus on supporting the Institute’s work with schools,…