September 30, 2015 – Legislative
“The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools recognizes the decision today to send House Bill 2 to Conference Committee is part of an institutional process to allow full consideration of those aspects of the bill where differences exist,” said Dr. Darlene Chambers, President and CEO of OAPCS. “Given that the House and Senate have not yet come to an agreement on certain provisions in the bill, we are hopeful the two sides can resolve their differences to reach a successful conclusion,” she said…
September 29, 2015 – Our Schools
Columbus, OH — The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) President and CEO Dr. Darlene Chambers released the following statement today in response to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) being awarded $32.5 million through the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Charter Schools Program (CSP) State Educational Agency (SEA) grants competition. Recipients of the CSP grants were announced yesterday by USDOE. Ohio was one of seven states and the District of Columbia and 12 charter…
September 25, 2015 – Our Schools
Three leading voices in education reform and school choice discussed the state of Ohio’s charter schools at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs leadership forum Friday at Ohio State University. The Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools’ Trint Hatt, EducationFirst’s Paolo DeMaria and Fordham Institute’s Chad Aldis all offered an overarching message that little regarding charter schools is easily simplified — not the funding, not the academic outcomes, not the tarnished reputation nor the…
September 4, 2015 – Our Schools
The Cleveland-based Martha Holden Jennings Foundation has awarded a grant to the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools to enroll two urban charter schools into the OAPCS performance management program known as the Data Matters Consortium.  Click here to read the full Media Statement.
September 2, 2015 – Our Schools
Dr. Darlene Chambers, President and CEO of OAPCS, appeared on the All Sides with Ann Fisher program on WOSU FM September 1, 2015 to discuss charter school oversight and evaluation. Click here to watch the podcast.