Reichgott Junge wrote Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story in honor of the 20th anniversary of chartering. Come hear her speak at the next OAPCS Conference in November.
OAPCS is a nonprofit advocacy organization that proactively educates and informs the public, families, stakeholders, policymakers and thought leaders about the importance of educational choice and charter schools. In this capacity, OAPCS serves as a clearinghouse of charter school data, research and stories pertaining to the charter movement, quality in education, state and federal school legislation and other topics that affect student equity.
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In the News:
Ohio Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Charter School Property
Are Local School Taxes Subsidizing Ohio Charters?
School Funding and Charter School Students: Sorting it Out
Click here to read the Columbus Dispatch letter to the editor on school funding and charter schools.
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Awards Grant to OAPCS
Radio Program Features Discussion of Charter School Oversight
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.
OAPCS Issues Statement on HB 2
Cleveland's School District and Charter Cooperation is Promising, Gates Official Says
Charter schools and school districts are “unlikely allies,” but can combine to give students better opportunities, a key advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation told a crowd of 400 Cleveland education supporters today.
PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Strong Support for Charter Schools
The 46th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools showed Americans favor charter schools, despite the fact that many do not understand how they work. A majority of those polled favored charter schools as an educational option.
OAPCS Responds to Rep. Fedor's Letter to the U.S. Department of Education
Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) took the rare step Tuesday of asking the federal government not to award grant funding to Ohio, seeking to block additional money for the state’s charter schools.
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) reacted dismissively, and a statewide group representing charter schools called her actions disappointing.
Fedor, the top Democrat on the House Education Committee, wrote a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan asking that he not approve the application Ohio submitted under the federal Charter Schools Program Grants for… Read More +