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October 2, 2016 - Legislative
Columbus, Ohio -- The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) released the following statement regarding today's ruling from the Franklin County Common Pleas Court to deny ECOT's request for a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Education: “We are hopeful that this ruling resolves the questions about what is expected for virtual schools to track student engagement and learning,” said RaShaun Holliman, CEO and President of OAPCS. “This clarifies that the state has the...
September 15, 2016 - Our Schools
The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) President and CEO RaShaun Holliman made the following statement today regarding the just released 2016 Ohio State Report Cards: “The report cards released today reflect the continued transition toward higher standards and expectations for both traditional district and charter schools,” Holliman said. “With the third straight shift in state assessment vendors and redefined proficiency scores, the results are not surprising,” he said.   “...
September 13, 2016 - Legislative
Columbus, OH-- The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) President and CEO RaShaun Holliman released the following statement today in response to the final release of funds to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) of a $32.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Charter Schools Program (CSP) State Educational Agency (SEA) grants competition. CSP grants fund the creation and expansion of high quality public charter schools across the nation.  “We are encouraged...
August 20, 2016 - Our Schools
Eight charter schools were approved August 19, 2016 for $17 million in the state’s new facilities grant program. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) made the allocation from a total pool of $25 million of a fund created by Amended Substitute House Bill 64 to provide expansion support for high quality charter schools. The schools approved for facilities funding awards are: Menlo Park Academy Richland Academy School of Excellence Entrepreneurship Preparatory School –...
August 9, 2016 - Our Schools
Columbus, Ohio -- The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) announced today that RaShaun Holliman has been named as President and CEO of OAPCS. Chad Readler, Chairman of the OAPCS Board, stated, "Holliman brings experience and characteristics essential to leading OAPCS, including a commitment to quality choices in education, an understanding of the value charter schools bring to our public education system, and strong advocacy and communication skills." "We look forward to RaShaun,...

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