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Is the Sun Shining on Your Board Meetings?

Ohio's Sunshine Law has very specific parameters that charter school boards must follow both in their meetings and in the documents related to their w…

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NCSW: School Choice Rally at the Ohio Statehouse

Every year, National Charter Schools Week gives us the chance to raise awareness about our amazing schools. Join us for a rally at the Ohio Statehouse…

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OCCS Partners with The Toledo Walleye

Ohio Council of Community Schools and the Toledo Walleye will launch the Walleye Street Hockey program beginning in January 2017. The street hockey pr…

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Ohio Department of Education Launches New Mobile App

Ohio families can now get the latest education news, search for schools in their neighborhoods and look at their schools’ report cards right from thei…

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Stop Winter Brain Freeze!

Are you worried your children won’t be exercising their brains over winter break? BrainFreeze packets help keep kids engaged with reading, writing, ma…

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Anthony Gatto: 2016-2017 School Leader of the Year!

Mr. Gatto has been the principal of the Arts and College Preparatory Academy, located in Columbus, since 2010. ACPA serves over 300 9th-12th graders a…

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In response to release of 2016 state report card

Sponsors are the only educational group in Ohio not granted Safe Harbor from the consequences of the new AIR test. The rigor of the AIR tests was witn…

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OCCS Receives High Marks in Quality Practices and Compliance

Sponsors are rated Exemplary, Effective, Ineffective, or Poor based on scores in three component areas: Quality Practices, Compliance, and Academics. …

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OCCS Sponsored Schools 2015-2016 Academic Data

Detailed summary of the 2016 Local Report Card Data for OCCS Brick-and-Mortar schools.

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Two OCCS Sponsored Schools Named Ohio Schools of Promise

The Ohio Council of Community Schools is proud to recognize Arts and College Preparatory Academy and Columbus Preparatory Academy for being named Ohio…

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NCSW: E-schools offer flexibility, while maintaining strong academics

E-schools provide students with lessons built around Ohio’s Learning Standards and the same highly qualified teachers as traditional schools. But they…

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NCSW: Charter school students learn at their own pace

Emily Robinson is a senior at Nexus Academy of Columbus and is already looking ahead to graduation and pursuing her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from…

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