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Ohio Council of Community Schools Succeeds The University of Toledo

After consultation with the University of Toledo (UT) and the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) informed UT t…

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Public Charter School Students Graduate From College at Three to Five Times National Average

New research from The 74 Million finds that public charter school students are graduating from college at three to five times the national average for…

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Ohio Connections Academy Ranked Among Nation's Best Online High Schools

Ohio Connections Academy is a free, fully-online public charter school that students in grades K-12 attend from home. OCA was recently ranked the nati…

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Fulbright Award winner pens letter thanking OCA for her success

Former Ohio Connections Academy student, Alex LeViness, reaches out to OCA to express her gratitude for online learning in a personal letter. At one p…

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Everyone in Cristo Rey’s first graduating class is going to college!

Cristo Rey, a private Catholic high school that started four years ago in Downtown Columbus teaches exclusively low-income students. This is its first…

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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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