Albert Einstein Academy: Making a difference for bullied students
The Albert Einstein Academy (AEA), an Ohio charter school, is being recognized for being a “life saver” to many LGBTQ students in the Cleveland area. AEA is one of the few schools in the country that focuses specifically on LGBTQ students, and it’s giving students who have been bullied a place to feel safe and belong. You can hear from AEA students and how the school has changed their lives here.
New e-school funding panel meeting
A newly established legislative committee created to examine how e-schools should be funded conducted its first meeting on Thursday. Committee members heard testimony from the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office, and the Legislative Service Commission. At the meeting, Auditor Yost’s policy advisor recommended that Ohio use a hybrid-model for funding online schools, where funding is provided for fixed costs and then given based on student competency on in-person exams.
New video resources on charter school authorizers
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has released two new videos to help people better understand how charter school authorizing works. In the videos, they...