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ECOT Student Defends School And Unconventional Instruction Structure

Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 5:47 PM

by Andy Chow

The state and its largest online charter school are locked in a dispute over how to prove it’s providing an education to its more than 15,000 students. That fight is not just playing out in court but through TV, radio and web ads featuring a student defense.

ECOT has been trying to make its case in the court of public opinion by hitting the airwaves with commercials that feature struggling students, such as Gabriel Young.

“I’ve been in and out of foster care. I was adopted for seven years and then put back.”

Democrats Fighting Court Ruling That Ended 'Golden Week'

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm
Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper says they're taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Great Lakes Mayors Challenge Waukesha Water Diversion

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:32 pm
A group of U.S. and Canadian officials are calling for a public hearing on a water diversion to Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Dedicates New Wildlife Center

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm
New facility offers immersive experience of animal habitats

Pastor Hikes 780 Miles Fighting Violence

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8:49 am
NYC Minister Raises Awareness By Walking To Chicago

Northeast Ohio Gains 4000 Jobs in July

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 4:45 am
The latest Ahola Crain's Employment Report shows job gains in July

Some Charter School Students Defending ECOT

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm
Ads come as the state education department aims to use log-in information in an audit of ECOT’s instruction time.

LBJ visit to Lake Erie led to cleaner waters

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 4:17 pm
This month marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s visit to Buffalo New York.

National Park Service 100 Yrs Old. CVNP Lucky to Be Included

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 3:58 pm
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park got it start thanks to some local politicans.

Cleveland's Suit Over Local Hiring Quota Ban Draws Democratic Praise

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:14 pm
Democrats such as Rep. Alicia Reece of Cincinnati have been against the hiring quota ban since it was proposed.

Watch: Education Round Up on Sound of Ideas: CTU Strike

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5:56 PM

This week on Sound of Ideas, StateImpact reporter Michelle Faust discussed the sticking points that lead to the Cleveland Teachers Union notice to strike. The strike will begin on September 1st if the Cleveland Metropolitan School District doesn't come to a contract agreement with the union.

The full program can be found here:


NEO Sewer District Charging Stormwater Fees

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5:14 pm
Supreme Court gives to OK as homeowners are assessed by hard surface area on their property

Great Lakes May Hold Clues to Beginning of Life on Earth

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 4:56 pm
Scientists are trying to figure out how Earth developed an atmosphere rich in oxygen.

LeBron James' "Cleveland Hustles" Show Airs on CNBC

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 10:04 am
The show's executive producer LeBron James is lending his star power to help local small businesses grow.

Massive Sculpture Ready for Its Northeast Ohio Debut

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 3:34 am
Lighting effects turn inflated work into a funhouse