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Officials Say State DOE Threw F Grades Out Of Evaluation

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State school board members have accused the Ohio Department of Education of breaking the law by throwing failing grades for online schools out of a charter school evaluation.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that officials confirmed Tuesday that School Choice Director David Hansen left failing grades for those schools out of the evaluations of charter school oversight agencies. The omission boosted the rating of two oversight agencies.

Hansen says he left online schools out because they all started receiving low grades after the state changed grading rules a few years ago.

School board President Tom Gunlock says Hansen should follow state law.

State Superintendent Richard Ross said in a statement that online school and dropout recovery school grades would be included in the future.