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DeVos: 'Common Core Is Dead'; A Large Online Charter School Is Shut Down

School-to-prison pipeline, foster youth transportation, and more education news of the week.
ECOT [The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow], one of the largest online charter schools in the country, closed this week amid a financial and legal dispute with the state of Ohio. Source: Facebook

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An online charter school is closing midyear

One of the largest online charter schools in the country amid a financial and legal dispute with the state of Ohio. Parents, many who have children with special needs, are scrambling to find new placements, according to . The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow had earlier been $60 million in what the state says are overpayments due to disputes over enrollment. The school has claimed up to 15,000 students. However, it's more like 9,000 who log in regularly.

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