Ohio Mulls Future of E-schools as Controversial Online Charter Assets are Sold Off

June 18, 2018

Ohio is still waiting for a state Supreme Court ruling that will either drive the final nail into [the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow's] coffin or let the controversial online school rise from the dead.

But the assets of the recently closed charter school are being sold off, some in surprising ways, as state officials start digging into major lingering issues about online schools overall.

The biggest: How can Ohio best fund and oversee online schools to avoid messes like ECOT in the future?

In the latest development, the Columbus school district this week purchased ECOT's Columbus headquarters at auction for about $3.2 million.

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