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Ohio charter schools after the pandemic: Are their students still learning more than they would in district schools?

Journal Title School Choice/Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Published Date June 11, 2024
Research Type


For more than twenty-five years, Ohio’s public charter schools have served as an educational option for families and students. One of the most routinely debated questions is whether charters provide a superior education when compared to the district alternative. Just prior to the pandemic, Fordham research showed that students attending brick-and-mortar charters in Ohio made significantly greater academic progress than their peers attending nearby district schools.