ECOT Pals are advocates for our school and the school choice rights of all parents, students and teachers throughout Ohio. As you probably know, Ohio's Department of Education is unfairly singling out our school by attacking our limited funding with a preposterous attempt to retroactively enforce new and completely non-sensical attendance measurement rules. On the back of these unlawful actions, the anti-school choice gang has tried to push the false narrative of an ECOT "scandal" but here is an example of a REAL scandal!
Parma City School District gave out $5.6 million in raises, hired highly paid administrators, and incredibly, went and paid $10.5 million for Apple IPads! The trouble? They did not have the money, and now are $7 million in the hole. Just think if they would have let ECOT negotiate for them on the IPads!
The Board President resigned and said that this was all preventable and the money was basically blown to no advantage to the students. Unfortunately, Parma families and educators are left to deal with the consequences and it's tragic.
From Cleveland.Com - Parma City Schools are predicted to be $7 million in the red this school year -- and that's assuming voters renew a property tax in November. The school board plans to ax arts and science programs, lay off staff and consolidate the three high schools to balance the budget.
One sigh of relief -It's a good thing that Parma residents still have access to school choice and options like ECOT (The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow). All this noise begs a fair question. If the ODE, elected officials like Senator Joe Schiavoni and the rest of the anti-school-choice bully gang are looking to curb a waste of taxpayer dollars, when will they stop their reckless crusade against charter schools and refocus their priorities on protecting all Ohio taxpayers, teachers and students from the widespread damage caused by real fraud and abuse?
From College & Career Fairs to their CTE Program, I commend ECOT for putting so much effort into helping their students along on their journeys and not just pushing them towards destinations. View Post->
Pushing legislation, rules and actions that may effectively displace 10's of thousands of our state's children, teachers and education administrators should not be handled so carelessly. These efforts are such a large threat to our families, our state economy, our right to choose and all of Ohio's future. We're fired up too and rightfully so.View Post->
What the Senator has shown in his words and actions is that he is playing politics with public education. He seems squarely focused on intentional and blind protectionism of the traditional institutional system at any cost or consequence to opportunity for Ohio's students. View Post ->
ECOT far exceeded the average scores for schools of its size and background. The AdvancED accreditation will be awarded in June. View Post ->
ODE's 5-hour attendance rule is reckless and works to undermine over a decade of progress in K-12 online education for Ohio. It's been months and the department still has yet to justify this measure with any logical reasoning. View Post ->
Abigail had to look beyond the traditional public school system to find a way to stay close to her newborn, but had no idea how her experience at ECOT would change her perspective and impact her and her new baby's life - View Post ->
There is little doubt that ECOT is changing the paradigm of public education... and it's not by blindly giving students iPads or a way for students to simply click their way to a diploma. ECOT teachers are harnessing the efficiency that technology provides while leveraging the power of teamwork to meet the unique learning needs of their students. View Post ->
After teaching English at a brick-and-mortar high school for 18 years, Maryalice Leister has been fearlessly pursuing educational technology to create more meaningful connections with her students. View Post ->
In 2016, we exercised our own voices to cut through the noise, correct the lies and expose the truth about ECOT and the now decades-running demands by Ohioans for schools that break away from the traditional model. View Post ->
When her mother became very ill, everything seemed to change for high school freshman, Sara. Up against odds that many couldn’t possibly imagine, she found acceptance, support and a new hope for her future at ECOT. View Post -->
The biggest challenge of mobility is that each student's scenario is entirely unique. For some, they need a right place right time solution to finish out their K-12 journey. For other student's, mobility challenges define their entire public school experience. View Post->
From isolation to recommended medication, the system was failing an energetic 2nd grader named Dax. Jane turned to ECOT to find a schooling solution that works for him. View Post -->
When the traditional public school system pushed her bullied daughter through the cracks, Amanda Lewis turned to ECOT to get her daughter the educational support she needs to succeed. View Post ->
The Columbus Dispatch recently showed that instead of practicing journalism with integrity, they're willing to pay to promote their anti-school, anti-teacher and anti-student agenda. View Post-->
The Board President resigned and said that this was all preventable and the money was basically blown to no advantage to the students. Unfortunately, Parma families and educators are left to deal with the consequences and it's tragic. View Post->
Constantly chasing new standards and screwing around with questionable measures while repeatedly attempting to march our diverse and fragile system towards different finish line grades is getting us nowhere. View Post ->
Looking at the crushing human and taxpayer consequences of bullying, those serious about public school innovation and the future of public education need to reconsider their anti-school-choice actions and start to measure what matters. View Post ->
"Over the past 16 years, ECOT has fulfilled its responsibilities to my family by providing my children with a high-quality curriculum, exceedingly dedicated teachers and a well rounded, solid education. Please respect my decision to choose the education I deem best suited for my family" View Post ->
As a current ECOT Special Needs teacher, I have seen firsthand the positive effect that online school can have on a student. It is true that online learning is not for every student, but it absolutely is the right choice for many students. Not only is it the right choice, but it is oftentimes the last and only choice for students. View Post ->
In response to a recent fury of misinformation, outright lies and uninformed opinion being spread by those who wish to defund and destroy school choice in Ohio, ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow) advocates have had enough and are starting to speak out. View Post->