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Ohio approves three more e-schools for this fall
Bringing the total of online schools to 26, two are based in Columbus and one in Cleveland

Kabir Bhatia
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The state department of education has approved three more e-schools for this fall, including one in Northeast Ohio. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
Ohio approves three more e-schools for this fall

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The state already has 23 online schools serving about 40,000 students.

Two of the new schools are in Columbus, while Provost Academy will enroll sixth- through 12th-graders and is based in Cleveland.

Ohio Superintendent Richard Ross tells AP that e-schools are a "valuable alternative to traditional schools."

The three new online schools are among seven that applied for this fall, when a moratorium on new e-schools ends. The Ohio Board of Education could have allowed up to two more to open for the 2013-2014 school year. About two-thirds of all online students attend the three largest e-schools, which are in Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati.
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