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Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Differences in tests, scoring play role in “Guarantee”  Many Ohio third graders who fell short on the third grade reading assessment are advancing to fourth grade after passing an alternative test.  Some say alternative tests are being used to skirt around the third grade reading guarantee. (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Franklin County survey on kids’ drug views is cancelled The Education Council has conducted the survey every three years since 1988, but couldn’t raise the $300,000 needed to distribute it and analyze the results.  (Columbus Dispatch)
Ohio’s public colleges the most costly to attend  Miami University has the highest annual cost of all public four-year institutions in the country, and four other public universities in the state rank in the top 25.  (Plain Dealer)
Interest rates for student loans went up July 1st.  For every $10,000 borrowed, the average borrower under the hike will pay back about $4 more every month when they begin paying back the money.  (Columbus Dispatch)

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