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New Report Praises Ohio For Promoting College and Career Readiness

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A new report gives Ohio high marks in pursuing policies to better prepare public school students for college and the work force. It comes from the Education Commission of the States, which is made up of educators and officials of each state.  It’s the same group that developed the Common Core learning standards. Titled Blueprint [...]

Local Foundations Can Make A Difference In Reinventing Schools

John Hay High School is home to the School of Science and Medicine, Early College High School and School of Architecture and Design.

Locally-focused philanthropic foundations can take a more significant role in turning around poor performing urban schools – that’s the message offered up by two organizations that set out to do just that in Cleveland. During the annual Community Foundations Conference held this week in downtown Cleveland, representatives of the Cleveland and Gund Foundations described their [...]

Ohio Schools Administer First Round of Third-Grade Reading Guarantee Tests

COUROSA / FLICKR Third grade students and teachers around the state may be more stressed than usual this week because they’re dealing with the test that will determine if they move on to fourth grade next year. This is the first round of testing in the third-grade reading guarantee for this school year. And John [...]

Fewer Ohio Students Take The SAT

albertogp123 / flickr Three letters have been a rite of passage for many college-bound high schoolers: SAT. And while nationally, the traditional college entrance exam is seeing an increase of test takers, Ohio has experienced the opposite. Roughly 19,000 members of the state’s Class of 2014 took the test– a 16 percent drop compared to [...]

City Club of Cleveland: State of the Cleveland Schools

The City Club of Cleveland was once again host to the State of the Schools address for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. With fewer than three years remaining until the historic 15-mill levy expires, this year’s address by CEO Eric S. Gordon discusses investments that have been made so far and plans for the future, [...]

Cleveland Plan Showing First Signs Of Success, Says Schools CEO Eric Gordon

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Correction: This story originally stated that CEO Gordon did not discuss a bond issue for school construction on the November ballot.  He did indeed discuss it in both his speech and during the Q&A segment.  We regret the error.    Cleveland Schools CEO Eric Gordon called the 2013-2014 school year a “year of disruption that [...]

Teachers And Parents Defend Horizon Science Academies As State Probe Expands

Parents and teachers on Tuesday told the Ohio Board of Education that a recent string of accusations against the Horizon Science Academies is becoming a distraction to student education. Shahrazad Ali, whose grandson is a freshman at the Horizon Science Academy in Cincinnati,went as far as saying that opponents of charter schools are conducting a [...]

How Useful Are The Ohio School Report Cards?

State report cards for school districts and individual schools are out, with yet more changes as the Ohio Department of Education continues to tweak the annual assessment. As with last year, the report cards don’t assign overall grades to districts and schools, but DO give grades in a range of assessment categories. StateImpact Ohio’s Bill [...]

2013-14 Ohio School District Report Cards

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It’s not just students who receive report cards. School districts earn them, too. To calculate the statewide report cards, officials at the Ohio Department of Education look at a wide variety of data from the state’s schools, including how well students perform on state tests, how many students are actually passing those tests, and if [...]

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