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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 [...]

2013-14 Ohio School Building Report Cards

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HO JOHN LEE / FLICKR Students aren’t the only ones who get report cards. Schools 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 [...]

State to Release School Report Cards

Schools and school districts across Ohio will find out today how well they did last year in meeting a range of benchmarks. And just as last year, the annual state report cards will not include an overall grade. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year the state did away with designations like “excellent with distinction,” “continuous [...]

When It Comes to School Start Times, How Early Is too Early

mrehan / flickr With the new school year now in full swing across the state, many middle and high school students are getting up at the crack of dawn to make it to school on time – which is often 7:30 a.m. or sooner. But recent research discussed on WCPN’s daily call-in show The Sound [...]

Opponents Of Common Core Make Their Case For Repeal In Legislative Hearing

Three days of hearings opened Monday on a bill that would repeal the set of education standards known as the Common Core. House Bill 597 was introduced over the summer by Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Rep. Andy Thompson (R-Marietta). A previous bill to repeal the standards – House Bill 237, [...]

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