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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, [...]

More Than 300 Cleveland School Kids Repeating Third Grade

Cleveland schools opened for their first day of the year with 324 kids required to repeat the third grade.  That’s more than 7 times the number of third graders held back in 2013. The large number stems from students’ failure to meet the state’s new third grade reading guarantee that went into effect. just this [...]

Ohio Department of Education Releases Revised Report Cards

JESSFLICKR / FLICKR The Ohio Department of Education has recalculated report cards in five school districts after correcting for errors resulting from improper data tampering. More than 100 revisions were made to 2012 and 2013 school report cards in the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Southern Ohio’s Northridge Local school districts. All four were cited for [...]

Ohio Receives nearly $350,000 to Defray AP Exam Costs

Ohio is among 40 states receiving a cut of more than 28 million dollars in federal money to help low income students pay for advanced placement exams. Students who take AP courses in high school earn college credit if they score well on the exam.  And that can reduce the time and cost required to [...]

State School Report Cards’ Release Date Gets Delayed

MARSMET TALLAHASSEE / FLICKR Bad weather meant cancellations. Cancellations meant the department state officials had to extend the spring testing window, and in turn, that pushed back the issue of statewide school report cards. Typically, the department issues report cards in August, but this year they won’t be accessible until mid-September. The reports grade schools [...]

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