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State Takeover Begins in Lorain; Cleveland Schools Granted Exemption

The state’s top education official was in Northeast Ohio today to announce the fate of two local school districts: Cleveland and Lorain. Both were slated for state takeovers following years of poor academic performance, but the state will only take over only one district. After years of getting Fs on its state report cards and failing to [...]

State Takeover of Cleveland, Lorain Schools Begins

Late last week the Ohio Department of Education sent letters to Cleveland and Lorain School Districts, informing them that their failing grades have landed them in a state takeovers. According to Ohio law, if a district is in academic emergency and fails to make progress for four or more years, the Department of Education must take over [...]

The Whoo-Hoo and the Whu-Oh in the 2012 Ohio School Report Card Release

Lisa / Flickr The release of school report cards today shows Ohio has more schools getting top grades from the state than in past years. Sixty-three percent of all school districts got the equivalent of an A or A+ from the state this year, compared to 58 last year. Woo-hoo? Maybe not.

Teach for America Plans Expansion to Cleveland, Cincinnati Areas

This fall, as many as 100 Teach for America members could be working in Ohio schools. Teach for America places recent college graduates, many from elite colleges, into high-poverty classrooms across America. Mike Wang leads Teach for America’s efforts to expand in Ohio. He says the group’s focus now is on identifying school districts and [...]

Lorain Superintendent Pulls out of Atlanta Search After Cheating Scandal

Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson has withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next Atlanta public schools superintendent, the Morning Journal reports. She had been one of two finalists. Her withdrawal comes as an investigative report released this week found that cheating on state standardized tests had permeated every level of the Atlanta Public School [...]

Reasons to Cheat: Widespread Cheating at Atlanta Public Schools

An investigative report released this week by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal found unethical behavior across every level of the Atlanta Public School system: Thousands of school children were harmed by widespread cheating in the Atlanta Public School System (APS). In 30 schools, educators confessed to cheating. We found cheating on 2009 [state standardized tests] in [...]

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