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Licking Heights High School freshmen take notes in a World History class taught by Amy Obhof..
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Columbus City Schools no longer has a failing grade from the state. Ohio's largest school district earned a D rating in the latest report cards, a marked improvement from its previous F grade.

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The state school board has sent to lawmakers what they say is a resolution to the problem of changing requirements for getting a high school diploma in Ohio.

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The bad grades for many school districts in the latest round of report cards has upset some parents and school officials. And now they’ve angered a state lawmaker who says he’s writing a bill to change the report cards.

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Ohio’s latest school report cards are out, and the state says achievement is increasing across all subjects and subgroups, with graduation rates also improving. But there are mixed grades for individual districts, and mostly bad ones for charter schools.

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For all the talk about local control of schools, a great deal of education policy comes from the state. And that includes the appraisal of teachers. Most K-12 instructors in Ohio are graded and classified according to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System. That assessment has changed several times since it was written in 2011.

State Board of Education member Tess Elshoff wrote the resolution to create a work group for further study.
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The State Board of Education is holding off plan to enforce strict new graduation requirements for high school students. The change came when local school superintendents said nearly 30 percent of students may not make it.

A former adviser to Republican and Democratic governors has been named Ohio's new state superintendent in a striking unanimous vote by the state board of education.