school report cards

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Critics are giving low marks to a study of the state’s school report cards put out by a group of lawmakers. However one big change could come from it.

High school lockers.
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A study by lawmakers of the state’s often-criticized school report cards is due on December 15. As the deadline approaches, Gov. Mike DeWine is signaling that he’d be O.K. with lawmakers once again making changes to that system.

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Columbus City Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon is defending a policy change that would put nearly every third grader on a reading improvement plan. 

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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A classroom at Cleveland's John Hay High School.
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The Ohio Department of Education this week releases report cards for the state’s more than 600 school districts. The grades comes as a Republican lawmaker continues pushing a bill to, once again, overhaul the report card system.

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The debate over Ohio’s school report cards continues in Columbus this week as state Board of Education members consider a recommendation to make even more changes to the grades.