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Ohio's new report cards are out, but hard to find
Other headlines: Another home-rule argument, NSA protest, apple crop
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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In The Region:
  • Ohio report cards show overall drop measured by tougher standards
  • Another home-rule case for Cleveland
  • NSA protest planned for Saturday
  • Bigger, better apples? 
  • Ohio report cards show overall drop measured by tougher standards
    Ohio's top public schools official says none of the more than 600 districts and hundreds of charter schools in the state received all As on Ohio's new report cards. Then again none received all Fs.

    Superintendent Richard Ross told reporters ahead of today’s release of the new grades that districts fell at all points on the tougher scale. The new A-F system replaces the six-tier assessments that ranged from "excellent with distinction" to “academic emergency.”

    The new report cards rate schools in the first nine of 18 performance criteria, most measured by proficiency tests. Districts and buildings won't receive overall letter grades until 2015.

    The Ohio Department of Education released the data on an interactive website, but the site was not working through noon today.
    If you want to give it a try, here's the link:http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx# 

    Another home-rule case for Cleveland
    The Ohio Supreme Court is considering another attempt by the state to limit city home-rule, this one tied to a Cleveland law that regulates tow-truck operators.

    The state argued before the high court this week that state law regulates towing companies and local ordinances  would be chaotic for drivers who work across city lines. But the city says Cleveland has a right self-rule as long as its laws don’t contradict state laws – and an appeals court has agreed.

    Cleveland law requires tow trucks to have phone numbers on their sides and prohibits them from responding “en mass” to accidents. Cleveland has lost several other arguments about home rule, including residency requirements and gun laws.

    NSA protest planned for Saturday
    Groups objecting to National Security Administration surveillance plan a protest in Cleveland Saturday to try to pressure  the Ohio congressional delegation to help shut it down.

    A House bill to curb NSA powers fell a dozen votes short two weeks ago, and Northeast Ohio Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Dave Joyce were among those voting no. The protest will begin at noon on Cleveland’s Public Square.

    Bigger, better apples? 
    Growers say Ohio's 2013 apple crop is shaping up to be much better than last year, when spring frosts, summer drought and other weather extremes took a big bite out of the available crop. Ohio Fruit Growers Marketing Association president Bill Dodd tells The News Journal that warm days and cool nights this month have helped sweeten the fruit and make it larger, giving farmers hope for a strong harvest.

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