Ohio schools

Cordray and President Obama

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, September 14:

  • Ohio school districts mostly average in report card rankings;
  • Obama rallies Ohioans to vote;
  • Auditor reports multiple errors in medical marijuana growing selections;
  • About 100 people to become U.S. citizens this weekend
  • Thousands of Ohio schools respond to survey on safety measures;

Ohio school districts mostly average in report card rankings

photo of Gov. John Kasich

A new bill signed into law by Gov. John Kasich is changing the way teachers are evaluated in Ohio.

A union representing some teachers says The Public School Deregulation Act is a move in the right direction.

State Rep. Andrew Brenner

One state lawmaker says 2017 was a year of transition for Ohio’s education system.

Rep. Andrew Brenner says while there might not have been any sweeping education reforms passed at the Statehouse this year, lawmakers still made progress.

School desks

A new study shows the graduation rates of Ohio’s traditional public schools are much better than those of charter schools.

The study shows even when excluding dropout-recovery schools, the four-year graduation rate of charter schools in Ohio is just under 45 percent, faring worse than public schools in Ohio’s six largest cities. Schools in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Akron and Toledo graduated 73 percent of their students.

Akron Schools psychologists and psychiatrists will work with victim assistance counselors to help students.
Tim Rudell / WKSU

More than half of Ohio’s schools ring their first bell before 8 a.m. But a new study shows, if that time was pushed back by as much as half an hour, it could make a positive impact on the state’s economy.