Some Democrats and critics of the state's school district grade cards say they should have never been released this year since the test used to formula those grades has since been scrapped. But not everyone agrees.
Last year, frustrated parents spurred a movement by pulling their kids out of the annual standardized tests. That movement has prompted state education officials to release more information with this year’s school report cards.
Each year, the state of Ohio honors the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an oratory contest for kids around the state. And just before the day named for him, the winners come to a downtown Columbus church to perform their essays.
School districts around the state have been charging fees on kids in sports, music and theatre programs and other activities for years. But some state officials are now raising questions about whether “pay to play” fees are playing fair.
Despite a new test measuring what a student has learned over the course of a school year -- a new study shows there’s still a big achievement gap between low-income school districts and wealthier ones.
Soon after lawmakers passed charter school reform laws, advocates for traditional public schools started suggesting changes in the funding system. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- charter school experts have some thoughts on that.