Ohio districts respond to “Prepared for Success” grades

The Ohio school report cards are designed to give parents, educators and policymakers information about the performances of districts and schools and celebrate success.  So when most Ohio schools received poor grades in the “Prepared for Success” category, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Without a requirement from the federal government, the Ohio Department of Education has created the “Prepared for Success” category to the school report card. The 2018 report cards revealed that just nine of 608 school districts in Ohio received an A in the “Prepared for Success” section. Out of the 608 districts, 520 of them received either a D or an F, implying that Ohio students are

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School funding makes May 4 education difficult in local districts

By Katie Nix Forty-five years ago, the identity of the Kent community was changed forever when Ohio National Guardsmen fired into a crowd of protesting students and passersby. After four Kent State students were killed and nine were wounded, the events became known as May 4, branding the university and surrounding community for years to come. May 4 in local schools However, local children aren’t always educated about the events and their effects. “Our teachers wish they could do more but because of what the standards require in terms of time, there’s only so much that we can do,” said Karen Rumley, Kent City Schools director of instructional program. Rumley

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Ohio Changes Graduation Requirements

ANCHOR INTRO The Ohio Department of Education recently passed Ohio House Bill 487, which established new requirements for earning a high school diploma in Ohio. This bill changes the graduation qualifications for this year’s freshman and beyond. Reporter Sarah Bergert tells you why Kent City Schools embraces this change as a positive one. TAG Ohio schools are incorporating the new requirements into this year’s curriculum, and state decision makers are still working on further details of the bill.  STORY Starting with the class of 2018, each student will take seven different exams required by the state throughout his or her high school career. The seven different exams will be broken up between four

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Student-Athletes benefit as Theodore Roosevelt High School joins Suburban League

The Kent City School District has a sports rivalry with the Ravenna School District that’s built to last a century, literally. But Kent’s recent decision to switch conferences could change everything about the future of this feud. Alyssa Morlacci and Gabriel Kramer spoke with athletic directors, administrators and athletes about how the change could sabotage the locally famous rivalry, but also about the benefits the decision will make for students. [rpavideo caption = “Despite winning a district championship this season, the Kent Roosevelt girls golf team has never had the chance to compete for a conference title. That will change when Roosevelt High School joins the Suburban League. TV2’s Gabriel

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Ohio reading standard threatens retentions

The “Third Grade Reading Guarantee” is in effect this school year. In this video, TV2 Reporter Jen Bellissimo reports how a teacher and parent approach the test with students. In her story, Drew Parker covers the affects of retention on students and schools. [rpavideo width = “600” caption = “In this video, TV2 Reporter Jen Bellissimo reports on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.”]RPA_03_Bellissimo[/rpavideo] Story by Drew Parker KENT, OHIO– Third graders across Ohio will be tested for reading comprehension this October. Known as the “Third Grade Reading Guarantee,” the state has adopted a new policy in which any child not reading at a third grade level by the end of

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