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State releases report cards for area schools


The Ohio Department of Education released its revamped report card system today that gives parents a glimpse on how well each school district is preparing their children.

The news system ranking buildings and districts sets new, often tougher performance criteria and replaces such labels as “Excellent” and “Continuous Improvement” with more familiar letter grades.

The 2013 report cards feature letter grades in the first nine graded performance measures, said Ohio Department of Education spokesman John Charlton. Districts and school buildings won’t be given overall grades under the new system until August 2015.



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