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Most Central Ohio School Districts Fare Poorly In Latest State Report Cards

Fifteen of 19 Columbus area school districts got F grades in the state's latest school report cards for academic achievement gaps. More than two thirds got A's for graduation rates. Whitehall schools got a D and Columbus City Schools got an F for graduation rates. No Franklin County school district got an A on academic achievement. Whitehall and Columbus got F's while Bexley, Dublin, Grandview Heights, New Albany-Plain Local, Olentangy and Upper Arlington schools got B's. Districts that got F's on K-3 literacy are Columbus, Groveport Madison, Hamilton Local, Licking Heights, South-Western City and Whitehall. 50 charter schools, including the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, earned F's across the board. Most Ohio schools got mediocre or failing grades, while 15 percent got A's or B's. The grades are posted on the Ohio Department of Education's website: http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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