Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:35 PM EST2013-12-10 20:35:13 GMT
Police in Midland say four people have been arrested in connection to the theft of $5,000 in goods, including two shopping carts, from the Kohl's retail store in Midland. Authorities said the theft happenedMore >
Police in Midland say four people have been arrested in connection to the theft of $5,000 in goods, including two shopping carts, from the Kohl's retail store in Midland.More >
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(WABC/CNN) - Remember the waitress in New Jersey who said a customer didn't tip her because she was gay? Well, she doesn't have a job anymore. The restaurant, Gallop Asian Bistro, said it made a "jointMore >
Remember the waitress in New Jersey who said a customer didn't tip her because she was gay? Well, she doesn't have a job anymore.More >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night. More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children. That's why we separated, and we separated back in November," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night.More >
Residents of a Maumee Apartment complex say they never expected a body to be found in the pond at the complex, but that is exactly what happened over the weekend.More >
(Toledo News Now) -
The state of Ohio has released report cards for the first time since instating the 'A' through 'F' grading system.
The new system ranks buildings and districts, sets new performance criteria and replaces labels, such as "excellent" and "continuous improvement."
The next generation of assessments has begun and more is planned through 2016, according to a timeline on the Ohio Department of Education's website.
According to the department, the following categories will be graded:
1. Achievement: How a school or district's academic achievement compares to national standards
2. Progress: Average annual improvement of each student (whether a student gained more or less knowledge and skills over the course of a year)
3. Gap Closing: Progress made in narrowing gaps in reading, math and graduation rate among students, according to socioeconomic, racial, ethnic or disability status
4. Graduation Rate: Percentage of students who graduate in four or five years after entering ninth grade
5. K-3 Literacy: Improvements in reading for students in kindergarten through third grade
6. Prepared for Success: How ready high school graduates are for college or a career
Many schools are bracing for the worst. If the new system would have been in place last year, some schools would have received 'A's, while others would have received 'F's.
At first glance, two 'A's, one 'B,' one 'D,' and four 'F's may look terrible, but TPS Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant says it's not as bad as it seems. In the achievement category, the district received a 'D' in its performance index and an 'F' in 'indicators met.'
Progress made with math and reading (for students in grades four through eight) received an 'F' overall, but gifted students earned a 'B.' TPS students in the lowest 20 percent of achievement statewide earned an 'A' for progress with math and reading, and students with disabilities earned an 'A.'
TPS received an 'F' in the gap closing category, as well as in the category of graduation rates for four-year and five-year students.
Despite a batch of mixed reviews, Durant says the district has actually improved.
"In the areas of graduation, the areas have went up. If you look at our reading proficiency, in nine areas we went up," said Durant.
Even though the district has made improvements, Durant says he's not satisfied with the results. His goal is for the district to have all 'A's.
"It's going to take a collective solution. That every child from the birth age, that every child by the time of 9 months, the achievement gap can be looked at. Instead of waiting until the students are 6 or 7 years old and are in our doors and it's too late," said Durant.