It's spring break week for Toledo Public School students, but that doesn't mean they're forgetting about their school work.
A growing number of northwest schools are drug testing students in hopes of curbing student drug use. Public schools in Carey are now being added to that list.
Waterloo Elementary in Monroe is one of 12 finalists in the Bridgestone Fuel the Cause Transformation contest.
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has launched a new program designed to improve the early literacy skills of area preschool children.
Currently, the Patrick Henry School District operates out of four buildings -- and two of them are more than 80 years old. The district is hoping to renovate and expand their high school and middle school buildings into a K-12 campus.
All Washington Local Schools students were released from classes early on Thursday. It was all to get ready for a night in the district that only occurs every other year.
Enrollment is down at a time when a non-traditional school is desperately needed in Toledo and Lucas County. Open for just over 10 years, Polly Fox Academy is an alternative high school for pregnant teens and young moms.
Eastwood school officials are still in the design process. They're working to figure out how and when is the best time to rebuild an administration building and bus garage destroyed by fire in January.
Lucky and Pemberville Elementary Schools are nearly 90 and 80 years old respectively. The district recently floated a plan to close both buildings and build a new elementary school at the site of Eastwood High School and Middle School in Pemberville.
Toledo Public School students are bringing a big workload home with them this week.
After TPS announced its decision about how it will make up calamity days, some parents were left confused about graduation times. So the district explained how graduations will be handled this year.
This winter, many schools in the area saw snow day after snow day. With TPS using double-digits, Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant laid out the district's plan to make up the time.
With state-wide testing coming for many Ohio students, local heath care workers offering tips to help children deal with the stress.
Students in Findlay City Schools will not have to attend school on Saturdays or take home assignments to make up days missed due to winter weather. The superintendent announced his decision Tuesday morning.
The Student Government at Waite High School set a goal this year to raise $10 thousand for Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, and they've already topped that goal.
After eight years leading the university, and another three as head of the former Medical University of Ohio, Dr. Lloyd Jacobs announced Friday that he will step aside as UT's president effective June 30, 2015.
The Springfield School District is choosing to withdraw its $3.9 million operating levy from the May ballot, meaning voters will not need to decide whether to support or oppose it.
BGSU has unveiled a new look for airplanes in the fleet, along with architectural renderings of the facility that will become home to its aviation program.
Two Wood County school districts are putting very different plans into action to solve the problem of excess snow days.
Weather closed Springfield Schools 14 days this winter. Administrators were waiting for a decision from the state as to how many calamity days would be added, but it still was not enough.
PENTA Career Center opened its doors to 2,400 eighth grade students on Wednesday, giving them a glimpse at the career training the center offers.
Many people in the area are in need of education to learn how to organize their money. The Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is offering a free program to help them do just that.
Sylvania school leaders met with parents Wednesday to discuss what the district could do to make up four calamity days.
Oregon City Schools has canceled school 17 times this school year. To blame for the cancellations are a myriad of weather events, including a tornado, fog and of course snow and cold.
As the school year winds down, local school districts are still recovering from our very long, cold and snowy winter. The decision on how to make up missed school days has been long awaited.
Sylvania City Schools kicked off its push for a levy renewal with a pep rally-like event on Tuesday.
Monroe Public Schools has canceled school 15 times so far this school year because of weather. All those snow days have forced the district to extend the school year.
While the debate continues among Ohio legislators to extend the number of calamity days allowed to schools this year, a Michigan district has extended their school year to make up for missed days.
Bowling Green schools have used 17 calamity days so far this school year.
There have been a lot of empty desks and classrooms lately and many schools gained another day off this week. The big question school officials are asking is how will they make up for the missed time?
Receiving online or text message notifications that classes have been canceled for the day this year has been common. Thursday morning however, Toledo parents felt that call came in dangerously late.
The Ohio legislature on Wednesday passed a measure that would allow Ohio schools to earn up to 4 extra calamity days because of the harsh winter weather.
Parents in Tiffin City Schools who have special needs children of pre-school age send their kids to the Family Learning Center located in the Sentinal Building in Tiffin.
The annual Ohio Graduation Test started on Monday across the state for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Toledo Public School officials say preparations for the test this year have been different due to the brutal winter.
Ohio school districts are allowed five calamity days each year. Toledo Public Schools has canceled school 12 times this year because of weather.
With all the canceled school days this year due to the weather, it may seem like students are going to be in school all summer.
Northwood Elementary students know all too well the wreckage severe weather can cause. Their school was constructed in 1938 and administrators say it could be safer.
The Ohio House of Representatives voted down an amendment to add extra calamity days for Ohio school districts in a Wednesday afternoon vote.
State lawmakers are hung up over how many extra calamity days to give Ohio schools this year after hazardous winter weather.
One Penta teacher could be terminated because of inappropriate communication with students.
Toledo Public School is canceling several scheduled two-hour delays because of the weather.
Ohio students, teachers, administrators and parents will have to wait at least another week to learn when summer break will begin.
Tuition at Owens Community College could be on the rise. Trustees are discussing tacking on more money to the price of admission.
Nearly four dozen students could be going to a new school next year in Maumee. School officials are considering redistricting due to overcrowding at an elementary school.
Most districts have exceeded calamity days, which means students have been unable to fully prepare for the Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Test.
Have you seen Disney's Frozen? The unique fairy tale has captured the heart of millions and one Toledo school made a video spoof featuring one of its beloved songs.
It's on the minds of every parent and student in the area: Will there be school tomorrow? The answer isn't always easy.
The Bowling Green City School District has already canceled school 11 times this year because of snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures.
It's been a real nightmare season for athletic directors in Toledo Public Schools.
One basketball game after another has been postponed then re-scheduled because of the nasty weather.
I saw that Governor Kasich is pushing to expand the number of weather-triggered calamity days for public schools in Ohio.
A proposal to let school districts take up to four additional weather-related days off this year has cleared an Ohio House committee.
Dr. Romules Durant, superintendent for Toledo Public Schools, held a press conference Wednesday morning to introduce the district's plan to make up school days lost due to inclement weather.
Many schools in the area have exceeded the amount of snow days allowed, and are now searching for options to make up the time lost.
Very cold temperatures have returned to the area, and the forecast is calling for even more cold weather next week. Those temperatures play a role in the decision local school districts make on whether or not to cancel classes.
Bullies plague almost every school, but in Perrysburg, Toth Elementary School students are learning new tools on how to stand up to them.
At a meeting Tuesday night, the Northwood School District opened the floor to community members to see if they should try another levy, after November's failed by two votes.
On Monday, the Perrysburg Board of Education voted to approve the Perrysburg Educational Association contract, Administrative Compensation Plan, as well as contracts for the superintendent and treasurer.
Sylvania City Schools are making some changes to their buildings that could save them hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
Toledo Public Schools will now be partnering with several outside organizations to help struggling students. Services provided will range from emotional support systems to providing extra after-school activities.
Friday was a day of protest at Bowling Green State University, not by students, but by unionized faculty members.
A local community is coming together to find ways to improve their school facilities.
A day after the Toledo Public School Board decided to drop the word "interim" from Superintendent Dr. Romulus Durant's name; parents say they're happy with the decision.
The Toledo Public School Board voted Tuesday night to offer Interim Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant a three-year contract extension.
Toledo Public Schools has received a SOAR Award from Battelle for Kids, which acknowledges the district's improved impact on its students' academic progress.
The Tiffin Local Schools district is working toward making it safe for their students to walk to school without costing taxpayers any money.
A $5 million program aimed at keeping Wood County students safe at school and at home will run out of money next summer if something isn't done to save it.
Voters across Ohio approved 116 of 192 school tax issues during the Nov. 5 general election.
Students' academic performances can be determined by their behavior, which is why Wayne Trail Elementary School has put a program in place to curb bad behavior.
A survey is under way at the University of Toledo, asking students how they feel about the current smoking policy. If students are in favor of a ban, leaders say they will draft legislation to present to university officials.
Maumee's Fairfield Elementary School was one of 37 schools statewide to receive the Schools Promise award, recognizing solid achievement in reading and math, while serving economically-disadvantaged students.
The mayor of Tiffin wants to give the city a new image as a "college town." While there are two universities in the area, leaders say there is no real interaction or connection between them and the local community.
As part of Lourdes University's master plan, the institution has accumulated 10 acres over the past six years, and finally broke ground on the first phase of its mid-campus expansion Tuesday.
Attendance is critical for Rossford this week, as officials say this "Count Week" puts the future of the district at stake.
Joy Semelka received the Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award through KinderCare. She had no idea that parents of students, along with her co-workers, had nominated her for the award.
Wednesday was a big day for school districts in Michigan. Oct. 2 is the state's fall count day.
New plans are in the works for Toledo Public Schools and the Head Start program: TPS wants a citywide preschool program.
Toledo Public Schools will host its third annual College Night 2013 at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus Wednesday night.
Most college students are back in school. But before you send them that item on their "must have" list, consumer experts say there are some things you should never buy.
Three more Toledo schools are receiving grant money to help students.
If you have a son or daughter in high school, you're probably saving up for college and getting nervous about those big bills on the way. You may not realize those bills start the year before college, when your child is a high school senior.
Bus safety is something Sylvania school leaders say the district takes very seriously.
Sylvania students are moving into the digital world with a new initiative that's underway at Sylvania City Schools.
Students and teachers at Blissfield High School had to deal with the high temperatures Tuesday. The older building has no air conditioning.
Adrian College has moved up in U.S. News and World Report's rankings as a "Regional Top College" for the third consecutive year. It has also landed on the list of "Best Value Schools."
Enrollment is down this fall at Lourdes University, but leaders say they are growing in other ways.
Enrollment is up at the two major colleges in Lenawee County. Both Sienna Heights University and Adrian College say they have more students on campus this year.
The kids are back at school, which means they'll be coming home with work to do. Homework stresses lots of kids, but it doesn't have to be such an emotional burden every night.
The Ottawa Hills school district has implemented a new buzz-in system at the school buildings for increased security.
College students everywhere are heading back to school. If you're a parent who just wrote a tuition check, you've probably sighed relief because you think you're set for a while. But be aware, extra fees are about to hit.
An effort by Toledo Public Schools is under way to bring students and senior citizens in the area together.
As Napoleon students head back to school, district leaders are preparing for a major construction project.
Toledo Public Schools is teaming up with the Toledo Police Department to make sure this school year is a safe one.
Northview High School is offering a new program online that makes it easier for parents and students to keep up with classroom assignments.
Perrysburg parents won't see As and Bs on elementary students' report cards anymore.
Safety is a top priority for Sylvania Schools. They had their first of four ALICE training sessions Wednesday afternoon.
Maumee High School students have new technology to use this year. A new policy allows students to bring in their own smart phone devices to be used alongside curriculum.
As Toledo Public Schools students prepare to head back to class Tuesday morning, there is excitement and worry about how the district is performing.
It's a brand new school year, and some students are roaming the halls of brand new buildings at a couple Toledo schools.
The doors are opening Monday night at a number of Toledo Public Schools to give students and parents a chance to feel more prepared for the new school year.
School accountability reports are being released by the Michigan Department of Education, and Adrian High School saw a dramatic improvement in their score.
They're still waiting on final enrollment numbers, but numbers for the first year experience program at Lourdes University continue to rise.
This year's freshman class is unlike any other in the history of Bowling Green State University. They have the strongest academic background in the university's history.
Aging buildings and a lack of space are prompting leaders at Liberty Center Schools to look to the future. They want to build a new facility, but want to hear from residents first.
Terra State Community College students with aspirations of pursuing a bachelor's degree now will be able to continue their academic pursuits near home through Ohio University, after the two schools signed a partnership agreement this month.
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.
Students head back to class Monday at Frank Elementary School in Perrysburg, and fifth-graders are in for some big changes.
Perrysburg students are in for a treat this school year. They'll have the latest forms of technology right in the classroom.
Parents and students in the Springfield district will notice a new traffic route when heading back to class this week.
School is back in session for Oregon students, and Wednesday was the first day of school for new Superintendent Dr. Lonny Rivera, too.
This school year, some local students will see their school resource officers in more places than just the halls; they will also see them on the web.
Summer vacation is officially over for students in Oregon, but there is concern among some parents about new bus schedules.
Students at Sylvania Schools will be going through new drills during their first week of school this year.
Sylvania Police want motorists to use extra caution as students head back to school.
With the new school year starting, most families are preparing their students with school supplies and new clothes, but some struggling families might not even be able to afford the basic needs for their kids.
Toledo Public Schools has a new partnership with TARTA. It will now house 24 of its buses at the main TARTA garage on Central Avenue.
When you move into a college dorm room, you accept certain limitations when it comes to your available living space. For gamers, that means you need to get a little creative in order to turn your room into the gamer cave you need to help you unwind between classes.
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Even though administrative leaders say it is a challenging time for districts across the state, Springfield Local Schools will place 2.9 mill operating levy on the November ballot.
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Look up the reports for these districts and or call your school district to see your child's school bus violations.
The editorial last week that took issue with Governor Kasich's plan to add calamity days and not extend the school year received a lot of attention.