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Head Start recruitment fair going until Thursday for TPS

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Parents in Toledo are getting a head start on the upcoming school year at the former DeVilbiss High School.

Tiffin receives $220K Safe Routes to School grant

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The money will go toward sidewalk improvements, crosswalk upkeep and new crosswalk signs. An additional $30,000 is going toward educational programs for the students, like Safety City.

STRIVE programs helps students get diplomas Video included

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A Toledo Police Officer is working double duty and helping a lot of people along the way.

TPS creates plan to make students college ready Video included

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Toledo Public Schools has announced more of its strategic plan, which superintendent Dr. Romules Durant says will continue to roll out for years to come.

ONLY ON: UT partners with Detroit Lions to attract more MI students Video included

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Teaming up with the Lions is another high-profile way UT is working to close the gap between Toledo and Michigan's largest city, blurring the state border and erasing the perception of distance between two cities less than 60 miles apart.

Lourdes University offers virtual tour of expansion project

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Lourdes University has created a virtual tour showing phase 1 of its mid-campus expansion. The school president expects the project to be complete mid-August.

TPS holds job fair to fill more than 75 positions

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Toledo Public Schools is holding a job fair to fill more than 75 positions, including bus drivers, teachers and substitute teachers, food service workers and intervention specialists.

Four teachers in Rossford School District are losing employment due to finances

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At this time we don't know which teachers are being laid off, but we do know that two of the teachers work in kindergarten through third grade, one works in fourth through ninth grades and the other is a high school teacher.

Catholic schools to implement blended learning techniques

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Starting next year, Cardinal Stritch High School will implement a new program to pinpoint learning abilities so students can work at their own pace and skill levels.

Oregon Schools asking for community input, opinion

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School district officials are asking Oregon parents, students, business owners and city leaders to fill out a survey to help determine the areas the district will focus on for the next three years.

Whitmer High recognized as Purple Heart School for veteran projects

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Whitmer has become the first high school in the country to be named a Purple Heart High School. The ceremony recognized students and faculty. This high honor comes from the many hours spent volunteering on veteran related projects.

Levy votes may gain a new Perrysburg school

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The growing number of students in each grade is a constant problem at Perrysburg schools. Now school officials say they have a permanent fix in mind.

Wayne Trail Elementary implements looping to build teacher and student relationships

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One Maumee school is implementing a new way to build relationships between teachers and students. Beginning next year, fifth grade students at Wayne Trail Elementary School will have the same teacher they had in the fourth grade.

Scott High School announces new curriculum partnership with WTOL 11 Video included

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Toledo Public Schools is partnering up with WTOL 11 for some exciting new curriculum. Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant made the announcement Monday May 5 morning. Beginning next school year students will work with WTOL to produce live news segments in Your Day.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Perrysburg, Ottawa Hills among best high schools in Ohio Video included

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Two northwest Ohio high schools were named some of the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday.

Toledo Public Schools schedules change due to snow days

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Confusion surrounding transportation and breakfast for Toledo Public School students is resolved. The changes to the school schedule begin Thursday April 24.

Parents circulating petition to remove Tiffin superintendent

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A group of angry parents want the superintendent of Tiffin City Schools removed from her position and have started circulating a petition.

Carroll school building transforming into family center

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A $15,000 purchase is finally being put to use in Carroll Township. Trustees are ironing out plans for the old Carroll school building.

Realtors inform how school levies impact home values

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Your stance on school levies could affect more than just your taxes. Community members who feel that the Northwood School Levy doesn't apply to them because they don't have children of school age should think again. Realtors say it could affect how much your homes are worth.

Relocation of Toledo charter school provides more space, less crime

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One East Toledo charter school is moving and their new location will allow more students and help reduce community crime. Broken windows at the future site of the L. Hollingworth School for the Talented and Gifted are being replaced with new ones, helping to bring new life to the community eye-sore.

North Central hoping to build new high school Video included

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The North Central School District is hoping to move operations of their high school into a brand new building, but they'll need help from voters to make it happen.

Community backs 11.9 mill levy for Springfield schools Video included

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Springfield Local Schools held a public forum to help plan for a new tax levy Wednesday night. With hundreds in attendance, 34 percent supported the biggest levy, costing taxpayers $416 a year.

TPS students get help with Blizzard Bags at Boys and Girls Clubs Video included

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It's spring break week for Toledo Public School students, but that doesn't mean they're forgetting about their school work.

Carey to begin drug testing athletes, students in clubs Video included

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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.

Monroe School in running for desperately needed playground upgrade

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Waterloo Elementary in Monroe is one of 12 finalists in the Bridgestone Fuel the Cause Transformation contest.

Toledo Public Library launches literacy initiative

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The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has launched a new program designed to improve the early literacy skills of area preschool children.

Patrick Henry adding levy to consolidate school buildings

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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.

Washington Local holds 'Kids in Action' night

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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.

TPS charter school for pregnant teens, young mothers looking to expand enrollment

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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 still planning to replace administration building, bus garage

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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.

Plan to build new Eastwood elementary draws criticism

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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.

TPS High Schools sending home Blizzard Bags

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Toledo Public School students are bringing a big workload home with them this week.

TPS reschedules 2 high school graduations

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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.

TPS finalizes calamity day plan

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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.

Help kids deal with stress of school testing

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With state-wide testing coming for many Ohio students, local heath care workers offering tips to help children deal with the stress.

Findlay adds an hour to 11 school days as calamity day plan

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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.

Waite students raise thousands for Honor Flight Northwest Ohio

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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.

UT president to step down in June 2015

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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.

Springfield Schools withdrawing levy from May ballot

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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 unveils plans for new aviation facility

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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.

Wood County districts solve snow day issue in different ways

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Two Wood County school districts are putting very different plans into action to solve the problem of excess snow days.

Springfield Schools announce calamity day make-up plans

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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.  

Jr. High students explore future careers at PENTA

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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.

Financial education now available through Catholic Charities

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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 schools contemplate options for calamity days

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Sylvania school leaders met with parents Wednesday to discuss what the district could do to make up four calamity days.

Oregon extends school day, adds days to school year

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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.

Perrysburg schools to extend school year

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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 Schools kicks off levy campaign

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Sylvania City Schools kicked off its push for a levy renewal with a pep rally-like event on Tuesday.

Monroe schools extends school year due to snow days

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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.

Bedford Schools will go until June 17 due to missed days

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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.

BG school board to discuss calamity days

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Bowling Green schools have used 17 calamity days so far this school year.

Michigan schools decide how to make up calamity days

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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?

Parents asking why Toledo Public Schools kept them waiting all morning

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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.

TPS, Sylvania glad to get extra calamity days

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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.

Tiffin City Schools votes to take over special ed program for 2015 - 2016 school year

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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.

Snow day could delay Ohio Graduation Testing

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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.

TPS could avoid extending school year if state gives extra days

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Ohio school districts are allowed five calamity days each year. Toledo Public Schools has canceled school 12 times this year because of weather.

Lenawee Co. school district considers year-round school

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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.

School administrators say building lacks safety, security

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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.

Ohio House of Representatives votes down bill for extra calamity days

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The Ohio House of Representatives voted down an amendment to add extra calamity days for Ohio school districts in a Wednesday afternoon vote.

Ohio House, Senate disagree on extra snow days for schools

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State lawmakers are hung up over how many extra calamity days to give Ohio schools this year after hazardous winter weather.

Teacher faces termination over 'inappropriate and unprofessional' actions

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One Penta teacher could be terminated because of inappropriate communication with students.

TPS cancels 4 planned 2-hour delays, will hold full school days

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Toledo Public School is canceling several scheduled two-hour delays because of the weather.

Ohio House delays vote on calamity days

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Ohio students, teachers, administrators and parents will have to wait at least another week to learn when summer break will begin.

Owens Community College tuition could increase

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Tuition at Owens Community College could be on the rise. Trustees are discussing tacking on more money to the price of admission.

45 students affected by possible Maumee redistricting

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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.

Extra snow days hinder student preparation for state tests

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Most districts have exceeded calamity days, which means students have been unable to fully prepare for the Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Test.

VIRAL VIDEO: Lonely school mascot parodies 'Frozen' song

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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.

District leaders weigh options for school after storm

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It's on the minds of every parent and student in the area: Will there be school tomorrow? The answer isn't always easy.

BG schools getting creative to avoid extending school year

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The Bowling Green City School District has already canceled school 11 times this year because of snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures.

Snow days make mess of high school basketball schedule

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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.

EDITORIAL: Ohio schools should make up missed days

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I saw that Governor Kasich is pushing to expand the number of weather-triggered calamity days for public schools in Ohio.

Proposal for extra school calamity days clears first hurdle

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A proposal to let school districts take up to four additional weather-related days off this year has cleared an Ohio House committee.

TPS creates take-home assignments to make up lost time

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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.

OH schools, legislators fight for more calamity days

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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.

Should schools close for extreme cold?

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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.

Perrysburg students learn new tool to fight bullying

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Bullies plague almost every school, but in Perrysburg, Toth Elementary School students are learning new tools on how to stand up to them.

Northwood Schools considering levy for May ballot, after November's failed

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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.

Perrysburg School Board approves teacher contracts, compensation plan

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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 Schools upgrading to save energy, money

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Sylvania City Schools are making some changes to their buildings that could save them hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

'Partners with a Purpose' to help struggling TPS students

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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.

BGSU faculty members protest cuts

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Friday was a day of protest at Bowling Green State University, not by students, but by unionized faculty members.

Liberty Center Schools looking to community for upgrade

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A local community is coming together to find ways to improve their school facilities.

Parents happy with decision to drop interim from Durant’s title

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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.

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TPS board votes to extend Durant's contract

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The Toledo Public School Board voted Tuesday night to offer Interim Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant a three-year contract extension.

TPS receives SOAR Award for student academic progress

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Toledo Public Schools has received a SOAR Award from Battelle for Kids, which acknowledges the district's improved impact on its students' academic progress.

Tiffin Schools apply for grant for safe routes to school

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The Tiffin Local Schools district is working toward making it safe for their students to walk to school without costing taxpayers any money.

Wood County student safety program needs funding

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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.

60% of OH school tax issues pass

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Voters across Ohio approved 116 of 192 school tax issues during the Nov. 5 general election.

Maumee school implements program to curb bad behavior

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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.

UT surveys students on potential smoking ban

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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 elementary school receives award in reading and math

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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.

Mayor wants to revamp Tiffin into 'college town'

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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.

Lourdes University's mid-campus expansion under way

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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.

State funding at stake in Rossford's Count Week

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Attendance is critical for Rossford this week, as officials say this "Count Week" puts the future of the district at stake.

KinderCare teacher surprised with $10,000 award on Your Day Video included

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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.

Oct. 2 determines funding for Michigan schools

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Wednesday was a big day for school districts in Michigan. Oct. 2 is the state's fall count day.

TPS looks to take over Head Start program

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New plans are in the works for Toledo Public Schools and the Head Start program: TPS wants a citywide preschool program.

TPS hosting College Night at UT Wednesday

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Toledo Public Schools will host its third annual College Night 2013 at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus Wednesday night.

Don't Waste Your Money: What not to buy a college student

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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.

Community learning centers opening in three TPS elementaries

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Three more Toledo schools are receiving grant money to help students.

Don't Waste Your Money: The cost of high school's senior year

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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.

Sylvania Schools focus on bus safety training

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Bus safety is something Sylvania school leaders say the district takes very seriously.

Sylvania students learning with Google Chromebooks

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Sylvania students are moving into the digital world with a new initiative that's underway at Sylvania City Schools.

Hot weather hinders learning in classroom

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Students and teachers at Blissfield High School had to deal with the high temperatures Tuesday. The older building has no air conditioning.

Magazine ranks Adrian College as 'Top College' in Midwest

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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 down at Lourdes University, not all bad

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Enrollment is down this fall at Lourdes University, but leaders say they are growing in other ways.

Enrollment up at Lenawee County colleges

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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.

Homework advice for students and parents

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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.

New security measure in place for Ottawa Hills schools

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The Ottawa Hills school district has implemented a new buzz-in system at the school buildings for increased security.

Don't Waste Your Money: Beware of hidden extra college costs

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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.

TPS 'Golden Apple' program unites senior citizens with students

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An effort by Toledo Public Schools is under way to bring students and senior citizens in the area together.

Napoleon Schools prepare for construction

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As Napoleon students head back to school, district leaders are preparing for a major construction project.

TPS and TPD team up to keep kids safe

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Toledo Public Schools is teaming up with the Toledo Police Department to make sure this school year is a safe one.

Northview students, parents can access homework online

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Northview High School is offering a new program online that makes it easier for parents and students to keep up with classroom assignments.

New grading system for Perrysburg elementary schools

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Perrysburg parents won't see As and Bs on elementary students' report cards anymore.

Sylvania Schools trains students with ALICE

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Safety is a top priority for Sylvania Schools. They had their first of four ALICE training sessions Wednesday afternoon.

Maumee High students using smart phones to enhance curriculum

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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.

TPS parents worry about poor state report card

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As Toledo Public Schools students prepare to head back to class Tuesday morning, there is excitement and worry about how the district is performing.

Whittier students get new, unified building

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It's a brand new school year, and some students are roaming the halls of brand new buildings at a couple Toledo schools.

TPS hosting open houses before students' 1st day

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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.

Adrian High School dramatically improves state rating

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School accountability reports are being released by the Michigan Department of Education, and Adrian High School saw a dramatic improvement in their score.

Freshman program continues to grow at Lourdes

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They're still waiting on final enrollment numbers, but numbers for the first year experience program at Lourdes University continue to rise.

BGSU freshmen ready to learn

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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.

Liberty Center Schools want community to weigh in on upgrades

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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.

Students can earn bachelor's degrees via new university partnership

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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.

State releases report cards under new grading system

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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 learning in mobile units at a Perrysburg elementary this year

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Students head back to class Monday at Frank Elementary School in Perrysburg, and fifth-graders are in for some big changes.

Perrysburg students receive laptops this year

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Perrysburg students are in for a treat this school year. They'll have the latest forms of technology right in the classroom.

New morning routes for Springfield students

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Parents and students in the Springfield district will notice a new traffic route when heading back to class this week.

First day of school for new Oregon superintendent

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School is back in session for Oregon students, and Wednesday was the first day of school for new Superintendent Dr. Lonny Rivera, too.

Resource officers to become more accessible fighting bullies

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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.

Oregon students can expect some bussing changes

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Summer vacation is officially over for students in Oregon, but there is concern among some parents about new bus schedules.

Sylvania Schools will have ALICE drills this year

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Students at Sylvania Schools will be going through new drills during their first week of school this year.

Police: Use caution as students return to school

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Sylvania Police want motorists to use extra caution as students head back to school.

Findlay students may qualify for free/reduced meals this year

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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.

TPS partners with TARTA for upcoming school year

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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.

Turn your dorm room into a gamer den

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.

Kick start the school year with fun, free ways to keep kids active

(BPT) - School days mean long hours studying indoors, exercising students’ brains but not their bodies. While classroom learning is the cornerstone of education, it’s important to remember that physical activity...

Charge up learning before the kids head back to school

(BPT) - Warm weather and sunshine are putting families across the country in vacation-planning mode. Whether traveling by train, plane or automobile, mobile devices are typically the first thing parents and kids pack.

Tips for college-bound students

(BPT) - Transitioning from high school to college is a big deal. Beyond the overwhelming college application process, many students wrestle with questions about their major, career goals, moving away from home and financing...

UT students relieved by new student loan bill

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Classes start Monday for University of Toledo students. That means this week is move-in week.

Building changes await Oregon students this year

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Students in the Oregon City School district go back to class August 21, and many of them face a big change.

Add your child's health to back-to-school checklist

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As parents are checking things off back-to-school to-do lists, there is one thing you don't want to forget: your child's health.

Simple steps to packing a better school lunch

(BPT) - As kids get ready to head back to school, it’s time for parents to break out the lunch boxes and start planning for school lunches. The good news is that packing a healthy, nutritious school lunch -...

Last minute tips to find those back-to-school deals

The school bell will be ringing soon but summer activities have kept your family far too busy to find time to shop for school supplies. Don’t panic if you notice the store shelves looking a little bare: There are still...

Lunch box 101: 10 nutritious tips and tricks for parents

(BPT) - Lunch box nutrition has come a long way from bologna on white bread with a juice drink pouch. As parents get ready to send their kids back to school, an easy lesson on lunch box nutrition may be just the thing to...

Smart solutions for managing hectic family schedules during the school year

(BPT) - School days mean hectic schedules for most families. Older kids head to the classroom, younger ones go to day care, and parents try to manage the early mornings and increased extracurricular activities. How can...

Back to school vaccinations: What you need to know Video included

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Chances are you will need to talk to your doctor before your child walks back into the classroom.

Fundraising for school? what you should know about managing legal liability

(BPT) - When kids go back to school, fundraising by parent-teacher organizations and booster clubs kicks into high gear. Hard-working parent volunteers host bake sales, festivals and myriad other events to raise funds for...

Easing stress during the busy back-to-school season

(BPT) - The easy breezy days of summer are coming to a close, and families everywhere are preparing to go back to school. For parents, this is a particularly challenging time of year. To help simplify and make this time more...

Project Dignity provides school uniforms for students in need

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A local church is helping Toledo Public Schools students get ready for school with Project Dignity.

Volunteers needed to hand out school supplies in Fulton Co

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A local charity is gearing up to send kids back to school with all the supplies they need, but they're asking for the community's help.

Breakfast is more than the first meal of the day for kids

(BPT) - Most kids don’t want us to remind them that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as they’re running out the door to get to school on time. But they might be interested in hearing that eating a...

Sylvania students getting healthier meals

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Students in the Sylvania school district will notice more fruits and vegetables on their plates this year as changes are being made to school menus.

Don't Waste Your Money: How to save on back-to-school supplies

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The kids won't like to hear this, but it's already back to school season and stores are rolling out the sales. Before you make your checklist, hear why you shouldn't buy everything right away.

Springfield Local Schools to add levy on November ballot

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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.

Eight ways to help kids hone their homework habits

(BPT) - Helping children with their homework requires more than an understanding of the subject matter, whether it’s algebra or world literature. To help children succeed throughout the school year, it’s...

College students have options to save money on technology

(BPT) - If you are one of the more than 22 million college students heading to campuses across the nation this fall, you’ll probably be packing all sorts of items, including advanced digital technology. College student...

Students find new ways to tackle affordability as value of college degree rises

(BPT) - In 2012, the unemployment rate for Americans with only a high school diploma was 8.3 percent, compared to just 4.5 percent for those with a bachelor’s degree. The rising value of a college education is...

Sleeping tips for back-to-school success

(BPT) - Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night’s sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child’s performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact,...

Back-to-school tech trends that keep kids in touch

(BPT) - Chances are your young kids love to play games on their tablets or even your smartphone, and your teens and college students rely on technology to stay in touch with friends. But as they head back to school, keep in...

Call 11 For Action: Hundreds of NW Ohio school buses fail yearly safety checks Video included

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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.

Editorial: School calamity day editorial inspires passionate responses Video included

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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.