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Sylvania Schools now allowing all students to acquire lunch debt Video included

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Sylvania schools have several healthy options including fresh fruits and vegetables, but some of those options are more expensive than others. Now all students will be given the option of a healthier choice whether they can pay for it or not.

Web extra: Perrysburg Schools makes the case for new building

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Perrysburg Public Schools wants to build a new fifth and sixth grade school building, and the school board is making its case to voters.

Toledo Technology Academy expands to seventh and eighth grades Video included

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Parents in Toledo have more options this year when deciding where to send their kids to school. For the first time, the Toledo Technology Academy is accepting seventh and eighth graders.

2014-2015 school year starts for students in Michigan Video included

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The first day of school took place for many students throughout Michigan.  Some of the students are sad to see the end of summer break, but Lincoln Elementary 4th grader Hannah says she is very excited about the school year ahead.

Adrian teachers prepare for school to start next week Video included

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The start of school for many students in Lenawee County is about a week away. 


TPS welcomes back teachers with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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Monday Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant and the members of his cabinet took the Ice Bucket Challenge in front of their fellow staff members at Cedar Creek Church in South Toledo.

Two TPS schools show off new stadiums

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At Scott High School, there is a home field for the first time since 2009.

Their is a beautiful new stadium at Woodward High School too.

The polar bears haven't had a home field in 8 years.

Findlay School District making changes to their bus routes Video included

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For the last three years Broad Ave has been a congested bottleneck around Findlay High School, but this year a quick fix has completely resolved the problem.

Scott High School freshman get a surprise at their front door Video included

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It has been a tradition for three years now, Scott High School teachers surprising the incoming freshman by dropping off supplies at their home.

Toledo teacher attends national STEM program

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A Maumee Valley Country Day School teacher took part in an exclusive development program over the summer, and will bring what he learned to school with him.

Perrysburg Schools plan for future water emergencies Video included

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The water crisis is still fresh in many people's minds, and many have asked the question: What if this happens again?

Perrysburg Schools have put a plan in place to ensure that if it does happen again, they'll be prepared.

BGSU students are moving in as the new year kicks off Video included

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Dorm rooms at BGSU are beginning to fill up as students move in and prepare for the new academic year. This academic year there are just under six thousand registered on campus residents at BGSU and all of them will be moving in this weekend.

Decrease in TPS suspensions and expulsions Video included

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TPS is seeing a significant decrease in the number of suspensions and expulsions in the district from the previous year. The Toledo School District has been working for years on keeping their disciplinary

Local school districts using more technologies in the classroom

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The 2014-2015 school year has just begun and many local districts seem to be increasing their use of technologies in the classroom.

Springfield Schools preparing for new traffic Video included

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The Springfield School District is working to create a new traffic flow for parents and students to get to the high school.

Washington Local Schools using new technologies in the classroom Video included

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Thursday is the first day of school for Washington Local Schools and both parents and students have a lot to look forward to this year.

Highland Elementary bus delays due to construction project Video included

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One of Sylvania's largest elementary schools is being affected by round-about construction at Mitchaw and Sylvania-Metamora. 

Anthony Wayne Schools adopt new anti-bullying program this year Video included

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The Anthony Wayne Generals head back to class Thursday.

Students are looking forward to a lot of new things this year, including the district taking on a tough issue that has affected many families: bullying.

New Lourdes University walkways open just in time for students Video included

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Things are coming together at Lourdes University as the institution completes an overhaul of about 10 acres of land.

Sylvania schools use new automated cross guards Video included

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Flashing lights located at Highland Elementary and McCord Junior High tell drivers when to stop, allowing pedestrians to cross.

Adrian College spends $500,000 on security upgrades Video included

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As high schools and colleges get back in the swing of things with a new school year, security is always a big concern.  Adrian College is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep their students out of harm's way.

Sylvania Schools are going digital Video included

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Sylvania Schools has changed the look of the district website and are teaching students how to search online.

Perrysburg Schools to utilize more technology this year Video included

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It's that time of year again, parents and students are getting ready to go back to school, and Perrysburg Schools have a few new things on their agenda.

Bowling Green High School has more secure entrance going into new year Video included

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The 2014-15 school year begins Aug. 20 for Bowling Green students, and there are some big changes coming to the high school.

Maumee School lunches see an increase Video included

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It's that time of year again, school is almost back in session and this year parents and students in Maumee can be on the lookout for some new changes.

Findlay school year begins with new superintendent and security Video included

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Monday marks the new school year for Findlay City Schools, and with it comes a new superintendent and new security upgrades.

Old Fort, Bettsville schools combine districts, keep taxes separate Video included

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This upcoming school year will be the first year for the newly-combine Old Fort and Bettsville school districts. But while the communities will be sharing one education system, they will not be sharing certain taxes.

School districts start dates 2014

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Schools will begin classes soon. Here are a list of area school districts start dates:

Oregon Schools encouraging technology use with student laptops Video included

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The first day of school is right around the corner and high school students in Oregon will have some new gadgets once they return.

Toledo Police tell criminals not to mess with TPS Video included

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With over 3,000 security cameras and a security team that monitors each camera 24 hours a day Toledo Police says that messing with Toledo Public Schools is a bad idea.

Ohio Dept. of Health emphasizing importance of vaccinating your kids Video included

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Back-to-school season is just days away for some students, and that means parents are out getting supplies, new clothes and back packs. It's also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines.

Ohio State Highway Patrol are checking area school buses before classes begin Video included

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School is just around the corner and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is cracking down on area school buses, making sure they are up to code.

Anthony Wayne Schools to randomly drug test students this year Video included

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In addition to pop quizzes and state exams, this year some students at Anthony Wayne Local Schools will be randomly tested for drugs.

Maumee Schools to put 3.9 mill levy on ballot Video included

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At their last meeting, the Maumee school board approved to place a 3.9 mill levy on the November ballot.

Expect some changes for Toledo Public Schools this year Video included

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The first day of classes for Toledo Public Schools is less than three weeks away and school officials say they are excited about the changes expected for the year.

Springfield Schools levy voted down

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Springfield Township residents have voted down a levy for the school district. 


Back-to-school shopping just isn't that simple anymore, not that it was ever hassle-free in the first place. Today's must-have items have changed a lot from a generation ago.

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.

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.

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.