Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Toledo Public Schools has received a SOAR Award from Battelle for Kids, which acknowledges the district's improved Value-Added results.
Value-Added is a statistical method that helps educators measure the impact schools and teachers have on students' academic progress rates from year to year. According to Battelle, TPS ranks #3 out of 109 Ohio districts. TPS is also ranked in the top 20 out of 800 Ohio school districts, in terms of student academic growth.
TPS officials credit the increase in student achievement directly to the district's highly-acclaimed transformation plan.
On Thursday morning, interim Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant held a press conference reviewing the first phase of the transformation plan. Additionally, he outlined the next steps, which include focusing on the district's Career Technology programs, expanding advanced placement classes, plus dual enrollment options for students.