CLEVELAND, Ohio — Concerns about very cold temperatures early Tuesday morning have led to several school districts in Northeast Ohio canceling or delaying classes.Among the major districts that already have closed for Tuesday are Akron Public Schools, Brunswick City Schools, Euclid City Schools, Lorain City Schools and St. Ignatius High School.Forecasts are calling for temperatures to be around 7 degrees at 5 a.m. in Cleveland and -2 in Akron. Wind chills will make it feel like -6 in Cleveland and -12 in Akron. It was 7 degrees in Cleveland at 11 p.m. and -1 in Akron.In Cleveland, it will warm to 28 degrees by 2 p.m. but the winds will grow stronger, making it feel like it’s in the mid-teens. It will reach 26 degrees by 2 p.m. in Akron with wind chills also in the teens.Temperatures will not be a factor Wednesday as highs will reach about 40 degrees in Cleveland and Akron. Rain showers are expected late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.It turns cold again Thursday … [Read more...] about Northeast Ohio school closings and delays for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
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By Jeremy P. Kelley, Staff Writer A group of families trying to get their land legally switched from the tiny, struggling Jefferson Twp. school district to Valley View schools got a key victory when a state hearing officer recommended the transfer be approved.The document from hearing officer Melissa Riggins said the Jefferson Twp. district “has been in overall disorder for many years,” adding “the educational opportunities available to the students in the territory, especially the vocational agriculture classes and programs, will be vastly improved by the granting of this transfer.” JUNE STORY: Residents petition to leave Jefferson Twp. schools The hearing officer’s recommendation made last week is not final. The state school board must review Riggins’ report and vote to approve or reject the transfer. But attorneys for both sides plan to file objections or responses, meaning the process could drag out beyond the state board’s Feb. … [Read more...] about State report backs families trying to flee local school district
Editor's note: This story was changed to correct Ragdale's location, which is on Green Bay Road. The summer home built by American architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1897 lies on more than 50 acres of prairie and stands today for a more creative purpose. Named for a country house in England, Ragdale has become a nonprofit international retreat annually serving 200 artists, writers, musicians, dancers and poets. The campus, tucked away off Green Bay Road in Lake Forest, includes four buildings that serve as workspaces and sleeping quarters. Public programs are offered throughout the year, including a high school camp, the Ragdale Ring summer performances, the Halloween "Rags to Witches" event and periodic public tours.Ragdale's mission is to provide a place for artisans to step away from daily obligations, research ideas, experiment with solutions, connect with peers and create connections that will advance their work and careers, and offer community-focused inspiration and … [Read more...] about Artistic Ragdale haven hidden in plain sight
In all the years Minnesota wondered why it was taking so long to find Jacob Wetterling, few, if any answers came from law enforcement. Enter Don Gudmundson, who cut to the chase. The longtime lawman stepped to the podium at the Stearns County Law Enforcement Center in St. Cloud last week and stunned the state with a blunt critique of the 27-year child abduction investigation and its perplexing blunders: The case went “off the rails” practically from the beginning, Gudmundson said. Authorities made a “fatal flaw” in an early interview of the suspect who eventually confessed. They “squandered” their immense manpower, too, chasing weak leads and indulging psychics. To some who know Gudmundson, it came as no surprise that the man who is temporarily leading the much-criticized Stearns County Sheriff’s Office cleared the air with plain-spoken candor. With an unprecedented track record serving as police chief in two Minnesota towns and sheriff in four … [Read more...] about Plain-spoken sheriff said he couldn’t ignore flaws in Jacob Wetterling case
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Students the Solon school districts outscored the rest of Ohio for the fourth straight year in 2017-18, according to new state report cards. Solon has topped the state rankings in Performance Index, a composite of all student test scores on a 120-point scale across multiple grades and subjects, since the 2014-15 school year. This year, it won handily over the #2-scoring district, Ottawa Hills near Toledo. Rocky River, which ranked second last year, came in 6th this year as the only other Northeast Ohio district to crack the top 10. Chagrin Falls, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Bay Village and Beachwood made the top 20. And Revere, West Geauga, Aurora, Hudson and Avon Lake made the top 30, out of more than 600 districts statewide. See the top 30- ranking below, along with the worst-scoring 15 districts in the state. East Cleveland students had the second-lowest scores, with Cleveland also in the bottom 10. Northeast Ohio schools then took up four of the five … [Read more...] about Which school districts scored the best and worst in Ohio?