Web site lists schools' rankings
The Ohio Department of Education on Tuesday announced the availability of a new online tool that gives parents, educators and community leaders access to easy-to-understand information about their schools' performance. Every Ohio public school's performance, demographic data and analyses are now featured on a Web site, www.SchoolResults.org.
These data are available through a national public-private collaborative, the School Information Partnership, sponsored by the Broad Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. The data comply with a requirement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act that information be publicly reported.
Defibrillator lessons available
NORWOOD - A 34-foot recreational vehicle will visit Rookwood Commons 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today in Norwood to teach people to use automated external defibrillators to rescue victims of sudden cardiac arrest, which kills about 450,000 Americans a yearThe RV is part of a 10-city tour sponsored by medical-device maker Medtronic Inc.
The local visit is co-sponsored by Christ Hospital. In addition to the RV at Rookwood, up to 100 people will receive defibrillator and CPR training at 4 p.m. today at Christ Hospital. To register, call 585-2273.
Talawanda stays as 1, board says
OXFORD - The Talawanda Schools will remain a single district. Tuesday, the Ohio Board of Education ruled against a petition from the Talawanda Schools Reorganization Committee that would have created a new district to include Oxford, Oxford Township and two acres of Hueston Woods State Park. Said Talawanda Superintendent Phil Cagwin: "I hope this serves as a catalyst for the whole community to support our schools and move forward." Cagwin said the ruling would allow the district to begin negotiating for a site to build a new elementary school.
Socialville-Fosters Road will be closed between Snider and Butler-Warren roads for two weeks beginning at 6 a.m. today. Follow posted detours.
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