February 10, 2016

Elyria
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Lorain schools see slight progress with test scores

LORAIN — The Lorain school district took a look at its self-assessments at Thursday’s board meeting to determine if students are growing academically and is seeing progress in math and reading among some of its youngest students. “The Ohio report cards are coming out, and the test scores on those report cards change from year Read More…

Lorain Schools mull withdrawing from LCCC Early College High School program

LORAIN — Lorain Schools may pull out of a Lorain County Community College program designed for students who are likely the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. Established in 2004, Early College High School selects Elyria and Lorain students who come from homes with no history of higher education and face Read More…

What’s hoopening: Basketball goals return to Lorain schools

LORAIN — Young neighborhood basketball players looking for a place to get in a quick pickup game soon can turn to two Lorain schools. District officials said backboards, hoops and nets will return to courts at Admiral King Elementary, 720 Washington Ave., and Toni Morrison Elementary, 1830 W. 40th St. The nets and hoops came Read More…

District suggests Southview for VA clinic site

LORAIN — The Lorain school district and Port Authority are doing their part to help the county’s veterans. But they’d better do it quick. Proposals for a new clinic are due to the Veterans Administration in six days, and on Tuesday night, the district and the authority entered negotiations for a sale involving district-owned land. Read More…

Lorain church finds new location to build

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LORAIN — First  Evangelical Lutheran Church has chosen a place to rebuild. After a fire in August 2014 left the congregation without a permanent meeting place, relegating them to regular worship at General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, the church announced Wednesday that it has purchased land for a new facility. “We had been interested in Read More…

County superintendents wary of state evaluations

On the eve of the Ohio Department of Education’s release of the first wave of state report card data, Lorain County superintendents said they would rather see nothing released related to the 2014-15 school year, which, in their opinion, was marred by controversial tests developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Read More…

Distress committee member previews group’s February visit to Lorain

LORAIN — A state employee of Ohio’s Academic Distress Commission explained the commission’s impending visit to the Lorain Schools and what that means for the district at a school board meeting Monday night. Clairie Huff-Franklin said the visit is part of an annual review the district receives due to its status on the distress list. Read More…

Recovery plan proposed

LORAIN — State Sen. Gayle Manning, a former public school teacher, is ready to pull the public into a fight to keep Lorain Schools under local control. Faced with more state oversight if the troubled district can’t recover academically, Manning, R-North Ridgeville, is set to propose new legislation in March tailor-made for Lorain’s success to Read More…

Manning seeking public input on legislation on Lorain schools

LORAIN – Sen. Gayle Manning, a former public school teacher, is ready to pull the public into a fight to keep Lorain Schools under local control. Faced with more state oversight if the troubled district is unable recover academically, Manning, R-North Ridgeville, is set to propose new legislation in March that would be tailored-made for Read More…

Elyria superintendent issues apology for cancellation of Holiday Classic games after fight

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ELYRIA — The superintendent of Elyria Schools is apologizing for the brouhaha that took place late last month after a basketball game at Elyria High School that resulted in the cancellation of the final games of the Lorain County Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament. The public apology came in the form of a letter to the Read More…