Ohio.com - Stow gets 'A' school ranking

Ohio.com - Stow gets 'A' school ranking

There are 115 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 11, 2007, titled Ohio.com - Stow gets 'A' school ranking. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

This year, the Stow-Munroe Falls school district can really brag. Last year, Stow expected to score an excellent ranking the equivalent of an A on its annual state report card.

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OCB

United States

#1 Aug 12, 2007
Seems like Barberton is more interested in bricks and mortar.
Claire

Barberton, OH

#2 Aug 12, 2007
This is fantastic for Stow. Their students and teachers have worked really hard!
OldManGrump

Canton, OH

#3 Aug 12, 2007
Akron will never improve. The issue is not a new levy, but lack of involvement by the parent[s] of the inner city kids in their schools, and a school board who is only interested in lining their own pockets with cash.

Tallmadge wasn't listed, but oh by the way, Tallmadge, your new 7.9 mill school levy for the schools is doomed. We retirees can't afford to pay anymore in real estate taxes or income taxes to support the Tallmadge schools. Find another way. Cut your budgets !!!!
Not shocking

Cleveland, OH

#4 Aug 12, 2007
Too many schools are getting excellent awards anymore. I believe it is a rather easy award to get.

They will have 'excellence with distinction' awards in the future.
Not shocking

Cleveland, OH

#5 Aug 12, 2007
Vote for the school amendment. Schools can't really cut their budgets enough to offset declining revenues
OldManGrump wrote:
Akron will never improve. The issue is not a new levy, but lack of involvement by the parent[s] of the inner city kids in their schools, and a school board who is only interested in lining their own pockets with cash.
Tallmadge wasn't listed, but oh by the way, Tallmadge, your new 7.9 mill school levy for the schools is doomed. We retirees can't afford to pay anymore in real estate taxes or income taxes to support the Tallmadge schools. Find another way. Cut your budgets !!!!
Logic Wins

Avon Lake, OH

#6 Aug 12, 2007
Not shocking wrote:
Too many schools are getting excellent awards anymore. I believe it is a rather easy award to get.
They will have 'excellence with distinction' awards in the future.
Do you know anything at all about the Stow system? Do you know anyone that goes there? Have you ever been in any of the building involved in the education of Stow kids?

Obviously not.
paul

Woodridge, IL

#7 Aug 12, 2007
They are paid to achieve that status. So I expect it.

The taxes here are high and the schools get a large chunk.

They just did the job they are paid for.

Of course they still have their hand out.
OldManGrump

Canton, OH

#8 Aug 12, 2007
Not shocking wrote:
Too many schools are getting excellent awards anymore. I believe it is a rather easy award to get.
They will have 'excellence with distinction' awards in the future.
Yes, "A"s are flowing. The standards have been lowered to make getting an "A" easier. It's time for the parents, not the state to grade their school system.

I would give Tallmadge a "C+" at best, Barberton a "D", and Akron an "F". The only district in Summit County worth an "A" is Hudson. That's my opinion.

OldManGrump

Canton, OH

#9 Aug 12, 2007
Not shocking wrote:
Vote for the school amendment. Schools can't really cut their budgets enough to offset declining revenues
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Schools waste way too much money. No new money for Tallmadge and any opther swchool district looking for a levy passage - vote NO!!!!
Yes

Cleveland, OH

#10 Aug 12, 2007
What point are you trying to make?
There is a reason why they adding a new award.
Logic Wins wrote:
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Do you know anything at all about the Stow system? Do you know anyone that goes there? Have you ever been in any of the building involved in the education of Stow kids?
Obviously not.
That s subjective

Cleveland, OH

#11 Aug 12, 2007
Where exactly are they wasting?
I don't think it's realistic to vote no on levies and continually have good schools
OldManGrump wrote:
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Schools waste way too much money. No new money for Tallmadge and any opther swchool district looking for a levy passage - vote NO!!!!
Also

Cleveland, OH

#12 Aug 12, 2007
Congrats goes out to the Stow Admin.
Logic Wins

Avon Lake, OH

#13 Aug 12, 2007
Yes wrote:
What point are you trying to make?
There is a reason why they adding a new award.
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New award? This is the same system everyone else uses. Stow got "excellent" instead of "effective". What's "new" about that?
Logic Wins

Avon Lake, OH

#14 Aug 12, 2007
OldManGrump wrote:
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Yes, "A"s are flowing. The standards have been lowered to make getting an "A" easier. It's time for the parents, not the state to grade their school system.
I would give Tallmadge a "C+" at best, Barberton a "D", and Akron an "F". The only district in Summit County worth an "A" is Hudson. That's my opinion.
And tell me Sir, why we should accept your grading scale rather than those whose job it is to test and summarize?
New award

Cleveland, OH

#15 Aug 12, 2007
Since so many schools are getting Excellent awards now, they will be adding a "Excellence with Distinction" that will be above Excellent.

Basically, being excellent was too easy.
Logic Wins wrote:
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New award? This is the same system everyone else uses. Stow got "excellent" instead of "effective". What's "new" about that?
New award

Cleveland, OH

#16 Aug 12, 2007
When I say "they", I mean the State will be adding this.
New award

Cleveland, OH

#17 Aug 12, 2007
because he is a taxpayer?

The schools are there to serve the community. If that is the perception of my school district, I would want to know and would actively try to change it.
Logic Wins wrote:
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And tell me Sir, why we should accept your grading scale rather than those whose job it is to test and summarize?
Logic Wins

Avon Lake, OH

#18 Aug 12, 2007
New award wrote:
Since so many schools are getting Excellent awards now, they will be adding a "Excellence with Distinction" that will be above Excellent.
Basically, being excellent was too easy.
<quoted text>
Umm... Do you have figures to support that claim?
Logic Wins

Avon Lake, OH

#19 Aug 12, 2007
New award wrote:
because he is a taxpayer?
The schools are there to serve the community. If that is the perception of my school district, I would want to know and would actively try to change it.
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"Perception" is not reality. Since when is perception a valid measurement of total effectiveness?
Sure

Cleveland, OH

#20 Aug 12, 2007
Compare the number of schools that were Excellent 5 years ago to now.

Do you have anything to refute it? It doesn't sound like it.

Like I said, there is reason why the ODE wants to add a new category.
Logic Wins wrote:
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Umm... Do you have figures to support that claim?

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