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Gahanna schools receive 'excellent with distinction'

There are 24 comments on the ThisWeek Community Newspapers story from Aug 17, 2011, titled Gahanna schools receive 'excellent with distinction'. In it, ThisWeek Community Newspapers reports that:

Gahanna-Jefferson school officials are thrilled with preliminary results of the state report card, showing the district with an A+ rating that means "excellent with distinction," an improvement of one level from 2009-10. "We're excited to move up to excellent with distinction," superintendent Mark White said.

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Since: Jul 10

Lewis Center, OH

#1 Aug 18, 2011
This is proof we need more taxes. Here comes another levy in November. It's for the children!
Marie

Columbus, OH

#2 Aug 20, 2011
Alder is still better! We do more with less...ha!
Really

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 20, 2011
I wonder if this "Grading system" is the same pass/fail tey use for teachers?

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local...
Bill

Dallas, TX

#4 Aug 20, 2011
More BS........Ohio has some of poorest educated students in the country, proficiency requirements are decided by who? They may be catching up to the norm but have a long way to go.....Virtual schools is the wave of the future..........video cameras should be required in every classroom in the state with digital voicerecorders, to see what teachers need to be fired or reeducated for substandard teaching and knowledge and to reward those who excel. If the State of Ohio considers highschool graduates that can't even fill in a legible employment application proficient then then the whole public educational system needs to be overhauled..
cheapskate

Galloway, OH

#5 Aug 20, 2011
Way to go Bill. You are absolutely right on track. Please run for your local school board. We need people like you who have their mind right to represent us. You have the vision to make a difference.
BetTheOdds

Somerset, OH

#6 Aug 21, 2011
Bill wrote:
More BS........Ohio has some of poorest educated students in the country, proficiency requirements are decided by who? They may be catching up to the norm but have a long way to go.....Virtual schools is the wave of the future..........video cameras should be required in every classroom in the state with digital voicerecorders, to see what teachers need to be fired or reeducated for substandard teaching and knowledge and to reward those who excel. If the State of Ohio considers highschool graduates that can't even fill in a legible employment application proficient then then the whole public educational system needs to be overhauled..
I do agree 100%.....but....as one teacher told me several years ago, it's not about knowledge and the ability to teach.....it's about "you kiss mine and i'll promote yours"
BetTheOdds

Somerset, OH

#7 Aug 21, 2011
hummmm an A+ rating....hey, private dinners and nights on the town at taxpayers expense will get ya that stuff every time
Bubba

Johnstown, OH

#8 Aug 22, 2011
Funny you never see a school getting a less than excellent report. Is excellent the bottom of the heap ? Still I understand it cost a butt load to run a school. We spend billions on military and peanuts on education.
Mike fm Taxerville

Dublin, OH

#9 Aug 22, 2011
Why is it when the school is having problems... the teachers excuse is we only have 6 hours with your kid 5 days a week - its the parents fault.....

But when the school gets a good report the teachers/kids get the credit but nothing is said about the parents.

Hmmmm.....
Mike fm Taxerville

Dublin, OH

#10 Aug 22, 2011
Bubba wrote:
Funny you never see a school getting a less than excellent report. Is excellent the bottom of the heap ? Still I understand it cost a butt load to run a school. We spend billions on military and peanuts on education.
Do you understand that the military is one of the main reasons that you have the right to post anything you want?
Proud Teacher

Galion, OH

#11 Aug 22, 2011
Mike fm Taxerville wrote:
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Do you understand that the military is one of the main reasons that you have the right to post anything you want?
And do you understand that the reason you are able read and write is because of a teacher somewhere?
Yeah right

Zanesville, OH

#12 Aug 22, 2011
According to retard, trumped up, p.s. standards.
Yeah right

Zanesville, OH

#13 Aug 22, 2011
Bill wrote:
More BS........Ohio has some of poorest educated students in the country, proficiency requirements are decided by who? They may be catching up to the norm but have a long way to go.....Virtual schools is the wave of the future..........video cameras should be required in every classroom in the state with digital voicerecorders, to see what teachers need to be fired or reeducated for substandard teaching and knowledge and to reward those who excel. If the State of Ohio considers highschool graduates that can't even fill in a legible employment application proficient then then the whole public educational system needs to be overhauled..
They're dumbing everything down so the blacks and wigs can pass, and they'll not be held accountable.
Former educator

Columbus, OH

#14 Aug 22, 2011
Proud Teacher wrote:
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And do you understand that the reason you are able read and write is because of a teacher somewhere?
Or a parent who is home schooling!
Anonymous

Washington, DC

#15 Aug 23, 2011
Gahanna is a great place to live, this will be good for property values.
Concerned

New Lexington, OH

#16 Aug 23, 2011
Did superintendent Mark White really say "I'm so impressed they were able to focus on student achievement?" Specifically mentioning Senate Bill 5, really. Someone should remind him that focusing on student achievement is the school district's job. Apparently he is surprised they were able to educate our children with all of the time they spent worrying about their precious union. Unbelievable.
Mike fm Taxerville

Dublin, OH

#17 Aug 23, 2011
Proud Teacher wrote:
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And do you understand that the reason you are able read and write is because of a teacher somewhere?
Thank you for making my point on my earlier post.

When the school is doing bad - its the parents fault

When the school is doing "well" its the teacher doing.

I will here, right now thank the "teachers" that helped the most to teach me how to read.

THANK YOU MOM AND DAD!!
Wow

New Albany, OH

#18 Aug 23, 2011
Wow... Such grump buckets and negative people you all are.
Parents and Teachers

Columbus, OH

#19 Aug 24, 2011
I could not agree more with Mike's comments. As a teacher myself, I hope that my influence on a student is a "close second" to that child's parents. I wish that all of our students came from positive family environments, with an emphasis on academics 24/7.
It's usually the family structure that teaches values like being on time, taking responsibility, and demonstrating a strong work ethic. If those traits enter my classroom on the first day, I feel very fortunate.
If those traits are missing or infrequently demonstrated, I have some additional work to bring the students up to speed. If I model these things on a daily basis, I hope to teach a few non-academic skills in the process of teaching my academic content.
Urepentant Cynic

Defiance, OH

#20 Aug 24, 2011
Excellent with distinction! Compared to what?

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