Race to the Top http://wyso.org en Some Ohio Schools Backing Off Federal Grants http://wyso.org/post/some-ohio-schools-backing-federal-grants <p>Some Ohio schools have decided that federal Race to the Top education grants aren't worth it.</p><p>The Columbus Dispatch reports that some 80 school districts and charter schools across the state have backed out of the grant program after winning money. Some withdrew quickly after deciding requirements were too costly, while others who have been receiving money are starting to pull out.</p><p>Schools say new teacher evaluations tied to the grant money add to the costs.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 30138 at http://wyso.org Ohio Education System Fails Certain Populations http://wyso.org/post/ohio-education-system-fails-certain-populations <p>New data from the federal government puts Ohio in the middle of the pack when it comes to high school graduation rates. Ohio’s graduation rate stands at 80 percent.&nbsp; As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, a demographic breakdown of the data shows Ohio is failing certain populations. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:14:24 +0000 Ida Lieszkovszky 25668 at http://wyso.org