Cleveland district won't be taken over by state

04/8/2013 | Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

Schools in Cleveland have been given a waiver by Ohio state superintendent Richard Ross to free them from a state law that requires an academic distress commission to take control of the district, following four years of underperformance on state tests. Ross said the legislature last year approved the district's Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools, which would be redundant and interfered with by the commission. District officials say they already have taken steps to improve schools, in part, by securing more funding when voters passed a levy in November.

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