COPY-Smartest State

Cleveland, OH - Think Ohioans are smart?

Well, not according to the annual Education State Rankings survey.

The Buckeye state ranks 34 in the nation as the smartest state.

Vermont took top honors for the second year in a row - Arizona repeated as the lowest ranking state.

The Smartest State Award is based on 21 key elementary and secondary education indicators reported from Education State Rankings - an annual reference book that compares the 50 states in hundreds of education-related categories.