Education

State Supreme Court offers new learning program for schools

Ohio's Supreme Court is offering a new learning program that allows high school students to see how the court operates without leaving their classrooms

Middle school students face random drug testing in North Olmsted

3 Lorain County schools given backpacks and supplies labeled with having potentially carcinogenic materials

  Student taken into custody after bringing gun to school in Newburgh Heights

Cleveland police to donate grow lights seized during marijuana bust to high school biology lab

  Parma City Schools invests over $40,000 for security barricades at all 15 schools

  Willoughby-Eastlake High Schools delay opening until Sept. 3 due to unfinished construction and safety concerns

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  Could Florida’s new student threat database work in Ohio?

  North Olmsted Schools consider drug testing middle school students

  CMSD opens for first day of school, and is working to avoid ‘heat day’ closures

  First day of school: CMSD celebrates opening of new Waverly PreK-8 School building

  Willoughby Eastlake Schools delay first day of high school over 2 weeks for construction

Ohio’s 1st legal hemp crop to be planted on Thursday

LeBron James sends praise to I Promise students on 1st day of school’s 2nd year

Third and fourth grade students returned to Akron’s I Promise School for the first day of the institute’s second year on Monday.

Kentucky students to see ‘In God We Trust’ motto when they return to school

According to the legislation, “In God We Trust” can be displayed on a plaque or in the form of artwork by students.

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Westlake school officials plan to cut busing to nearly 200 students to avert ‘impractical’ costs

In a move to avert “impractical" expenses, the Westlake City Schools District is close to cutting bus service to eight of the 13 non-public schools it serves.

Dates, qualified items announced for Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday

Ohio Supreme Court to hear school ‘takeovers’ case this fall

Kent State University welcomes 13th president

  Teen driving “ROADeo” aims to cut down on preventable car crashes

Police investigating alleged sex crime involving ‘number of students’ reported during Berea high school football camp

Steve Harvey surprises eight students with scholarships to Kent State

Former Twinsburg teacher pleads guilty to sexual battery against student

The former home economics teacher began working for Twinsburg Schools in August of 2017.

Grief counselors available for Lorain students after recent deaths of 2 classmates

Lorain school administrators and community members are offering support to students and relatives who may need comforting after the deaths of two classmates.

Ohio college says $44M award to business not ‘final outcome’

An Ohio college ordered to pay $44 million in damages to market owners claiming student protests ruined their business says the legal fight isn't over

Mayfield Middle School teacher accused of ‘inappropriate conduct’ with students in classroom resigns

The investigation of a Mayfield Middle School teacher accused of inappropriate conduct by three students in March is over.

  Parents respond after teens arrested following fight on last day of school in Cleveland Heights

A large fight broke out on the last day of school sending students to both jail and the hospital.

  ‘Old Town Road’ rapper Lil Nas X surprises Mayfield elementary students with performance

Just five days after seeing an entire school jam out to his hit “Old Town Road," rapper Lil Nas X gave the students of Lander Elementary School in Mayfield the surprise of a lifetime.

Twin seniors at Wellington High School earn valedictorian, salutatorian honors

Their parents must be proud!

Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools receive 500 emergency buckets filled with life-saving supplies

The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools just completed Stop the Bleed training to better prepare staff for disasters, an active shooter situation and other emergencies.

  Brush High School valedictorian to study at Harvard after earning $2.3 million in scholarships

The 2019 valedictorian at Brush High School has been accepted into some of the most esteemed universities across the country and has been offered $2.3 million in scholarships.

  Cleveland schools superintendent delivers district’s case on major shakeup, closures

Hundreds of thousands of people have moved out of Cleveland, birth rates have declined and there is an increase in the choice of schools--all of which have an effect on the city’s sprawling school district.

Students accused of putting bodily fluids in teachers’ food

Authorities are investigating accusations that students at an Ohio middle school put bodily fluids into food that was then served to teachers

Coventry Local Schools closed Monday after 'Trickbot’ virus infects district’s network and computers

Coventry Local Schools cancelled classes for Monday after the district’s network and computers were infected by the “Trickbot” virus.

Nearly 14,000 Ohio children attended kindergarten last year without all of their vaccinations

Ohio law allows parents to request exemption for immunizations for reasons of conscience or religious objection and for medical objections.

LeBron James collaborates with Walmart to invest in education, fight hunger across the US

LeBron James and Walmart have formed a partnership aimed at improving education and reducing hunger in communities throughout the country.

  CMSD unveils major school closure and cost-cutting plan aimed at modernizing and improving district

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is developing plans that would close, merge or relocate several K-8 schools.

  Twin brothers share honor as co-valedictorians at Sandy Valley High School in Magnolia

Jacob Newell and his twin brother Joshua are very competitive. They both did exceptionally well wrestling, but they really set themselves apart in academics.

Canton, Ohio high school student loses over 100 pounds by walking to school each day

A senior at McKinley High School in Canton will be graduating soon looking a lot different than he did at the beginning of the school year.

Police search for female driver who hit 2 children as they exited from Willowick school bus

Police are attempting to locate the driver suspected of hitting two children at a Willowick school bus stop and fleeing from the scene.

Super Bowl champ Julian Edelman to graduate from Kent State on Saturday, 13 years after starting at university

Julian Edelman says, on Saturday, he will finish what he started more than a decade ago.

Canton middle school students hospitalized after classmate brings in chocolate marijuana edibles

The Canton Police Department’s investigation continues after four students were sent to the hospital at Lehman Middle School on Wednesday.

Trinity High School teacher fired for allegedly giving students alcohol

Trinity High School teacher fired for allegedly giving student alcohol.

  Reported school shooting threat, lockdown and death threats roil Clear Fork Schools in Richland County following racist ‘promposal’

The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported shooting threat targeting high school prom to retaliate against a racist poster made by a student asking for a date.

Ohio student banned from high school prom after his racist ‘promposal’ sparks outrage

A high school student’s invitation to the prom has sparked outrage all over the country.

High school student’s racist prom proposal sign condemned

An Ohio high school student's prom proposal sign that references black people picking cotton has been condemned by school officials as hurtful and inappropriate

New Orleans student accepted to 115 colleges, offered $3.7 million in scholarships

An 18-year-old New Orleans high school senior has been accepted into 115 colleges and has been offered more than $3.7 million in scholarships.

Waterloo Middle School under lockdown after threatening note was found in bathroom

Waterloo Middle School was under lockdown Tuesday after a threatening note was found in a bathroom.

School superintendent placed on leave in Portage County now charged with sexual battery involving student

The superintendent placed on leave from Windham Exempted Village Schools has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly having sex with a high school student.

Tie tying, handshake lessons help Cleveland students prepare for life after school (photos)

Eighty-five students at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine were recently taught “a vital skill in life,” according to one high school freshman.

  Fairview Park Warriors move away from Native American headdress imagery on logo

Fairview Park City Schools are moving away from their former Native American logo for good.

Elyria native selected as first woman ever to serve as Notre Dame’s leprechaun mascot

An Elyria woman is breaking barriers after being named one of three students to portray the University of Notre Dame’s school mascot for the upcoming year.

Former President Barack Obama, first lady praise students at Akron’s I Promise School after stellar test results

Former President Barack Obama and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, are applauding the efforts of students and faculty at the I Promise School in Akron.

Olmsted Falls middle school students report illnesses during field trip to Washington, DC

Cuyahoga County health officials are interviewing students who became sick while on an annual field trip to Washington, D.C.

  Police increase patrol in Elyria neighborhood after suspicious vehicle approaches children

Police are stepping up patrols in the Eastern Heights neighborhood in Elyria after reports of suspicious activity.

  6 staff members from Avon school pregnant, expecting to deliver around same time

There must be something in the water at one Avon school.

Canton City School District mourns loss of 14-year-old student killed in shooting

The Canton City School District is mourning the loss of 14-year-old Sylvia McGhee after she was shot and killed early Saturday morning.

North Ridgeville High School student earns perfect score on AP exam

A North Ridgeville High School student did something only 113 other students across the world were able to accomplish.

  2 Cleveland students win $5,000 for civic pitch to improve interactions at school

Karson Baldwin and Israel Kambomba recently secure $5,000 to expand their “One Respe” vision.

  Elementary school students give retiring South Russell police officer special goodbye (video)

Students and staff from Gurney Elementary School in Chagrin Falls gave a rousing salute to a retiring South Russell police officer.

  Teacher confiscates loaded gun from fourth-grader at Cleveland school

School officials seized a gun from a student at St. Francis School in Cleveland Thursday morning.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  Lakeland Community College back in session after hoax threat closes campus

School's officially back in session at Lakeland Community College, less than 24 hours after a serious threat was made - causing students to evacuate.

  Lakeland Community College closes after threat made

The Kirtland Police Department said there is “no credible threat” to Lakeland Community College on Thursday evening after what LCC officials called an “emergency situation.”

Former Twinsburg High School student arrested for bringing gun, marijuana on school grounds; current student also charged

The expelled student brought a .380 caliber handgun and a small amount of marijuana onto the Twinsburg High School grounds, according to the police chief.

  All Lorain High School educators must reinterview for their jobs, District CEO says

The head of the Lorain City School District says that all high school faculty must reapply for their positions for the next year.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

Junior at Avon Lake High School earns perfect score on ACT

For the second time this school year, an Avon Lake junior earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.

Over 1,000 prom gowns available for free to Northeast Ohio high school girls

An Akron-area organization is helping fulfill the prom dreams of high school girls across Northeast Ohio.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

  Parma’s Summit Academy teachers plan strike, citing lack of resources and unsanitary conditions

The Summit Academy in Parma is running into some parent and teacher resistance and a possible strike.

6 Akron students arrested after cafeteria brawl

At least 10 police and security officers had to break up the fight.

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.

Bedford High School football coach indicted for alleged sexual relationship with female student

A Bedford High School football coach has been indicted by a grand jury for an alleged inappropriate sexual relationship with a juvenile student.

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

Police to issue $170 citations to Perry High School students caught vaping

Perry High School is teaming up with the Perry Village Police Department to crackdown on the increased use of vaping and e-cigarette products by students across the region.

Akron school buses get stuck in snow on way to school again

Multiple Akron City Schools buses got stuck in the snow while picking kids up for the second day in a row.

Canton high school senior earns perfect scores on ACT, SAT exams

A Canton-area high school student has earned perfect scores on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams, according to the Canton Local School District.