Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Ohio High School Graduation Rate Increasing
A new federal report shows the graduation rate at Ohio’s public high schools is improving.
The report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education says there were 123,437 graduates in Ohio for the 2009-10 school year. The graduation rate was 81.4 percent, higher than the nation’s rate of 78.2 percent.
That’s a steady increase from the 2006-2007 school year, in which the state saw a graduation rate of 78.7 percent.
The dropout rate among students at Ohio public high schools remained unchanged from the previous school year.
Ohio’s rate was 4.2 percent in 2009-10, compared with the nation’s rate of 3.4 percent. The report said a total of 22,406 public high school students dropped out with an enrollment of 538,951 in grades 9 to 12.