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 [...]
Normal Fanfare Missing In Ohio Report Card Release
Ohio’s latest ratings of public school performance will land with more of a thud than a bang this year.
That’s because the full release of the 2011-2012 report cards for 614 traditional public school districts has been delayed for months because of a statewide attendance tampering investigation.
Many elements of the report cards already are known. The Ohio Department of Education plans Wednesday to release two final elements: the overall performance index for each district and building, and the “value-added” measure that rates students’ annual academic growth.
Ohio’s performance index scale ranges from academic emergency to excellent with distinction. A traditional A-through-F scale is being phased in beginning next year.
Rankings for about 80 districts with apparent irregularities will be flagged as the department re-examines their attendance data.