Education

Toledo Safe Routes to School offers advice for getting to and from school

Following the death of a high school student on his way to school, Tuesday morning, WTOL 11 spokee with the experts on keeping our kids safe.

  UT steps in to help students impacted by fire at University Circle

Historic St. Wendelin school building to be demolished

Bedford Schools look to upgrade buildings with bond proposal

Hunger banquet in Perrysburg teaches locals about world hunger

Washington Local schools encourages students and community members to live drug free lives at annual Candlelight walk.

Million-dollar pledge helps expands cancer research at University of Toledo

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  Ohio U.S. Senate debate shines light on climate change

Teal Pumpkin Project aims to accommodate children with food allergies

Officials: Liberty Center HS is safe, despite rumors of seizure outbreak

Bowling Green students test out manufacturing equipment

Art display at the Toledo Zoo gets 'Unruly’

Springfield Schools hosts safety forum for parents

  Lake Local Schools speaking out on mental health

Lake Local Schools is stepping up and speaking out about the topic on the world mental health awareness day. It's a discussion school leaders say we need to have, one they were brave enough to tackle together.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

  BG's The Nest provides free childcare, support to parents pursuing education

It's a new program changing the lives of parents hoping to create a better future for their children. The Nest just opened in Bowling Green and is already changing the lives of families in Wood County. The Nest Bowling Green started as a dream. A way to empower parents to pursue their education, while getting free childcare and support. It was also a way for one woman to help new parents see that they could have it all, their dreams and a family. "It's looking at something th...

School start dates for fall 2016

Schools will begin classes soon. Here is a list of area school districts' start dates:

Ohio to replace time-consuming PARCC tests in schools

UT partners with Chinese schools for international program

State Board of Education may eliminate specialized teaching position requirement

Sylvania Schools superintendent announces retirement

Mom says TPS doesn't provide enough interpreters for deaf daughter

Toledo Technology Academy expands to seventh and eighth grades

Toledo teacher attends national STEM program

A Maumee Valley Country Day School teacher took part in an exclusive development program over the summer, and will bring what he learned to school with him.

Oregon Schools encouraging technology use with student laptops

The first day of school is right around the corner and high school students in Oregon will have some new gadgets once they return.

TPS education fair held Friday in south Toledo

As the summer continues, Toledo Public Schools is helping its students stay engaged in academics while having fun.

MI residents can weigh in on MEAP replacement

The public will get a chance to weigh in on what Michigan's next standardized test for students should look like.

Head Start recruitment fair going until Thursday for TPS

Parents in Toledo are getting a head start on the upcoming school year at the former DeVilbiss High School.

Thousands of students may be denied aid due to FAFSA confusion

Thousands of college students applying for financial aid could be denied due to some confusion on this year's FAFSA form.

Lake school board protests Common Core curriculum

The Common Core curriculum is said to be a high-quality academic standard that school districts across the country can adopt, but Lake Local Schools say they don't support these standards and want to repeal it.

TPS considers school for Spanish-speaking students

Toledo Public Schools is considering organizing a school to help students whose primary language is Spanish.

Tiffin receives $220K Safe Routes to School grant

The money will go toward sidewalk improvements, crosswalk upkeep and new crosswalk signs. An additional $30,000 is going toward educational programs for the students, like Safety City.

TPS creates plan to make students college ready

Toledo Public Schools has announced more of its strategic plan, which superintendent Dr. Romules Durant says will continue to roll out for years to come.

TPS holds job fair to fill more than 75 positions

Toledo Public Schools is holding a job fair to fill more than 75 positions, including bus drivers, teachers and substitute teachers, food service workers and intervention specialists.

Parents circulating petition to remove Tiffin superintendent

A group of angry parents want the superintendent of Tiffin City Schools removed from her position and have started circulating a petition.

Community backs 11.9 mill levy for Springfield schools

Springfield Local Schools held a public forum to help plan for a new tax levy Wednesday night. With hundreds in attendance, 34 percent supported the biggest levy, costing taxpayers $416 a year.

TPS students get help with Blizzard Bags at Boys and Girls Clubs

It's spring break week for Toledo Public School students, but that doesn't mean they're forgetting about their school work.

Patrick Henry adding levy to consolidate school buildings

Currently, the Patrick Henry School District operates out of four buildings -- and two of them are more than 80 years old. The district is hoping to renovate and expand their high school and middle school buildings into a K-12 campus.

TPS reschedules 2 high school graduations

After TPS announced its decision about how it will make up calamity days, some parents were left confused about graduation times. So the district explained how graduations will be handled this year.

TPS finalizes calamity day plan

This winter, many schools in the area saw snow day after snow day. With TPS using double-digits, Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant laid out the district's plan to make up the time.

Schools finalizing calamity day plans

After harsh winter weather that caused snow days into the double digits, area schools are finalizing plans to make up the time lost.

Findlay adds an hour to 11 school days as calamity day plan

Students in Findlay City Schools will not have to attend school on Saturdays or take home assignments to make up days missed due to winter weather. The superintendent announced his decision Tuesday morning.

Sylvania schools contemplate options for calamity days

Sylvania school leaders met with parents Wednesday to discuss what the district could do to make up four calamity days.

Lenawee Co. school district considers year-round school

With all the canceled school days this year due to the weather, it may seem like students are going to be in school all summer.

Teacher faces termination over 'inappropriate and unprofessional' actions

One Penta teacher could be terminated because of inappropriate communication with students.

Owens Community College tuition could increase

Tuition at Owens Community College could be on the rise. Trustees are discussing tacking on more money to the price of admission.

Extra snow days hinder student preparation for state tests

Most districts have exceeded calamity days, which means students have been unable to fully prepare for the Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Test.

TPS finalizes Durant's superintendent contract

The Toledo Public Schools board finalized a five-year contract to make Interim Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant the district's superintendent.

BGSU announces tuition freeze

Good news for Bowling Green State University students and parents: School officials just announced they will be freezing tuition for next school year.

Northwood Schools considering levy for May ballot, after November's failed

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Northwood School District opened the floor to community members to see if they should try another levy, after November's failed by two votes.

Perrysburg School Board approves teacher contracts, compensation plan

On Monday, the Perrysburg Board of Education voted to approve the Perrysburg Educational Association contract, Administrative Compensation Plan, as well as contracts for the superintendent and treasurer.

'Partners with a Purpose' to help struggling TPS students

Toledo Public Schools will now be partnering with several outside organizations to help struggling students. Services provided will range from emotional support systems to providing extra after-school activities.

Teachers gather in Toledo for 40-hour sit-in

Teachers in Toledo are spending this weekend teaching each other how to become better at their job.

BGSU faculty members protest cuts

Friday was a day of protest at Bowling Green State University, not by students, but by unionized faculty members.

BGSU to make 30 faculty cuts

Another round of faculty cuts is coming to Bowling Green State University.

TPS receives SOAR Award for student academic progress

Toledo Public Schools has received a SOAR Award from Battelle for Kids, which acknowledges the district's improved impact on its students' academic progress.

UT partnering with MI community college

The University of Toledo is partnering with a community college in Michigan to make higher education more accessible to others and get the university's name out there.

UT works to help veteran students

The University of Toledo is reaching out to veterans and making itself more non-traditional student-friendly.

Maumee school implements program to curb bad behavior

Students' academic performances can be determined by their behavior, which is why Wayne Trail Elementary School has put a program in place to curb bad behavior.

Maumee elementary school receives award in reading and math

Maumee's Fairfield Elementary School was one of 37 schools statewide to receive the Schools Promise award, recognizing solid achievement in reading and math, while serving economically-disadvantaged students.

New outdoor classroom will bring learning to life in Adrian

A donation is allowing one Adrian school to take learning outside the traditional classroom.

TPS parents learn about new academic standards

Academic requirements have changed at Toledo Public Schools.

College night introduces TPS students to higher education

Toledo Public Schools hosted an event Wednesday night to give their students an opportunity to check out multiple colleges and look at higher education at a younger age.

New committee focuses on local school funding

Staff members in the Sylvania school district launched a new committee to educate the public about school funding. Their first meeting was Wednesday night.

Oct. 2 determines funding for Michigan schools

Wednesday was a big day for school districts in Michigan. Oct. 2 is the state's fall count day.

TPS looks to take over Head Start program

New plans are in the works for Toledo Public Schools and the Head Start program: TPS wants a citywide preschool program.

TPS hosting College Night at UT Wednesday

Toledo Public Schools will host its third annual College Night 2013 at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus Wednesday night.

Teachers reach more learners with iPad technology

Notre Dame Academy is going high-tech. The school just kicked off their new iPad program, giving each student their own iPad to help them learn.

Waterville school receives national honor

Waterville Primary School just won some major bragging rights. They were named a national Blue Ribbon School, and students there beat out every other school in the area to win the title.

Horizon Science Academy - Springfield closes after accident causes power outage

The Horizon Science Academy - Springfield closed early Monday afternoon due to a power failure that shut down school computers and the phone system.

Khan Academy founder speaks at University of Toledo

A man called an ‘education game-changer' by University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs kicked off the university's Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series Tuesday.

Community learning centers opening in three TPS elementaries

Three more Toledo schools are receiving grant money to help students.

Teacher cuts coming without Napoleon levy

Major cuts could be on the way for the Napoleon School district if voters don't approve a levy.

Sylvania students learning with Google Chromebooks

Sylvania students are moving into the digital world with a new initiative that's underway at Sylvania City Schools.

Hot weather hinders learning in classroom

Students and teachers at Blissfield High School had to deal with the high temperatures Tuesday. The older building has no air conditioning.

Magazine ranks Adrian College as 'Top College' in Midwest

Adrian College has moved up in U.S. News and World Report's rankings as a "Regional Top College" for the third consecutive year. It has also landed on the list of "Best Value Schools."

Teachers at Maumee Schools closer to a contract

Teachers at Maumee City Schools have been without a contract for eight months. Now, they may be one step closer to their goal.

TPS and YMCA/JCC team up for preschool, child care

A long-standing partnership between Toledo Public Schools and the YMCA/JCC took a step forward.

Enrollment up at Lenawee County colleges

Enrollment is up at the two major colleges in Lenawee County. Both Sienna Heights University and Adrian College say they have more students on campus this year.

Homework advice for students and parents

The kids are back at school, which means they'll be coming home with work to do. Homework stresses lots of kids, but it doesn't have to be such an emotional burden every night.

TPS 'Golden Apple' program unites senior citizens with students

An effort by Toledo Public Schools is under way to bring students and senior citizens in the area together.