Education

  Whitmer High School students work with surgical robots

Whitmer high school students learned how technology is changing the way surgeons do their jobs on Wednesday.

Imagination station bird house program runs through Sunday

PENTA hosts SkillsUSA competition

Toledo organization works to empower neighbors in case of an active shooter situation

Students display diversity at Springfield High School assembly

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

Owens Community College president wants to eliminate the Community College Stigma

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

Slippery streets cause school to be closed for fourth day in a row

TPS closes Friday due to weather and street conditions

Bowling Green Superintendent takes on school closing singing challenge

The ‘elements’ of style showcased in fashion show in the name of STEM

UT, BGSU prepare students for possibility of classes canceled because of extreme cold

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.

Rossford is building an all-inclusive handicap playground

The city is building an all-inclusive handicap friendly playground at Veterans Memorial Park.

  New grant helps Toledo students achieve literacy

A locally rooted business is looking to further literacy and brighten the futures of students in our area.

TPS meal programs will not be impacted by Federal government shutdown

If the federal government does not reopen before the meal funding runs out, TPS will then pay for the meals out of the general fund so that parents and students will not be affected at all.

Tecumseh school board urges community to unite after separation with superintendent

University of Findlay holds week long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr .

Hollywood artist and author visit University of Findlay

Time capsule discovered during St. Wendelin School demolition in Fostoria

Ohio teen earns perfect scores on college entrance exams

Program promises scholarships to Cleveland school graduates

  Manufacturing students use skills, save district money

Toledo Public Schools students are saving the district and taxpayers thousands of dollars. They're also learning at the same time.

NDA students travel to Washington D.C. for March of Life

While in D.C., students will attend the Life is Good rally and mass ahead of the march.

Wetlands in Wood County to be restored

It’s hard to believe that the yawning farm fields of Wood County were once a woods, thick woods and a swamp, black swamp. Those 20 acres are about to return to nature.

TPS holds Career Connect Expo for students

Toledo Public Schools is trying something new this year to give students exposure to different career paths.

BGSU opens lab that makes Ohio a national leader in criminal investigations

The technology now available, is virtually identical to what Ohio BCI uses to investigate crimes.

Otsego Superintendent gets certified to drive school buses

Adam said that as a superintendent, it was important for him to get this certification in order to appreciate all the jobs that go into running a school.

Toledo introduces program to offer free Pre-K for students

The City of Toledo is taking strides at improving the education of its kids through a new program that won't cost taxpayers anything. The program is based solely on private donations.

Randy Gardner named Ohio’s new Chancellor of the Department of Higher Education

Gardner will oversee the state’s public colleges and universities.

Toledo Edison says don’t touched a down power line, even if you think it’s dead

With the weather getting colder and wind speeds picking up, power outages and down power lines are becoming more common.

Perrysburg Schools Foundation receives $1M gift - largest in its history

Estate of lifelong Perrysburg resident Mary Cranker to create endowed fund for elementary arts education

Gardner tapped to lead Ohio higher education; DeWine to announce additional Cabinet picks

Sen. Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green) confirmed to WTOL that he has been named chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education by DeWine. This comes on the heels of being named Ohio Senate Majority Leader.

School districts are still seeing cars pass stopped school buses

Local districts are still seeing a problem with drivers wizzing by stoped buses.

UT researchers develop method, saving millions in road resurfacing

There's always pavement to resurface in Ohio, but when the Department of Transportation noticed something didn't seem quite right in calculating just how thick the asphalt should be, it called in researchers at the University of Toledo to crunch some numbers.

How to keep your family safe from Norovirus

Norovirus is a sicknesses that we often forget about. It’s an illness that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea.

New backpack rule for TPS high school students goes in effect Tuesdsay

The district will now require all students to leave backpacks in their lockers during school hours.

Swanton senior raises $2K for Victory Center, Baskets of Care

But for Xavier, this fight doesn't end now. It's only getting started.

Daughter Project works to help sex trafficking victims

The goal is to lead children and women on their long journey to recovery.

Michigan counties face issues dealing with marijuana

Voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana by a wide margin back in November.

New exhibit at Mazza Museum showcases the hands of artist

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum has showcased the original artwork of children’s books for years. But a new exhibit will now show you the hands that created that art as well.

TPS gearing up for cursive coming back to the classroom

The legislation requires the Ohio Department of Education to develop and adopt a model curriculum in cursive handwriting instruction. Then districts can decide whether they want to implement it.

Local school may soon close due to‘F’ in state report card

The Maritime Academy of Toledo received an "F" in the most recent Ohio School Report Card and now runs the risk of being closed.

Local student earns full ride to Columbia University

While the senior has every reason to be excited and share his news, staff say it couldn’t have happened to a better kid.

Detecting fake email threats

Cyber security experts say just because there are many ways to detect a fake email threat, nothing is for sure. You should still report something if you feel threatened by it because it is better to be safe than sorry.

Napoleon schools add stop-arm cameras to catch law-breaking drivers

There’s growing concern about drivers passing stopped school buses. Locally, one school district is working to stop the problem by helping authorities catch law-breakers.

Federal loan will help Heidelberg University complete 7 different campus projects

More than $36 million has been awarded to Heidelberg University in Tiffin.

Tiffin University to offer their first Ph. D degree

The degree is called “Global Leadership and Change," and is developed for adult professionals in many fields.

Reporting suspicious online activity can help investigators keep you and the community safe

The arrest of Damon Joseph and Elizabeth LeCron came from investigations following social media posts, which you can do too.

Christ the King School closed for Wednesday, December 12

Christ the King School, near Franklin Park Mall in Toledo is closed Tuesday due to a water break.

Bowling Alley fires some of the most dangerous, challenging for firefighters

Fire fighters say bowling alleys pose a high fire risk. It comes down to two things: The construction design of the building and the flammable materials inside.

Black Swamp Bird Observatory receives $35K local grant for education program

The goal of these classes is to connect children with nature who may not have had an opportunity to experience the outdoors before.

Perrysburg students learn about service from late President George H.W. Bush

History teacher Wade Kuns, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the Ohio Air National Guard, said there’s a lot for the students to learn from the late President.

One parent encouraged Rossford Schools to launch anonymous bullying report

The new feature is available on the district’s website.

Perrysburg High School student charged with inducing panic

The student allegedly made a threat, which was determined not to be credible.

Local school board members urge state leaders to support House Bill 630 for graduating students

House Bill 630 would extend the option for more graduation paths for students graduating in the next three years.

Terra State to open Career Leadership Center, continues Workforce Scholarship program

The center will offer training and assistance to not only students, but current working professional as well to help develop soft skills and other skills to help them gain better upward mobility for potential manager or supervisory positions.

Give the gift of reading for Christmas

In today’s digital age, the staff of the Mazza Museum in Findlay, which host original artwork of children’s books from around the world, think there needs to be more books under the tree this year.

Start principal placed on unpaid administrative leave

The TPS board voted to suspend the principal of Start High School, Edward Perozek, without pay for three days.This suspension will begin on Wednesday.

LeBron James returned to Akron’s I Promise School before Cavs, Lakers game

James dropped in to visit students on Wednesday during his return to Northeast Ohio.

  Voters renew both TPS levies; what’s next for the district?

School leaders are thanking voters for their support on Election Day and telling them what they will do next.

2 potentially threatening messages at Ottawa Hills school deemed ‘not credible’

"As with the first threat, we do not view this second one as a credible threat. Nonetheless, we take school safety very seriously," school officials wrote.

Start High School teacher accused of assaulting student with baseball bat; teacher disputes claim

The teacher is currently on paid leave until the school’s internal investigation is complete. The matter is not under police investigation.

Annual Taste of the States student event sells out

Seniors in the culinary program, pick one of the 50 states and then create two to three entree’s that would be popular there.

Here’s what’s on the ballot for TPS

School leaders assure taxpayers this renewal does not mean new taxes. You will pay the same amount they have been paying in the past, which for the average Toledo homeowner is about $20.

See a blue pumpkin tonight? Teal Pumpkin Project aims to accommodate children with food allergies

Tricker-or-treaters who do come across a teal pumpkin should know that, that means the house is providing treats for those with food allergies.

BG Middle School art teacher resigns

At a meeting on Tuesday, it was learned the Bowling Green Middle School art teacher Dylan Stark has resigned.

TPS developing medical magnet school

TPS leaders are partnering with UT and ProMedica to open a pre-med high school.

Cardinal Stritch school closed Friday for disinfection

There is no indication that the infection has spread to any other students or that any other students are at risk.

Neighbors learn about Toledo’s first medical marijuana dispensary

Toledo neighbors fired off questions for Green Thumb Industries Thursday night during a community watch The company currently operates 14 retail cannabis dispensaries five planned for Ohio.

Patients with arthritis may start looking to their own bodies for healing

Nearly 9 out of 10 individuals suffering from at least one episode of debilitating chronic pain could soon be seeking out ways to heal better and faster.

Local schools close for Thursday

The district’s superintendent said this is because of a sewer issue.

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.

Some school levies on November ballot aim to amp security

November elections are less than a month away and a lot of school levies are on the ballot across the northwest Ohio area. Schools like Washington Local, Sylvania, Findlay and Springfield schools just to name a few.

Perrysburg High School seniors volunteer around the community

Perrysburg High School seniors got the chance to skip class for a special reason. The school held its second annual “Jackets Giving Back” day, which took students to 30 different spots in Northwest Ohio to volunteer.

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

Although the fire is leaving students without a home, there were no injuries and the speediness of their TFD's response to the fire most likely saved a large majority of the complex.

Historic St. Wendelin school building to be demolished

A piece of Fostoria’s history will soon be gone and you can get one last chance to say farewell.

Bedford Schools look to upgrade buildings with bond proposal

Bedford Public Schools is looking to the community to pass a bond initiative to help improve some of their more than 50-year-old buildings.

Hunger banquet in Perrysburg teaches locals about world hunger

The Hunger Banquet at Zoar Lutheran Church gave students and members of the Perrysburg community a hands on, interactive opportunity to see how others live through the power of a meal.

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

The candlelight walk is the schools kick off for all of their year-round drug prevention activities.