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  • Ohio governor OKs 4 extra 'snow days' for schools

    Ohio governor OKs 4 extra 'snow days' for schools

    A group of fifth-grade students plans to watch Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) sign a bill giving Ohio schools four extra calamity days.
    Ohio schools will receive four extra calamity days this year under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. John Kasich under the watchful eye of a group of fifth-grade students.
  • Monroe Public Schools extends school year

    Monroe Public Schools extends school year

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:10:10 GMT
    The Monroe Public Schools' school year has been extended through at least June 18, due to state requirements following the loss of 15 days of school due to weather related closings. In a news release
    The Monroe Public Schools' school year has been extended through at least June 18, due to state requirements following the loss of 15 days of school due to weather related closings. In a news release
  • Will calamity days affect OGT scores?

    Will calamity days affect OGT scores?

    This week high school students are taking the Ohio Graduation Test. Many students have lost close to three weeks of class time, but it was imperative they take the OGT test this to allow seniors to walk in June. The question is: Will test scores suffer?
  • Parents wait for state action on calamity days

    Parents wait for state action on calamity days

    Many Ohio parents are in limbo, waiting to hear how long their children will be in school this year. The rough winter has forced schools across the state to close several times.
  • Ohio Senate puts own mark on calamity-day measure

    Ohio Senate puts own mark on calamity-day measure

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 3:49 PM EST2014-02-26 20:49:26 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Senate plans to vote Wednesday on a proposal to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the winter season's weather, provided they first use
    The Ohio Senate plans to vote Wednesday on a proposal to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the winter season's weather, provided they first use five days they already have scheduled for contingencies.
  • Superintendents watching calamity bill in Ohio Senate

    Superintendents watching calamity bill in Ohio Senate

    The Ohio House passed a bill which would give Ohio schools four additional calamity days. The bill will soon go to the senate. Today we talked with area superintendents to get their reaction to the proposal.
  • Ohio House OKs 4 more calamity days due to weather

    Ohio House OKs 4 more calamity days due to weather

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 4:46 PM EST2014-02-19 21:46:21 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio House has approved a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the winter season's extreme weather.    A compromise requires teachers to
    The Ohio House has approved a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the winter season's extreme weather.
  • Oregon stacks up 15 calamity days

    Oregon stacks up 15 calamity days

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 5:09 PM EST2014-02-18 22:09:44 GMT
    Each snow day comes with a price and Oregon schools has 15. Oregon Superintendent Dr. Lonny Rivera made the call to cancel school at 5 am this morning.He tells 13 ABC, "We knew for sure we would have
    Each snow day comes with a price, and Oregon schools now has 15. Oregon Superintendent Dr. Lonny Rivera made the call to cancel school at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
  • Calamity day update

    Calamity day update

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 2:43 PM EST2014-02-18 19:43:11 GMT
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    Area schools are now all for the most part in double digits when it comes to calamity days for the winter of 2014.
  • Districts still waiting to see if Ohio will add more snow days

    Districts still waiting to see if Ohio will add more snow days

    Friday, February 14 2014 6:08 PM EST2014-02-14 23:08:37 GMT
    As you know most districts around the region are running a deficit when it comes to snow days. There is legislation on the table that will forgive a handful of the days but it's been delayed. The bill
    As you know most districts around the region are running a deficit when it comes to snow days. There is legislation on the table that will forgive a handful of the days but it's been delayed. The bill in the state house would give school districts up to an extra four calamity days but a vote has been put off until next week.
  • TPS changes schedule to accommodate calamity days

    TPS changes schedule to accommodate calamity days

    Friday, February 14 2014 4:46 PM EST2014-02-14 21:46:42 GMT
    Toledo Public Schools leaders have announced changes to the school calendar to accommodate all the snow days accumulated. Superintendent Dr. Romulus Durant decided to cancel all the pre-scheduled district-wide
    Toledo Public Schools leaders have announced changes to the school calendar to accommodate all the snow days accumulated.
  • Ohio schools given more time for achievement tests

    Ohio schools given more time for achievement tests

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 10:56 PM EST2014-02-12 03:56:06 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Schools will get an extra week to administer required state achievement tests to third- through eighth-graders due to the effects of severe winter weather that has delayed and canceled
    Schools will get an extra week to administer required state achievement tests to third- through eighth-graders due to the effects of severe winter weather that has delayed and canceled classes, Ohio's state superintendent said Tuesday.
  • Schools consider options after exhausting calamity days

    Schools consider options after exhausting calamity days

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 5:04 PM EST2014-02-04 22:04:54 GMT
    As we prepare for yet another blast of winter weather, districts are scrambling to come up with plans to make up work. Nearly every school district in the area has used up its allotted number of calamity
    As we prepare for yet another blast of winter weather, districts are scrambling to come up with plans to make up work. Nearly every school district in the area has used up its allotted number of calamity days.
  • Snow days not a calamity?

    Snow days not a calamity?

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:17 PM EST2014-01-29 22:17:13 GMT
    School districts are struggling with the weather and making sure students learn what they need to know. The the concern over calling too many snow days may be overblown. So far this winter, Toledo Public
    A Harvard study argues school districts are better off declaring snow day cancellations than opening during bad weather.
  • TPS Calamity Days

    TPS Calamity Days

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 4:46 PM EST2014-01-28 21:46:56 GMT
    Toledo Public Schools today said it has a plan to make up school days that have been lost because of the weather.So far, TPS has used seven calamity days.  That's two more than the State of Ohio currently
    TPS outlines plans for calamity days.
  • Governor wants more calamity days for schools

    Governor wants more calamity days for schools

    Monday, January 27 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-01-27 22:41:49 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Several Ohio lawmakers have proposed letting school districts take up to four additional weather-related days off this year, following a call from the governor. Republican state
    Several Ohio lawmakers have proposed letting school districts take up to four additional weather-related days off this year, following a call from the governor.
  • Schools exhaust calamity days; hope for waivers from state

    Schools exhaust calamity days; hope for waivers from state

    165 local schools were delayed or closed Friday because of the frigid temperatures. Many local schools have no calamity days left, or have already exceeded the allotted days. Now the superintendents are hoping the state will cut the districts some slack.
  • Arctic blast burns up school calamity days

    Arctic blast burns up school calamity days

    Students in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan got an unexpected extended holiday break. Most schools used three calamity days this week alone because of the arctic blast.
  • Superintendents brainstorm ways to make up days

    Superintendents brainstorm ways to make up days

    Most area schools have surpassed their allotted five calamity days. 13abc's Kristian Brown spent the day with a few superintendents to see what they are planning to do to make up the days.
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  • University to move big tree for building project

    University to move big tree for building project

    Plans for a $135 million addition to the University of Michigan's business school include moving a 65-foot-tall tree that's thought to be more than 200 years old.
    Plans for a $135 million addition to the University of Michigan's business school include moving a 65-foot-tall tree that's thought to be more than 200 years old.
  • Waterloo Elementary in contest for $25,000 playground

    Waterloo Elementary in contest for $25,000 playground

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:34:23 GMT
    Students at Waterloo Elementary in Monroe, MI, are in need of a new playground, and they're hoping you can help. They're sharing a video online to generate support. Waterloo is one of 12 finalists in a contest to win a 25-thousand dollar playground. It's called "Fuel The Cause," and it's put on by Bridgestone. Waterloo is one of five elementary schools in Monroe and it has the highest poverty rate of them all, at 80%. You can vote for the playground transformation at http://www.bridgestonetir...
    Students at Waterloo Elementary in Monroe, MI, are in need of a new playground, and they're hoping you can help. They're sharing a video online to generate support. Waterloo is one of 12 finalists in a contest to win a 25-thousand dollar playground. It's called "Fuel The Cause," and it's put on by Bridgestone. Waterloo is one of five elementary schools in Monroe and it has the highest poverty rate of them all, at 80%. You can vote for the playground transformation at http://www.bridgestonetir...
  • Michigan's North Campus to get $6.9M face-lift

    Michigan's North Campus to get $6.9M face-lift

    The University of Michigan's North Campus is in line for a $6.9 million outdoor face-lift.
    The University of Michigan's North Campus is in line for a $6.9 million outdoor face-lift.
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  • Amanda Bacon sentenced to life in prison

    Amanda Bacon sentenced to life in prison

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:54:03 GMT
    A judge has sentenced Amanda Bacon to life in prison for the murder of her infant son. A jury found the Toledo woman guilty on murder and child endangerment charges last week.
    A judge has sentenced Amanda Bacon to life in prison for the murder of her infant son. A jury found the Toledo woman guilty on murder and child endangerment charges last week.
  • Toledo Zoo in running for best in the U.S.

    Toledo Zoo in running for best in the U.S.

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:16:00 GMT
    The Toledo Zoo is in the running to be named the best in the country.
    The Toledo Zoo is in the running to be named the best in the country.
  • Firefighters battle two separate fires

    Firefighters battle two separate fires

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:47:08 GMT
    Toledo Fire Department battled two separate fires on Thursday morning.
    Toledo Fire Department battled two separate fires on Thursday morning.