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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
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David Hall and Tony Helms watched closely as Geneva County voting officials canvassed votes from last Tuesday. It took less than an hour for the votes to be certified and Helms to be officially declaredMore >>
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Here in Ohio, the
Department of Education allows for five calamity days.
Schools, Oak Hills, and Sycamore Community Schools have all used six while
Lakota has taken a whopping eight and we're still in January.
University Professor Joshua Goodman was asked by the Massachusetts Department
of Education to conduct a comprehensive study measuring the effect calamity
days have on test scores. It turns out the impact is minimal.
The study finds that when schools close
because of snow or freezing conditions, teachers simply push back lesson plans.
That's the case at Northern Kentucky's Dayton School District, which has used up
all of its snow days. Superintendent Jay Brewer tells FOX19 that days taken off
now won't negatively impact test scores at year's end because they have to test
within the last 14 days of the school year and every time a day gets pushed
back the testing window gets pushed back as well.
Meanwhile, Professor Goodman found something else -- something that surprised him.
Keeping kids home on winter days when the weather is bad, but not so bad that
schools are forced to close, does in fact lower test scores.
thing for student achievement is not for the school to close but for the school
to stay open and to have half the students absent," Goodman tells FOX19.
The bottom line is this: When it
comes to test scores, attendance matters, no matter how bad the weather.