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Tucker: Lorain district can 'do better'


LORAIN -- A plan to remove Lorain Schools from academic emergency and avoid a state academic takeover in three years was outlined by Superintendent Tom Tucker Tuesday.

Tucker told Board of Education members at their meeting that the school district is intensifying math and reading tutoring and increasing accountability and efficiency of administrators. The district was unofficially designated in academic emergency late last year after meeting just one of the standards on the Ohio Department of Education's annual report card. Tucker said the key to improvement was better cooperation between administrators, teachers and parents.

"Unless we talk to one another, observe one another and help one another, nothing's going to change," he said in his 55-minute State of the Schools speech. "We can do better."

See Wednesday's Chronicle-Telegram for the full story.

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