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State takeovers for failing schools are rare in Ohio
Problems in Cleveland and Lorain may add two more to the short list
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Adrienne O'Neill heads the Stark Education Partnership and commission in the state that has taken over a failing school district.
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The most recent state report cards put Cleveland and Lorain on the short list of school districts facing partial state takeovers. The mechanism of the state takeover has only happened in one other school district in Ohio – Youngstown. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with the woman who heads the Academic Distress Commission trying to pull Youngstown schools out of academic emergency.
A Q and A with the head of the state's only academic distress commission

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