The Ohio Graduation Tests will soon be no
more. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and Board of Regents have
agreed to establish tougher tests with a focus on preparing students for
college and beyond.
In a Cincinnati neighborhood plagued by
high rates of blight, poverty and crime, the new $18.4 million Robert A.
Taft Information Technology High School in the West End couldn’t offer a
more contrasting narrative. While city police book killers and other
suspected felons right next door, Taft students are enriching their
minds in nine computer labs and exploring the world through wall-to-wall