Eric Gordon gives his State of the Schools Address

(Cleveland) - Grades for each school district have been released by the Ohio Department of Education.  

The 2017-2018 Ohio school report cards assigns an overall grade using an "A" to "F" scale, factoring in state test achievements and graduation rates.  

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District remained at an "F" grade.  

The district did show improvement on the performance index, where they moved from an "F" to a "D". 

However, in his state of the schools address before the City Club, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, district CEO Eric Gordon claims the schools are are showing steady improvement, despite low marks on the state's annual report card. 

He believes the state's findings don't tell the entire story. Gordon told the audience that Rome was not built in a day, but was constructed brick by brick, and that improvements and reforms will take time.  

 Gordon contends, improvements are being made, reporting that graduation rates are up 2.5 percent, to a record high of 74.6 percent. 

He says more 3rd graders are meeting the state's reading guarantee expectations, but he admits additional work needs to be done.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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