Just filed my story for tomorrow on Akron's 2009-2010 state report card, which was summarized for the Akron school board on Monday. Official public release date for report cards statewide is Friday.
The Ellet cluster is the first in APS history to have all of its schools rated effective or excellent.
The new STEM middle school led all middle schools in 6th grade math, but math overall took a hit, perhaps because the district was too focused on improving reading last year, which it did for 5th through 8th grades.
Math is going to get a lot tougher for this year's incoming 9th graders. They'll be the first class required to pass Algebra II (instead of just Algebra I) to graduate high school.