Ohio academic data is now out after being delayed by a student-attendance investigation. Cincinnati dropped a category from Effective to Continuous Improvement. Superintendent Mary Ronan has a plan to improve the district's academic report card.
"We really would have liked to have stayed effective but in order to do this our performance index or final grade would have to be 90 and it was 88.5."
Ronan says the district's focus is now firmly on implementing new and more rigorous academic standards.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital is announcing what it says could be the biggest breakthrough in muscular dystrophy treatment in years. A patient at Children's is believed to be the first in the nation with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to have a device implanted to help his heart pump blood to the body long-term.