Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio releases the first state report cards for school districts since Gov. Ted Strickland appointed a new state superintendent and announced his education policy overhaul.
The scores being released Tuesday will serve as the benchmark for how much Strickland accomplishes in fixing the state's ailing public school system.
Some districts have posted their results early.
Officials in Cleveland and Dayton say those systems both received grades equivalent to a "D" and remain on academic watch.
Cleveland schools CEO Eugene Sanders sees bright spots, including better than expected gains in math and reading by fourth through eighth graders.
Dayton superintendent Kurt Stanic says the report indicates his district also is moving in the right direction.
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