Ohio public schools make a difference every day! Below are some quick facts about the great things happening every day:

• Public schools serve more than 1.8 million students in Ohio. Ohio has the sixth-largest public school system in the country.

• Public schools employ more than 245,000 Ohioans full time.

• Ohio public schools continue to improve their designations on the Local Report Cards, with 536 districts (87.9%) rated effective or higher in 2009-2010, compared wto 518 (85%) in 2007-2008 and 491 (80.5%) in 2005-2006.

• According to ODE, 40.1% of Ohio's charter schools are failing, whereas only 1.5% of public schools are in academic emergency or watch.

Download the fact sheets below to learn how public schools are making a difference:

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