Ohio Public Schools Fall In Ranking For Third Straight Year

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Ohio's public schools are 12th in the country in Education Week's annual rankings.

The publication released its 2013 Quality Counts rankings Thursday. Ohio's overall grade was a B-. Its 79.6% score was up slightly from last year's 79.5%, but Ohio fell among other states for the third straight year. It was 11th in 2012 and 10th in 2011.

The national average score this year was a C+, or 76.9%.

A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Education said the state continues to perform well and remains above the national average.

The report examines a number of factors, including elementary reading scores, high school graduation rates, college completion rates and per-student education spending.

Maryland ranked highest in the survey, followed by Massachusetts, New York and Virginia.