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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Several public schools in Cleveland received strong grades on new state report cards this week, even as straight Fs for the city school district wiped out hopes for good news as it campaigns to extend a tax increase that voters passed in 2012.

District schools and charter schools alike scored better than the overall district, and a few received grades worthy of boasts.

Five schools in the new ACCEL charter school chain stood out by earning  A grades for Value-Added, Ohio’s measure of academic progress. Those schools helped students learn much more than expected during the school year.

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