In his first State of the State speech, Gov. Mike DeWine discussed early childhood education, expanded wrap-around services, K-12 substance abuse prevention education, social-emotional learning and workforce development.
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Representatives Cupp and Patterson outlined their plan to revamp the state school funding formula to the State Board of Education.
Gov. John Kasich signed a total of 32 bills into law
The Ohio General Assembly passed H.B.491, creating alternative graduation requirements for the classes of 2019 and 2020. The bill has now moved to Gov. Kasich for signature.
Philanthropy Ohio Publishes Education Policy Briefs
Philanthropy Ohio has developed briefing papers aimed at helping Ohio’s key stakeholders plot a clear direction for the future of education and improved student success
Ohio is expected to ban most suspensions and expulsions for our youngest students.
State Board passes strategic plan for education, “EachChild=Our Future,” laying out a framework for the state’s educational goals, strategies and guiding principles.
School Board Approves Report Card Absenteeism Indicator
The State Board of Education approved the measurement of absenteeism as an indicator on school report cards as proposed in the state’s ESSA plan.
2017 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Assessments
Key findings from the Nation’s Report Card, including Ohio results are here.
Ohio Senate Oks K-12 Deregulation and More
The chamber unanimously backed Sen. Matt Huffman's education deregulation legislation, Senate Bill 216, lifting numerous mandates on school districts and making it easier to comply with others, such as by consolidating the numerous reports schools are required to submit.