Education

Education
7:35 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Ohio House Passes Report Card Bill, Heads to Senate Next

There has long been talk of updating the way Ohio grades its schools. The current report cards rely on a complicated evaluation system that many say is imperfect. But, yesterday the Ohio House approved a bill that would simplify and toughen that report card system.

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Education
8:30 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Bill Would Give Ohio Schools More Flexibility

Sponsors say a bill passed by the Ohio House would give school districts more flexibility in making up snow days and other lost time.

The bill would change state law regarding the time students must spend in school. It would require them to spend a minimum number of hours in school each year instead of a minimum number of days.

House Bill 191 changes the minimum school year from 182 days to 455 hours for half-day kindergarten, 910 hours for grades one through six, and 1001 hours for grades seven through 12.

Education
9:14 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Ohio Education System Fails Certain Populations

New data from the federal government puts Ohio in the middle of the pack when it comes to high school graduation rates. Ohio’s graduation rate stands at 80 percent.  As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, a demographic breakdown of the data shows Ohio is failing certain populations.

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Education
12:17 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Learn to Earn Aims to Improve College Readiness

A new education initiative has launched in Dayton. At an event yesterday, hundreds of community and business leaders gathered for Learn to Earn. The goal is to bring together education and community members to provide students with an education that will equip them to go on to college. It will give a specific focus to high poverty areas to improve kindergarten readiness, third grade reading proficiency, 9th to 10th grade transitions and college enrollment. The nonprofit organization aims to increase the percentage of students with college degrees from 34% currently to 50% by 2025.

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Education
7:04 am
Wed November 21, 2012

College Readiness Exam Replacing Ohio Grad Test

State education leaders have agreed to replace the Ohio Graduation Test with a nationally standardized college readiness test, such as the ACT, and 10 subject-area exams.

The college readiness test could be offered free to all Ohio sophomores as soon as next year under the timeline announced Tuesday by the state Education Department, Board of Regents and state school board.

That test and the 10 subject-area exams that replace the OGT would be required by the 2014-15 school year.

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