Blog Posts, Ohio Graduation Series

What’s Up with Ohio’s New Graduation Requirements

Last week I attended the State Board of Education meeting for additional insight into Ohio’s New Graduation Requirements. Below are some important updates.   Clarification on Industry Credentials (when used as competency alternative)  In August, ODE released two handouts schools can share with families (Earning an Ohio High School Diploma for Classes of 2021 and 2022,… Continue reading What’s Up with Ohio’s New Graduation Requirements

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Supporting ADULTS so each YOUTH Thrives

Each Child Our Future, Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education, hits the nail on the head with its whole child perspective.  We know more and more Ohio students are facing poverty and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which cause barriers to learning. In the last 10 years, Ohio has seen a 37% increase in childhood poverty. … Continue reading Supporting ADULTS so each YOUTH Thrives

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Day of Innovation Highlights

Wow! What a great event. Yesterday, we co-hosted a Day of Innovation with Inventionland Institute and Reynoldsburg City Schools. Visitors from across the state joined us to see Reynoldsburg's new - and FABULOUS -Inventionland Innovation Lab at Hannah Ashton Middle School. Hannah Ashton Middle School, Reynoldsburg, OH What happens at a Day of Innovation? We… Continue reading Day of Innovation Highlights

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Panicked or Purposeful: How are you planning for Ohio’s new graduation requirements?

As a former high school principal of both a traditional high school (Maysville - Go Panthers!) and a dropout recovery high school (Foxfire ROCKS), my blood pressure skyrockets over changing graduation requirements. When wearing those hats, I too experienced sleepless nights because my mind refused to stop worrying about how the changes would affect MY… Continue reading Panicked or Purposeful: How are you planning for Ohio’s new graduation requirements?

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Task Force considers draft diploma seal guidance

At its recent High School Graduation and Redesign Task Force meeting, the Ohio Department of Education shared draft diploma seal guidance and received terrific feedback from Task Force members. ODE staff is now refining guidance based on the Task Force’s feedback and will share revised versions at the November State Board of Education meeting. At… Continue reading Task Force considers draft diploma seal guidance