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Additional Resources for Transitioning to New Graduation Requirements

This summer, as we traveled Ohio holding Operation Graduation Design Labs (OGDL), it was clear that districts and schools are interested in resources to help them effectively transition to Ohio’s new graduation requirements. Two recent blogs New Graduation Requirements Approved with Funding Opportunities To Support Alignment and Graduation Requirements: Updated Guidance provide detailed information to… Continue reading Additional Resources for Transitioning to New Graduation Requirements

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ODE Begins Rolling Out Graduation Guidance

Our team at EnvisionEdPlus and our partners have had a lot of fun this summer working with schools to find solutions for students in the Class of 2020 who are not yet on track for on-time graduation. Our Operation Graduation Design Labs have brought together about 350 participants so far from all corners of Ohio… Continue reading ODE Begins Rolling Out Graduation Guidance

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After-School Program Grants Can Be Critical Part of Comprehensive Support for At-Risk Students

Congratulations to our partners and friends who were awarded new or continuing 21st Century Community Learning Center grants this morning! These federal funds will support amazing opportunities for at-risk youth. Our partners won $4.25 million in new after-school program grants. A+ Arts Academy was awarded two grants, for one elementary and one middle school program.… Continue reading After-School Program Grants Can Be Critical Part of Comprehensive Support for At-Risk Students

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New Graduation Requirements Approved with Funding Opportunities To Support Alignment

When Governor DeWine signed HB 166, the state’s budget biennial budget, it had implications for high school graduation well beyond 2020 and 2021.  Ohio’s new graduation requirements, officially beginning with the Class of 2023 (incoming Freshman this fall) are the culmination of years of input through public testimony, think tanks and task forces, but are… Continue reading New Graduation Requirements Approved with Funding Opportunities To Support Alignment

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Ohio Biennial Budget Watch

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed its version of the Ohio Biennial Budget (HB 166) by an overwhelming majority.  This includes a $675 million increase in K-12 funding. The Legislative Service Commission (LSC) provides a great comparison document which shows the similarities and differences between the Governor’s budget and the version approved by the… Continue reading Ohio Biennial Budget Watch