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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

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NEW (and FREE!) Resources for Class of 2020 Graduation

Did you know Class of 2020 students may begin their capstone or work/service efforts THIS SUMMER! In our recent blog Operation Graduation: Get Ready for the Class of 2020, we shared information on the state's proposed changes to graduation requirements.  The most recent ODE guidance stated that students may begin this work during the summer… Continue reading NEW (and FREE!) Resources for Class of 2020 Graduation

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EEP Partners Win $2.5M for ‘Expanding Opportunities’

Last month, the Ohio Department of Education announced the winners of the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child (EOEC Round 2), direct student services grant.  This grant, which is funded through a portion of the State’s federal Title funds, was designed to give greater access to advanced coursework and career pathways, and increase enrollment for low-income… Continue reading EEP Partners Win $2.5M for ‘Expanding Opportunities’

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Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence (The Smidt Foundation)

The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding skilled trades teachers and programs in U.S. public high schools. Eligible applicants are those who teach skilled trades classes that emphasize the expert use of tools and materials to build or repair products and structures, and which lead to high-demand and high-wage careers.… Continue reading Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence (The Smidt Foundation)

Blog Posts, Ohio Graduation Series

Operation Graduation: Get ready for Class of 2020

Ohio is in the midst of significant changes to high school graduation requirements.  This winter, the Ohio legislature approved new graduation options for the classes of 2019 and 2020, allowing more time for the State Board of Education and legislature to plan for the new requirements for the classes of 2021 and beyond.  Since the… Continue reading Operation Graduation: Get ready for Class of 2020