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Approximately 1,700 kindergarten students applied for the Educational Choice Scholarship Program, or EdChoice Scholarship under an expansion to the program passed as part of the FY 2014-2015 budget.
Language included in the new state budget guarantees that first-time GED® test takers will not have to pay any additional money when costs for the new computer-based version triple in 2014.
The State Board of Education Graduation Committee will meet three times during the next six weeks to review and revise Ohio high school graduation requirements.
The Department of Education today released simulated report card grades for Ohio’s new career-technical education accountability system. The new rating system is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation to use A to F letter grades and to exceed the requirements of the federal Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act.
The Ohio Department Education announced Monday that it is allocating a total of $19 million to minimize the impact of federal sequestration cuts on Ohio schools. The sequestration and its resulting cuts in federal education funding are the result of acts passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2011 and 2012.