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A requirement for teachers to do externships is gone and there's $80 million more for schools in amendments to the state budget but no news on graduation rates or evaluations as recommended by the Educator Standards Board on OTES.
Amendments to the state budget from the House Finance Committee April 25 include eliminating a proposed requirement for colleges to pay for textbooks. But they make changes that will increase student debt.
Ohio voucher expansion bill met with concern, Congress attempts to create federal vouchers
Last week's state Senate Education Committee hearing on Senate Bill 85 - to expand vouchers so more public dollars could be used to pay for private school tuition, mirroring the wrong-minded agenda of U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos - caused concern among sponsor Sen. Matt Huffman’s fellow Republicans.
S. 1651: Social Security Fairness Act of 2015 introduced by Senator Brown in 2015.
Five OFT members and leaders will serve on the Senate's newly formed Testing Advisory Committee. Beyond a reduction in hours, though, OFT strongly advocates for a more thoughtful discussion about the purpose of testing and whether the right tests are being used.