Tags: kasich | education | ohio

Ohio Gov. Kasich to Sign Sweeping Education Changes

Monday, 25 Jun 2012 10:59 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich is scheduled to sign a sweeping education bill into law Monday that strengthens academic standards of the state’s public schools, gets rid of failing charter schools, and makes dozens of other policy changes.
 
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, under the tough, results-driven bill, third-graders could be held back up to two years to improve reading skills and teachers who are considered ineffective in the class room will have to undergo retesting and further training to keep their certifications.
 
The bill also includes provisions to provide more help to special needs students, including a requirement that they get eye exams.
 
The measure was approved by the Senate last month. But Republicans stalled it in the state House for nearly three weeks because they said they wanted more time to study it.
 
In the end, a GOP provision was removed from the final bill that would have allowed the creation of up to 16 tax-funded charter schools for gifted students. In addition, a GOP provision was also struck from the measure that would have continued tax exemptions for charter schools that serve dropouts.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Passengers Push Plane on Icy Russian Runway (With Help of a Tractor)

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 20:45 PM

Passengers on a Russian plane got off to push the aircraft to help get it on the runway after it began slipping on ice i . . .

Bernie Tiede, Convicted Murderer Mortician, to Get New Sentencing

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 17:39 PM

Bernie Tiede, the mortician who was convicted of killing his companion Marjorie Nugent in 1996, will receive a new sente . . .

Chrysler Pentastar Logo Getting Phased Out With FCA Formation

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 15:51 PM

Chrysler's iconic Pentastar logo is being phased out as the company introduces a new logo in keeping with the newly form . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved