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Kids are back in class all over Ohio, and this year’s incoming freshman have a new set of standards they’ll have to meet to graduate in four years.

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Education is a major issue in the gubernatorial race. 

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Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine has unveiled his new education plan, which includes cutting the amount of state standardized testing.  

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State officials have unveiled a five-year plan aimed at helping students succeed after graduating from high school. 

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School districts around the state were forced to change their standardized testing schedules because of a system malfunction earlier this week.  

Standardized testing is expected to resume today at some Ohio schools after login problems with the online system were reported. 

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The Ohio Board of Education on Tuesday voted to allow the classes of 2019 and 2020 the same alternative options for earning a high school diploma as this year's seniors.

Early test results are showing academic progress by Ohio's public school students. 

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Ohio Schools Superintendent Paolo DeMaria plans to wait until September to submit the state's education plan to the federal government under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

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A new report suggests a high school graduation crisis could be coming in Ohio.

Ohio House Republicans Debate Cutting PARCC Testing

Apr 20, 2015

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House want to stop the state from using the education tests known as the PARCC.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed a bill designed to protect students from the academic impacts of new proficiency tests. 

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Many Ohio parents are opting their kids out of new standardized tests based on the Common Core standards.

Legislators Listening To Concerns About Time Spent On Standardized Tests

Mar 4, 2015

  If you talk to a school student, a teacher or a parent these days, you are likely to hear one complaint loud and clear. They often argue there is too much testing under new federal education standards. Lawmakers are also hearing that message. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on what they are doing about it. 

The Ohio Department of Education has released a report recommending a cutback in the amount of time spent testing students each year.

Ohio House Considers Capping Student Testing

Nov 18, 2014

State Lawmakers want to set a limit on the amount of time spent on mandatory testing in schools.