Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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This spring, Governor John Kasich called attention to Ohio's dropout problem when he mentioned the 24,000 students who leave Ohio schools without a diploma each year. In his mid-year budget review, Kasich laid out a number of initiatives to get students at risk of dropping out re-engaged in their education. The resulting legislation made its way through the Ohio House this week, and there's a separate bill pending that could also help students who didn't graduate from high school.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the legislation on the table.
Update: H.B. 343 has largely been folded into H.B. 483 as an amendment--another bill stemming from Governor Kasich's mid-biennium budget review--according to State Representative Teresa Fedor who serves on the House Education Committee.