State Board Backs Proposal to Exempt Class of 2018 from New Graduation Requirements

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The Ohio School Board is backing a proposal that would put into place a one-year emergency exemption from the state's new graduation requirements.  Those reqirements which were to go into effect with the Class of 2018--this year's juniors--scrap the Ohio Graduation Test for a battery of seven rigorous "end of course" tests.  Superintendents have been sounding the alarm that up to 30-percent of students--and more in some urban districts--were not on pace to graduate because students couldn't obtain the required scores on the tests.  Those end of course exams were in addition to passing high school classes. 

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Pat Bruns, Ohio Board of Education Member, District 4  
Chad Aldis, VP for Ohio Policy and Advocacy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute  
Jonathan Kuehnle, Principal, Shake Heights High School  
Sen. Peggy Lehner, (R) District-6, Chair, Ohio Senate Education Committee 
 

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