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Friday Bill Roundup-Equal Pay, Common Core, Immigration and More

For more info on these bills, or a complete list of bills and resolutions introduced this week, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell.  Health Care HB 184-the Ohio Dental Care Optimization Act of 2017  House Bill 184 is an attempt to provide more dental care across Ohio. The bill would allow teledentistry in underserved areas, increase capacity in …

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House budget bill bans funding for PARCC testing

Controversy continues over Ohio’s PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) testing as Ohio lawmakers have added language into a two-year budget bill (HB64) that would ban the tests and the money to pay for them, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The testing is currently required by federal law and eliminating it could cost …

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Ohio’s Common Core may face another challenge in 2015

The Newark Advocate reports that the new education chairman in the Ohio House is receptive to hearing debate about Ohio’s Common Core educational standards. Representative Bill Hayes, R-Pataskala, has said that he intends to be open about the issue and “give everyone a fair hearing.” Hayes replaces former Ed. Chairman Gerry Stebelton, R-Lancaster, who was a …

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