Ohio Department of Higher Education

Ohio’s College Credit Plus Gets More Restrictive

Apr 12, 2018
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Ohio high school students who want to take college courses on the state’s dime will have some additional restrictions to consider starting with the summer term.

Friday is the deadline for students at Ohio private schools or homeschoolers to apply for the state’s College Credit Plus program. Public school students faced an April 1 application deadline.

The program allows high school students to work on college degrees before they receive their diploma.

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The Ohio Board of Education has approved a resolution against an Ohio House bill that would place most of the board’s responsibilities under a new entity in the governor’s office.

The state Board of Education voted in favor of a resolution saying they strongly oppose H.B.  512.

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The Ohio Statehouse was packed with people to testify against a proposed overhaul of the education system. The plan would hand the reins of the education department over to the governor. The latest committee hearing attracted opponents from several directions.

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The Ohio Department of Higher Education predicts nearly two-thirds of the jobs available in the state by 2020 will require post-secondary education, whether that’s a college degree or an industry credential. The statistic is at least part of the reason Gov. John Kasich has pushed programs he says will create a more educated workforce, including one that’s increasing tensions between Ohio community colleges and their larger university counterparts. StateImpact Ohio’s Ashton Marra reports.

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