Several Ohio Groups Oppose Bill to Freeze School Assessments During Pandemic

As Ohio schools, parents, students and teachers continue to navigate through COVID-19 restrictions, adjustments and challenges, the public needs more information about how schools are performing, not less, according to a state business group.

Ohio Excels, a business coalition focused on educational outcomes for state students, sent its president, Lisa Gray, to testify before the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, asking that Ohio not waive assessments for the next two years, which is called for by Senate Bill 358.

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Ohio Lawmakers Rush to Introduce Gun Bills Following Mass Shootings

Following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton on August 3 and 4, Ohio lawmakers rushed to introduce eight gun bills aimed at regulating sales of firearms, including universal background checks and red flag laws.

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