Ohio School District Brings Back In-School Driver’s Ed Class

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio school district has brought back in-school driver’s ed classes to help more students earn licenses.

Akron Public Schools is piloting the program’s return in schools with the greatest need. The classes take place after school at a discount, with some students earning scholarships to defray the cost.

Driver’s ed classes in school is largely a thing of the past, with private third-party providers taking over the training beginning a few decades ago. Some employers told the district that students’ lack of a license was a deal breaker when hiring.