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This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

Ohio High Schools Encouraged To Partner With Health Officials For Vaccinations

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state is calling on local health departments and Ohio school districts to find ways to connect high school students with the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s part of a month-long effort to vaccinate eligible teenagers and young adults. All Ohioans 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine…. Read More

The Athens High School entrance on Johnson Road.

New Law Adds Graduation Options For High School Seniors This Year

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio high school seniors stressed out about graduation can rest a little easier. High schools do not have to give the American history standardized test this year. And they will have other options to graduate seniors who do not pass the standardized tests required for other subjects. This was made possible… Read More

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DeWine To Announce Plan For High School Sports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is ready to announce his plan for fall high school sports during the coronavirus pandemic. The governor has hinted that sports will go ahead with restrictions and many decisions left up to parents, schools and local health departments. The Ohio High School Athletic Association also suggested last… Read More

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West Virginia High School Graduation Rates Reach High Mark

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education says high school graduation rates have reached the highest level recorded for the state. The department says the rates represent the percent of ninth grade students who graduate with a regular diploma in four or five years. Data from the 2018-2019 school year shows an… Read More

Ohio Adds Employable Skills Seal To Diplomas

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will use a new seal on high school diplomas to recognize students who demonstrate certain workplace characteristics that aren’t explicitly reflected in their grades, such as reliability, leadership and a commitment to being drug-free. Ohio employers helped identify 15 skills required for the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal. Student can qualify if mentors… Read More