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Days Are Numbered For Athens’ West Elementary School

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Parents in Athens’ West neighborhood have known for quite some time that this day might come. As construction nears completion on new state-of-the-art facilities for Athens City Schools, the district will consolidate to fewer buildings, and elementary students will settle into new homes. Since the project’s inception, families have been left… Read More

A row of desks in a classroom with a backpack hanging up on the back wall

Ohio Legislature Finalizes Reform To School District Evaluation System

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Legislature passed an ambitious education bill despite a transformative amendment introduced midway through the bill’s life cycle. Ohio House Bill 82, originally introduced to revise standardized test requirements, will now remedy longtime complaints about the state’s school district evaluation system.  The bill’s initial provisions remain intact, however. It will… Read More

Kids walk to class in the hallway of Worthington Kilbourne High School. All students will be back in the district's schools for in-person learning starting March 22.

Ohio Lawmakers Approve Bill To Change Federal Test Requirements

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A bill to change the way Ohio does federally mandated standardized K-12 tests this year is on its way to Gov. Mike DeWine. The bill also has a change to make sure it isn’t a moot point at the end of the school year. The bill waives federal requirements on tests,… Read More