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Ohio School Counselors Association president Nichole Miller talks about the bill alongside OSCA past president Heather Fairs and president-elect Michelle Grimm. It’s sponsored by Reps. Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Susan Manchester (R-Lakeview)
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Teachers unions and school counselors are backing a new bipartisan bill that would put into law a universal job description for school counselors.

Counselors are responsible for academics, college and career readiness, and students’ social and emotional issues. But Ohio School Counselors Association president Nichole Miller said they’re often doing data reporting or cafeteria duty, filling in for teachers or administering tests – which leaves little time to help students, especially those in crisis.

students voting at machines
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

This is the time of year when students choose their school’s homecoming courts. And kids in one Franklin County high school are voting in a very official way.

In the gym of Westland High School, real voting machines are programmed with the names of homecoming candidates. Kids make their choices, print out the paper ballots and then take them to another machine that will tally them before Friday night’s football game.            

NEOMED, Bio-Med Science Academy Break Ground for New Building

Apr 29, 2019
NEOMED

Construction is underway at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Bio-Med Science Academy on a new four-story building at the Rootstown campus. 

The facility will be used for training for middle and high school students, health care professionals and first responders.

Bio-Med Chief Administrative Officer Stephanie Lammlein said the $24-million project will allow the independent STEM school to move 7th and 8th graders from an offsite facility to the NEOMED campus.

Sherrod Brown
WKSU

Senator Sherrod Brown is proposing legislation to help high school students prepare for careers.

His proposed bill would help grow and develop apprenticeship programs in Ohio and across the country.

Brown says the Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act would give students a step to a high paying job.

“Too many students don’t realize apprenticeships can be a way for them to get their foot in the door and train for good jobs where they can build careers.”

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BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, December 6:

TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Hundreds of Akron high school students are in danger of not graduating on time. 

Current graduation requirements state that students must earn at least 18 points on several state tests and take at least 20 credits. However, some students in Akron have not been doing well on state tests.

Last year, the state allowed different options for the class of 2018 to receive their diplomas. State Representative Tavia Galonski says unless the same thing happens this year, many students will not graduate on time.

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UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, June 14:

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PEXELS

A national review of high school graduation requirements shows Ohio is providing students with a well-rounded education, but not necessarily at the quality researchers say is needed to succeed in a state college or career.